Ranchi: Shubman Gill, who is captaining India C in the Deodhar Trophy, becomes the youngest-known captain in the Trophy finals today. The 20-year-old broke Virat Kohli’s 10-year old record as he led his side in the final of the domestic tournament. India skipper, Virat Kohli, had captained North Zone in the final back in the 2009-10 season at the age of 21.
Although Gill could not contribute much with the bat in the summit clash against Parthiv Patel-led India B, he started the tournament with an impressive knock of 143 against India A on Friday However, he could only manage a couple of runs in his next two outings in the domestic tournament. The final has been underway at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.
In 2009, Virat Kohli led his side to a comfortable victory as North Zone defeated West Zone to clinch the coveted trophy. Kohli’s state mate Unmukt Chand is third on the list as he was the captain at the age of 22 when he led India B in the final of Deodhar Trophy in 2015.