Several past players congratulated Shubman Gill on his accomplishment shortly after he scored his first century for India on Twitter. Three years after making his international debut, Gill finally recorded his first three-digit score for India after almost reaching the century mark. In the third one-day international in Harare, India edged out Zimbabwe by a slim margin, 3-0, thanks in large part to Gill’s 130 off 97.

Congratulation messages were pouring in left, right, and center, but one tweet from Yuvraj Singh demonstrated the significance of Gill’s century. “Finally!!! Congratulations, @ShubmanGill. You earned that huge amount so! Many congratulations on reaching 100. There will be many more; this is only the beginning “Yuvraj, who has served as Gill’s mentor in a way, tweeted.

Gill, who was named Player of the Match, was questioned by teammate Ishan Kishan about the significance of the tweet from the illustrious Yuvraj in an interview after the game. In response, Gill said that he had spoken with Yuvraj before leaving for the tour of Zimbabwe and had even conveyed his worry about India not scoring a century. He had scored 82 not out and an undefeated 98 against West Indies, but he was unable to reach the coveted number until Monday.

“I only met him before traveling to Zimbabwe, and he encouraged me to go there and seek to bat through because you’re hitting well. I was informing him that I wouldn’t be receiving the hundred, “100 nahi aa raha.” He said, “Don’t worry, it’ll arrive,” “In a video BCCI posted, Gill stated.

In addition to his fatherly hundred, which included 15 fours and a six, Gill also made an important catch to remove Zimbabwean batsman Sikandar Raza, who had just struck a stunning half-century and was in danger of winning the game for Zimbabwe. India was able to win the dead rubber by 13 runs with to Gill’s excellent catch in the deep that put a stop to Raza’s innings.