In the rich tapestry of Indian cricket, the emergence of young talents has always been a cause for celebration. Recently, in the World Test Championship (WTC) spanning from 2023 to 2025, two instances stand out where two Indian batters under the age of 25 displayed exceptional prowess by scoring centuries in the same India in Test Cricket. Let’s delve into these remarkable moments
1996 vs England, Nottingham
A trip down memory lane takes us to Nottingham in 1996 when two budding Indian stars, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar, showcased their batting brilliance against England.
Sourav Ganguly: The ‘Prince of Kolkata’ announced his arrival on the international stage with a magnificent innings of 136 runs in the first innings.
Sachin Tendulkar: The legendary ‘Master Blaster’ stamped his authority with a majestic knock of 177 runs, displaying his unmatched class and skill.
2024 vs England, Visakhapatnam
Fast forward to the modern era, Visakhapatnam witnessed another historic moment as two young Indian talents, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill, left an indelible mark on the Test match.
Yashasvi Jaiswal: The left-handed sensation showcased his immense potential with a breathtaking innings of 209 runs in the first innings, laying the foundation for India’s dominance.
Shubman Gill: The stylish right-hander complemented Jaiswal’s brilliance with a composed century, scoring 104 runs in the third innings to further consolidate India’s position in the match.
These instances not only highlight the exceptional talent nurtured within the Indian cricketing system but also serve as a testament to the depth and quality of young cricketers emerging from the country. Furthermore, as India continues its journey in international cricket, the future looks promising with these young and rising stars leading the way towards greater glory.