Ranji Trophy 2022: Proud of Yash Dhull’s century, says his father
India’s Under-19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull has made his father Vijay Dhull proud by hitting a century on his first-class debut against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy 2022 Elite Group H match at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.
“It is a very proud feeling because Ranji Trophy holds a lot of reputation in Indian cricket’s domestic circuit and to score a century on debut is great. We were waiting as he had performed well in white-ball cricket and we are very proud of what he did in red-ball cricket,” Yash Dhull’s father told ANI.
Before the start of the season, Yash Dhull was drafted into Delhi’s Ranji Trophy team and placed to the opening position, where he scored a superb 113 off 150 balls against Tamil Nadu.
“I would like to thank those in our association who have selected him and given him a chance. He has told me that he is timing the ball well so I will do well in white-ball as well as a red ball,” Vijay Dhull said.
Yash scored his century in just 133 balls, hitting 18 boundaries in the process. The captain of the Under-19 World Cup-winning team took the challenge of as an opener and produced for his team.
“Youngsters will come into the team. He used to not open much. In domestic cricket, he used to open but he has opened for the first time at this level. So, it was a challenge for him but he has done better in that challenge,” Vijay Dhull said.
Yash Dhull has had a string of successes, including leading India to a fifth ICC Under-19 World Cup victory. He was signed for Rs 50 lakh by Delhi Capitals and has already scored a century on his Ranji debut.
“In our family, we were just hoping that someone should pick him. Frankly speaking, Under-19 has a level but the level of IPL is very high there. All the stars of the world play there. We just wanted him to get picked and Delhi Capitals was his choice because he has played from the academy of Delhi and when he was picked then we were very happy,” Vijay Dhull said.
Yash Dhull’s father is well aware that his son can get distracted by his early successes. He wants his coach to continue guiding him in the same manner as before.
“Post the IPL auction I spoke to him and congratulated him. It was an emotional moment for us. We were all emotional. At times we are a bit scared too. He should not get distracted. We have told his coaches that they should treat and guide him the way they used to do it earlier.”