As India thrashed New Zealand by 168 runs, Shubman Gill smashed Virat Kohli's previous mark for the greatest individual score in T20Is for India. Kohli responded to the youngster's innings in an amazing way. Shubman Gill, a rising star for India, silenced his detractors in the third and final T20I of the series against New Zealand with an astonishing unbroken 126-run effort. Many former cricketers and fans thought Gill needed to step back and concentrate on ODIs and Tests after a run of poor performances in the format, but the 23-year-old finally paid back captain Hardik Pandya and the team management's faith as he surpassed Virat Kohli to become India's highest scorer in an innings in T20Is. Gill is renowned for having batting legacy in the Indian squad, thus it wasn't shocking when the former skipper of the team posted an Instagram story saying the same. After scoring a century in the third T20I, Kohli shared a photo of himself and Gill on social media with an amazing five-word remark. "The future is here," stated Kohli in a letter to Sitara (Star).With his tonne against New Zealand, Gill became the second-youngest hitter in the history of the game to score a hundred runs in each of the three versions of the game. Ahmed Shahzad of Pakistan now holds the record after reaching the three-figure threshold in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is at the age of 22 years and 127 days. Gill's T20I debut, incidentally, came in the team's opening match of the year against Sri Lanka in January. Gill had only scored 76 runs in five games before to his century hit, and there had been a lot of pressure on the kid to keep his spot in the lineup, especially with the presence of Prithvi Shaw, another young opener. Gill and Virat Kohli have teamed together. When Team India resumes play on February 9 against Australia, the duo will be looking to contribute similarly in the longest format as they have in a lot of solid combinations in ODIs. When it plays Australia, who is presently leading the table in the 2021–23 season, the Rohit Sharma–led Indian squad will be competing for a spot in the World Test Championship.