Shubman Gill, born on September 8, 1999, is an Indian professional cricket player who performs as a right-handed opening batsman for Punjab in county cricket and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Gill has an extremely interesting story.
Lakhwinder Singh, Gill’s father; was a farm worker who was established in Chak Khere wala village; adjacent to Jalalabad in Fazilka region in Punjab. Firstly, his father built a cricket field on his farm for Gill to train; and a grass pitch to play on; later, he used to dare neighbourhood youngsters to out his kid for 100 rupees. As per Lakhwinder Singh; he abandoned farming in his hometown and relocated to Mohali in order to help his son become a competitive batsman. Gill received instruction from his school for a few years; before his father enrolled him in the Punjab Cricket Association’s facility.
Shubam Gill domestic career till now!
Firstly, On February 25, 2017, he played his List A start for Punjab in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy out against Vidharbha squad. Later, b y November 17, 2017, he won his first-class appearance for Punjab in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy. Soon afterward, in his second first-class encounter, playing for Punjab versus Services, he hit his first hundred. Moreover, he scored 129 runs against the Bengal. Additionally, On February 25, 2017, he played his List A start for Punjab in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy out against Vidharbha squad. Later, by November 17, 2017, he won his first-class appearance for Punjab in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy. Soon afterward, in his second first-class encounter, playing for Punjab versus Services, he hit his first hundred. Moreover, h e scored 129 runs against Bengal. With in the 2018 IPL season, he was purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders for 1.8 crore.
Will he be retained by KKR in the upcoming season?
Furthermore, Until 2019, Gill has accumulated 990 runs in first-class cricket in fourteen sessions and eight games. Later, in his sixteenth innings, he hit his 1,000 run milestone in first-class cricket. With 728 runs in five games, he became Punjab’s best run-scorer in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy. In March 2019, he was identified by the ICC as one of eight players to watch ahead of the 2019 IPL; which he ended up winning. He was selected skipper of the India Blue squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy in 2019. Thereafter, he was named captain of India’s C squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy. He became the tournament’s youngest captain when he took the helm of a team. He was 20 years old, breaking Virat Kohli’s record of 21 years.
Gill can become the next opener for India?
Shubman Gill was included to India’s limited-overs team for the second leg of their series against New Zealand. On 31 January 2019, he made his ODI start versus New Zealand in the fourth ODI of the series at Seddon Park. Gill then became youngest batter for an Indian side to make a double hundred in a first-class match in August 2019. He was 19 years old when he hit 204 runs for India A versus West Indies A at Trinidad & Tobago’s.
He was picked to India’s Test team for their sequence against South Africa the following month, although he did not play. Gill was selected captain of India’s A squad for their tour of New Zealand.Later, In 2020, he was picked to India’s Test team once more, this time for a series against New Zealand.
Shubman Gill earned his Test debut for India vs Australia in 2020; assisting India to a comeback victory in the set’ second game. He made 91 runs in the test Match at the Gabba to enable India win the series. Most recently, he has been included in the squad to face New Zealand in a two match test series.