Shubman Gill (Cricketer)
Shubman Gill (Born 8 September 1999) is an Indian international cricketer, Whom we have often seen playing for Punjab as a right-handed opening batsman. Gill served as the India U-19 team’s vice-captain during the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In late 2017, he made his List-A debut against Vidharbha, first-class debut for Punjab against Bengal in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, and List-A debut against Services. He scored a half-century in the first game and 129 runs in the subsequent match. He was chosen to serve as the vice-captain of India’s Under-19 team at the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In January 2019, he made his international debut for the Indian cricket team.
Shubman was named the tournament’s Player of the Tournament after scoring 372 runs at an average of 124.00 while batting third and contributing significantly to India’s record-tying fourth global championship. Batting legends like Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, and Sourav Ganguly praised his game-winning 102 not out against Pakistan U-19 in the semi-final.
Early & Personal Lifestyle
Shubman Gill was born 8 September 1999 in Chak Jaimal Singh Wala, Fazilka, Punjab, Except Gill, he has a sister and parents living in his house. Gill’s father who is a farmer named Lakhwinder Singh Gill. Mother’s name is Keerat Gill and sister’s name is Shahneel Gill. Lakhwinder Singh says that, he quit farming in his hometown and came to Mohali in order to turn his son into a professional cricketer. Gill received coaching from his school for a while after his father enrolled him at the academy of the Punjab Cricket Association. According to his father, Gill has a desire to continue farming, which he expressed as a child. Shubman Gill feels a deep emotional connection to his farmland and village.
Lakhwinder who himself wanted to become a good cricketer but due to some reason he could not fulfill his dreams. Then he thought that if he himself could not become a cricketer, then he would make Shubman a cricketer. Early on, he saw his son’s cricketing ability. He used to hire the help of the farm to throw the ball at Shubman so that he could practice batting. Gill’s father moved the family to Mohali and rented a home close to the PCA Stadium after becoming confident of his aptitude. According to Gill’s father, Shubman has loved cricket since he was three years old. Since the age of three, he has solely played cricket. At that age, kids would play with toys. He never asked for anything like that.
|Born||8 September 1999 in Fazilka, Punjab|
|Parent’s||Keart Gill, Lakhwinder Singh|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
|Weight||65 kg Approx.|
Career in Domestic & International
On February 25, 2017, he faced the Vidharbha team in the 2016–2017 Vijay Hazare Trophy, making his List A debut for Punjab. On November 17, 2017, he made his first-class debut for Punjab in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy. Later same month, when batting for Punjab against Services in his second first-class game, he recorded his first century. He scored 129 points against the Bengals. He was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 IPL auction in January for 1.8 crore (US$230,000). On April 14, 2018, he played his first Twenty20 match for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
He was included on India C’s roster for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy in October 2018. And produced an undefeated century against India A in the last round-robin game to help India C advance to the championship. He was listed as one of the eight players to watch heading into the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy the following month. Gill had 990 runs in first-class cricket as of January 1st, 2019, coming from fourteen innings across eight matches. In his fifteenth innings of first-class cricket, he scored his 1,000th run a week later. With 728 runs in five games, he was Punjab’s top run-scorer in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy.
Shubman participated in the Indian Under-19s’ series win of England Under-19s in February 2017. After that He was selected vice captain of India’s team for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in December 2017. With 372 runs, he led India in runs scored during the competition. Additionally, he received the title of tournament player. The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Gill the team’s rising star after India’s matches in the competition. On December 26, 2020, Gill made his Test debut for India against Australia, aiding India in a comeback victory in the second game of the series. He made 91 runs in the fourth Test at the Gabba to help India win the series.