Shubman Gill is the most recent prodigy in India's hitting pedigree. He rose to prominence after scoring 418 runs at 104.50 in the 2018 ICC U19 Global Cup, when he batted at No. 3 as Prithvi Shaw's deputy and helped India win a record fourth world title. Gill, who was also named Player of the Tournament in this season, was a hot commodity in the 2018 IPL auctions, when he was selected by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 1.8 crore (USD 280,000).
Gill, who was born in Fazilka, Punjab, had an early admirer in his father, Lakhwinder Singh, who relocated to Mohali and rented a home near the PCA Stadium so that his son might have greater access to cricket. It wasn't long before Gill became the talk of the town. In 2014, he scored 351 in Punjab's Inter-District U16 competition, including a 587-run opening partnership with Nirmal Singh, and then went on to make his U16 debut for Punjab at the 2016 Vijay Merchant Trophy, scoring a double hundred.
Gill made his List A debut for Punjab in the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy, batting one-down, and then went on to make his first-class debut against Bengal in the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy, where he batted as an opener and scored his maiden half-century, followed by a maiden hundred against Services in the next game. Gill earned the BCCI award for Best Junior Cricketer for two years in a row in 2013-14 and 2014-15, and he was a strong contender for the U19 team. Gill excelled in India's convincing 3-1 win over England in the Youth ODIs at home, hitting 351 runs in four innings, and then went on to replicate his high standards in his maiden trip of England shortly after. India thrashed the hosts 5-0, with Gill leading the way with 278 runs in four innings.
Gill easily surpassed Prithvi Shaw, the 18-year-old Mumbai batsman who had the media buzzing with a whopping five first-class hundreds to his record, as the greatest batsman among his peers at the World Cup. Gill was able to play in a similar mould thanks to his bottom-handed style, which was popularised by Virat Kohli and others. He drove in runs quickly, mixing fast singles and doubles with big hits all over the field, and he was known as much for his hitting skill as he was for his fielding ability.
After returning from the World Cup in New Zealand, Gill was thrust back into the mundane task of representing Punjab in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He began the competition with modest scores of 25, 4 and 8, but he quickly rebounded, flaying a match-winning 123 against a furious Karnataka team. Gill was effortlessly moving into being a senior India player after strong performances in the 2018-19 domestic season. Despite batting out of position for the Kolkata Knight Riders, he appeared nervous on the big stage of the IPL. For the Punjab teenager, 2019 has the potential to be a career-defining year after he was selected for the ODIs in New Zealand, where he also made his international debut.
With India's perennial number-four problem, many thought Gill would be given a chance with the World Cup just around the corner, but after a handful of games (all on extremely difficult conditions), he was left out of the team. The selectors and he, of course, both understood that time was on his side and that his moment would come. He batted in the top order in the 2019 IPL and, on predicted lines, had a larger impression. His achievements in red-ball cricket, on the other hand, have persuaded people of his completeness as a batsman. Gill has established a claim for a position across formats by churning out runs for pleasure in his limited First-class career thus far and has been chosen as a back-up opener for the home Tests against South Africa.
Gill's heady blend of enthusiasm, hard work, and talent promises to create a career that will serve Indian cricket well in the future, despite the fact that it is still early days. Until then, Gill and the many cricket fans must wait with bated breath.
Shubman Gill Height and Physical Appearance
- Height: 5’10”
- Weight: 65 kilograms
- Eye colour: Dark Brown
- Hair colour: Black
Shubman Gill Family
Born on 8th September 1999 in Fazilka, Punjab, Shubman Gill age
is 21. An agriculturist, Lakhwinder Singh Gill, is Shubman Gill Father
. Shubman Gill Mother
is Kirat Gill. He has an elder sister too, Shahneel Kaur Gill.
Sara Tendulkar, the daughter of the legendry name Sachin Tendulkar, is Shubman Gill Girlfriend
. The young lady holds a medical degree from University College London. She attended Mumbai's Dhirubai Ambani International School for her education. When both of them shared photos on Instagram with the same message, rumours of them dating began to circulate. However, none of them has publicly confirmed their relationship.
Shubman Gill Net Worth
Shubman Gill's net worth is reported to be over $1 million (around Rs. 7.4 crore). His earnings as a professional cricketer and brand endorsements account for a large portion of his net worth. In 2018, Kolkata paid 1.8 crore for Gill, and the 21-year-old will be paid the same amount in the Dream11 IPL 2020. Nike, Cinthol, and Giordano are among the brands that the Kolkata star endorses. Shubman Gill IPL Price 2020 & 2021 was Rs. 18,000,000.
Shubman Gill Records
- In the Punjab Under-16 district-level tournament in 2010, he had the highest score of 330 runs.
- In 2017, he became Punjab's fourth-youngest cricketer to score a first-class century in the Ranji Trophy.
- He was named as the captain of the India Blue team for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy in August 2019.
- Gill was selected as the captain of the India C team for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy in October 2019.
Shubman Gill Awards
- In 2019 IPL, he won Emerging Player of the Tournament Award.
- In the season 2013-2014, he was awarded with the M. A. Chidambaram Trophy for the best under-16 cricketer.