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Shubman Gill Biography: The Story of India’s Most Promising Cricketer

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India’s ICC U-19 World Cup victory in 2018 not only proved the country’s dominance in world cricket but also gave a glimpse of some of the future cricketing stars. One such outstanding talent was Shubman Gill. During the entire tournament, the youngster’s performances with the cricket bat shone through and throttled him into the limelight. Keeping aside the final against Australia, he scored 50+ scores in all the games he played, and topped a blazing hundred in the semi-final against the arch-rivals, Pakistan.

From that moment this young prodigy has made a buzz in cricket lovers’ minds. Even the pundits have stated that this wonder kid is going to be one of the prime batsmen for the India cricket team in the future. The lad who played with bat and ball as a toy in childhood worked hard and today he is marching on the road to success. Among the pool of top cricketing talents in India, add Shubman Gill’s name to that list.

Details
Full Name
Shubman Singh Gill
Age
23
Sport Category
Cricket
Date of Birth
September 8, 1999
Hometown
Fazilka, Punjab
Height
5'10"
Coach
Vikram Rathour
Achievement
Youngest cricketer to lead a side in the Deodhar Trophy, Leading scorer for Punjab in 2018-19 Ranji Trophy (728), Leading run-scorer for India in 2018 U-19 WC (372), Youngest batsman for an Indian team to score a double century in a first-class match vs West Indies, Scored Maiden County Hundred against Sussex
Networth
4 million USD (Approx)
Parent
father: Lakhwinder Singh Gill, Mother: Kirat Gill
ODI Debut
vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Jan 31, 2019
Test Debut
vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Dec 26, 2020
Batting Style
Right-handed
Bowling Style
Right-arm off break
Teams Played for
Punjab, India U19, India U23, India A, Kolkata Knight Riders, India B, India, India C, India Blue
IPL Debut
vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens, Apr 14, 2018
Alma Mater
Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali
Playing Position
Opener

Shubman Gill Biography

Early days

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Shubman Gill was born in Fazilka, a city in Punjab to Lakhwinder Gill and Keart Gill. He has a sister named Shahneel Gill.

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His father Lakhwinder Singh once spoke about his son’s passion for the game.

“Shubman never liked any other toy. He always loved playing with the bat and ball. He used to play with the cricket bat and ball even during going to bed,” Lakhwinder told PTI.

“We fully supported him for achieving his dream to become a cricketer, dedicating 15 years to him to enable him to become a world-class cricketer. We even left our work and skipped several family functions including marriage ceremonies of our relatives so we could dedicate as much time as we could on him,” he added further.


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His father, an agriculturist would ask the hired people to help on the farm to throw balls at Gill to help him practice batting. Lakhwinder was convinced of his talent and moved the family to Mohali and rented a house near the PCA Stadium.

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While he was anonymously working out at the small academy opposite Mohali’s PCA Stadium, former Indian pacer Karsan Ghavri held a bowling camp for talented seamers where he needed kids to bat against his bowlers. And incidentally, that’s when young Shubman came into the picture.

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Domestic circuit

Shubaman Gill, KreedOn
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In an Under-16 Inter-District tournament, he scored 351 runs in one inning. Even on his Under-16 state debut for Punjab, he smashed an unbeaten double century. All this came in the year 2014. He made his List A debut for Punjab in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He made his first-class debut for Punjab in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy in the same year.
As the years were passing the young gun was making an impact with his games. In 2018, Shubman was named in India C’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy. The form led him to make an entry in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy.

Shubman Gill: International career

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With his batting powers at the domestic level, he impressed the selectors and was given a chance to play in the U19 side in 2017. He was named the vice-captain of India’s squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

Gill made the entire nation proud with his batting skills on the international level. He was the leading run-scorer for India in the World Cup, with 372 runs. He was also named the player of the tournament. The young talent was also called for India (senior team). He traveled to New Zealand in 2018 but couldn’t make a debut.

Gill made his Test debut for India on 26 December 2020, against Australia, and in the fourth Test at the Gabba, he scored 91 runs to help India win the series. Gill also scored his first ODI century against Zimbabwe at Harare on 22 August 2022.


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Shubman Gill: Setting IPL on Fire

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Following Gill’s Player of the Series award in the U-19 World Cup, he attracted the interest of four franchises during IPL 2018 auction including Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Delhi Capitals. However, in the end, KKR made the final bid and snatched him for Rs 1.80 crore. In the season, he has scored 296 runs at an impressive average of 32.88 from 14 matches.

IPL- 2022

Shubman Gill IPL 2022- KreedOn
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The 23-year-old right-handed opener had a stellar season with Gujarat Titans (GT) in the Indian Premier League 2022. He helped his team led by Hardik Pandya to win the IPL 2022 title.

Shubman Gill: Achievements & Records

  • Shubman has twice been awarded BCCI’s ‘Best Junior Cricketer’ (U-14 and U-16) Award’ in 2013-14 and 2014-15.
  • He was the player of the tournament of 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
  • He holds the world record of scoring 587 runs in partnership with Nirmal Singh.
  • Youngest cricketer to lead a side in the Deodhar Trophy
  • Leading scorer for Punjab in 2018-19 Ranji Trophy (728)
  • Leading run-scorer for India in 2018 U-19 WC (372)
  • Youngest batsman for an Indian team to score a double century in a first-class match vs West Indies A
  • 2019 IPL Emerging player of the Tournament
  • Player of the Tournament in 2018 U19 WC
  • Scored first ODI century for India against Zimbabwe at Harare on 22 August 2022
  • In September 2022, Shubman Gill Scores Maiden County Century.

Shubman GiIl Stats

Batting & Fielding
FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test112125799130.47101057.320475870
ODI99249913071.28474105.271354760
FC37647300226852.66430569.7371636640240
List A64638276314350.23302591.3371428348320
T2089861423179632.181836126.1901623060350

IPL Stats

Batting & Fielding
YearMatNoRunsHSAvgBFSR100504s6sCTST
Career741219009632.201517125.2501418847300
20221624839634.50365132.3304511170
20211704785728.11402118.9003501260
202014144070*33.84373117.960344970
20191442967632.88238124.3603211070
201813520357*33.83139146.040122530

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Shubman Gill: Lesser Known Facts

  • He always keeps a red handkerchief while batting.
  • At the age of 8, he would wake up at 3:30 am, get ready for two hours of practice from 4, attend school, and return in the afternoon for more cricket.
  • He is a huge fan of Sachin Tendulkar and current Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
  • His favorite football club is FC Barcelona.

 

Conclusion

With an appetite for runs matched with a temperament rated way beyond his years – Shubhman Gill has all the makings of a star cricketer. With marvelous Under 19 success and IPL form, he is already giving a knock on the national door. A boy whose wicket was priced at ₹ 100 at the age of five, has unquestionably come a long way to realize his dreams of playing for India. Going by his immense potential, we can concretely say that this young gun is destined for bigger and greater things in the future.

Shubman Gill: Social Media

 

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We can, we will ?

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XOXO

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They used to shout my name, now they whisper it.

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Akshay Badwe
The God taught me to love everybody but the most ones I learned to love are the athletes. Desire, determination and discipline takes me to a great deal of love towards sports. One can call me an avid sport maniac because I love to pen down some glorious content on sports. Being from journalism background with experience in media from couple of years I would like to keep this legacy going and now joining Kreedon gives me one more platform to explore the new world. I am always up to have a word on sports with a coffee.

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