Shubman Gill is an Indian cricketer who plays as a right-handed opening batsman. He is considered one of the most promising young cricketers in the world. Gill is known for his elegant batting style and his ability to score consistently in all formats of the game.
Gill was born on September 8, 1999, in Fazilka, Punjab, India. He started playing cricket at a very young age and was encouraged by his father, who was a cricketer himself. Gill moved to Mohali at the age of eight to pursue his cricket career. He joined the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Academy and trained under the guidance of former Indian cricketer Paras Mhambrey.
Gill made his first-class debut for Punjab in December 2017. He scored a century in his debut match against Services. Gill also made his List A debut for Punjab in the same month. He scored a half-century in his debut match against Tamil Nadu.
In 2018, Gill was selected in the Indian Under-19 cricket team for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer, with 418 runs at an average of 104.50. Gill was also named the Player of the Tournament for his outstanding performance.
Gill made his international debut for India in January 2019, in an One Day International (ODI) match against New Zealand. He scored a half-century in his debut match. Gill also made his Test debut for India in December 2019, in a match against Australia.
Gill has played 9 ODIs and 10 Tests for India as of September 22, 2023. He has scored 409 runs in ODIs at an average of 45.44 and 306 runs in Tests at an average of 30.60.
Gill has played for Punjab in domestic cricket since 2017. He has also played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Gujarat Titans (GT) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Gill has been one of the most consistent batsmen in domestic cricket in recent years. He has scored over 1000 runs in each of the last three seasons of the Ranji Trophy. Gill is also the youngest player to score a triple century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Arjuna Award for Cricket (2023)
Gill has been involved in a few controversies over the years. In 2018, he was accused of age fraud by a former cricketer. However, Gill was cleared of all charges by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
In 2021, Gill was involved in a spat with former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag on Twitter. Sehwag had criticized Gill's batting, and Gill had responded angrily. However, the two players later reconciled.
Gill is a private person and does not reveal much about his personal life. He is currently dating Sara Tendulkar, the daughter of former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Gill is still only 23 years old, and he has a lot of time to develop his game and become a world-class cricketer. He has the potential to break many records and achieve great things for India.
Here are some of the things that Gill can do to improve his game and become a world-class cricketer: