Shubman Gill’s appetite for scoring big has made him one of India’s most promising batsmen. He grabbed international headlines after smashing an incredible 418 in the 2018 U-19 World Cup at an average of 104.50. He was a vital cog of Rahul Dravid’s well-oiled machine and helped bring home the title. His performances saw him being named the ‘Player of the Tournament’, an accolade won by the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara.
|Date of Birth||8th Sept 1999|
|Height||5 ft 10 inches|
|Playing Role||Right-Hand Batsman|
An explosive top-order batsman who prefers playing in the number three position, Gill has consistently played in age groups above his own. Having debuted at the U-16 level, Gill was already making a name for himself. He scored 351 in Punjab’s Inter-District U-16 tournament and soon followed it up with an unbeaten double century in the Vijay Merchant Trophy. Praise and accolades have followed this young man wherever he has gone. He has dazzled in the Ranji trophy as well. He scored his maiden half-century on his debut. In the following match, he went one better and scored a century.
At the age of 20, Shubman Gill made his international debut as New Zealand hosted India. As of now, he has made only two senior appearances as part of the national team. If his previous performances are anything to go by, his star is certainly rising:
Shubman Gill was still in New Zealand for the 2018 World Cup when Kolkata Knight Riders picked him up for a cool INR 1.8 crore.
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