Shubman Gill has garnered lots of appreciation from every cricket legend since his U19 days. The batsman has been praised for his batting technique several times, which every former cricketer considers as the finest among young cricketer. Players like him, Rishabh Pant, Ruturaj Gaikwad are the best future of Indian Cricket.
However, this is not something he achieved overnight. This took a lot of courage. determination, hard-work and passion to reach this platform. His appreciation days begin as early as from his U-16 inter-district matches, when he was merely 14 years old.
He scored 351 runs in 277 balls, with a partnership of 587 runs which is a world record at district level. Through this the caliber of Shubman Gill was crystal clear to every cricketing expert. Shubman Gill did not stop here and achieved great heights in his cricketing career. To begin with, on his debut for India U-19 against England in August 2017, he slammed finest 147 runs. The star batsman was the vice captain of India’s U19 team for U-19 World Cup 2018. He was also the 2nd highest run scorer in the tournament, with a best average of 124.
Shubman Gill considers himself as a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. But now his favorite is Virat Kohli, as he explained that the kind of personality Virat Kohli carries, makes everyone awestruck and he would certainly love to have that kind of thing.
Gill has been a consistent performer with the bat, who plays his 90% shots along the ground with minimum risk factor. He has produced some breathtaking performances for Kolkata Knight Riders and Indian team. If the stats of his IPL career are taken into account, then the batsman averages 31.49 in 55 IPL innings scoring 1417 runs at a strike rate of 123.
The young batter is praised by everyone for his shots selection, technique and timing. However, in his debut test series against Australia during India’s tour of Australia 2020-2021. Shubman Gill proved to everyone about his capabilities and strength on this tour. He only played 3 out 4 test matches and made a big impact, as he scored 259 runs in 6 innings against Australia’s lethal bowling attack including Pat Cummins.
After this series, everyone believed that Shubman Gill could prove to be an upcoming star in Indian Cricket team. From Sachin Tendulkar to Sunil Gavaskar to Rohit Sharma, everyone was just praising the young talent for his brilliant batting performances. Here are some of the lines said by cricket legends for Gill.
- I think Shubman is a fluent batsman. He is a future of Indian cricket- Rohit Sharma
For someone playing only his 2nd test match @RealShubmanGill looks very assured at the wicket. Good solid defence, positive stroke play and clarity of thought. Definitely has a very bright future for India in all the 3 formats. #AUSvsIND
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 8, 2021
Such a nice satisfying day of Test cricket to watch. Saw excellence in batting through Steve Smith. Excellence in fielding thanks to Jadeja and potential world class player of the future in Shubman Gill. #AUSvIND
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 8, 2021
He is just starting out but Shubman Gill is the real thing.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 8, 2021
— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 8, 2021