8 Cool facts about Shubman Gill

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So, let’s dive into facts Shubman Gill, He is a current wonderful batman for Indian team. So read this article till end because his article is going to be very interesting, because, many of them don’t know these facts or you know but doesn’t notice, but any way, lets start this article without any further delay.

8 Cool facts about Shubman Gill:

Balancing cricket and studies:

Certainly Shubman did not want to let his father’s sacrifice go in vain. He used to practice for about four to five hours every day. Eating, gym, practice, yoga and sleeping were his daily routine. Therefore, he had a lot of trouble in dealing with education. He studied from Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali. Her nickname is Shubhi and she also has an elder sister named Shahneel Kaur Gill.

IPL Chance:

In the IPL 2018 auction, the right-handed batsman was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders. The franchise bought him for ₹1.8 crore and he made his debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens. Gill played a total of 13 matches in the season and scored 203 runs in 11 innings at an average of 34 and a strike rate of 146. He recorded the highest score of 57 runs in the tournament.

About Shubman Gill:

Shubman was born on 8 September 1999 in a small town called Fazilka in Punjab, to Lakhwinder Singh and Kirt Gill. He developed a keen interest in cricket at a very young age. His father is an agricultural expert and he played a huge role in making Shubman the cricketer he is today. It is said that in his childhood he did not like any toy except the cricket bat.

Terrific show in domestic cricket:

In 2014, Gill scored 351 runs in the Punjab Inter-District U16 Tournament. He then scored a double century in his U16 debut match for Punjab in the Vijay Merchant Trophy. Soon, he made his List A debut in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy and his first-class debut in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy against Bengal. Gill scored a half-century in this match and then scored his first century in the next game against Services.

The young player won the BCCI Award for Best Junior Cricketer consecutively in 2013–14 and 2014–15. He played a key role in India Under-19’s victory in the Youth ODI against England at home by scoring 351 runs in 4 innings. India then toured England, defeating the hosts 5–0 and Gill was again the top scorer with 278 runs in 4 innings. As of 1 January 2019, Gill has scored 990 runs in only 14 first-class innings and reached 1,000 runs in his fifteenth innings.

The Under-19 World Cup:

Rewarding these stellar performances, the selectors selected Gill for the U19 World Cup 2018. He was one of the most important members of the team. Except the final, he scored fifty or above in all the matches. His match-winning inning of 102 not out against Pakistan was praised by Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid. The right-hander won the man of the match award three times in the tournament and was also man of the series. At that time he was appointed the vice-captain of the team for the mega event. ICC also called him the rising star of the team.

The Supersition:

Shubman believes in superstitions and carries a red handkerchief for whatever game he plays. The story behind this unique superstition is that he carried a white handkerchief in one of the under-16 games and scored a century. Before this he was constantly struggling with low scores. But, since he was dirty, he took a red one and gained a ton more. This belief has continued since then.

Shubman Ideal:

Shubman Gill considers Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli as his idols. Although Sachin is his all-time favorite player, Kohli is his favorite among current cricketers. “Obviously, my all-time favorite is Sachin Tendulkar. When I started watching cricket, he was a legend, he is still a legend and will always be a legend. But, now my favorite is Virat Kohli. I like his style, the way he handles himself and the way he handles pressure. I would like to try to emulate him. It will be very difficult,” he said as quoted by Sportskeeda.

The sacrifice:

Lakhwinder Singh, himself a cricket lover, wanted to play the game professionally when he was young. But lack of opportunities nipped his dream in the bud. But, he did not let this happen to his son and became his first cricket coach. Although he was not a professional cricketer, Lakhwinder Singh’s understanding of cricket was such that any coach could beat him. They were also asked to play on cots, where the ball would slip and fall. This helped his ace to play the fast bowlers well. In 2007, Lakhwinder moved his family from Chak Khaire Wala, a village in Fazilka district, to Mohali for better cricket facilities. Mohali was about 300 km from Lakhwinder’s village. Even today, Shubman takes advice from his father whenever needed.


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