Shubman Gill Biography – Shubman Gill is one of India’s leading prodigy batsmen to display his sublime tender for the national team. Gill’s heady mix of passion, dedication, hard work, and genuine promises to himself has helped him to amass scores consistently for India. A technical top-order batsman, Gill has added up the Indian team with a valuable batsman.
Shubman Gill plays for the National Team in the white jersey and one-day international cricket whereas represents the Punjab team in domestic cricket and Kolkata Knight Riders franchise at the IPL. The young talent made his ODI debut for Indian against New Zealand in 2019 and Test debut against the mighty Australians in 2020.
Shubman Gill Cricketing Career & Personal Life
Shubman Gill was born on 8th September 1999 at Chak Jaimal Singh Wala in Fazika district, Punjab. His father Lakhwinder Singh is a Farmer who played a crucial part in developing his career as he created a cricket field in his native village. He later rented a flat near Mohali to guide his son with professional coaching.
Shubman’s village is located near the Pakistan border and it is believed that he has a pure connection with his native place as he is emotionally attached to the land due to the significant impact of his forefathers. Gill started to pursue professional cricket at the mediocre age of 10. He was admitted into Punjab Cricket Association’s academy by the grace of his father.
Age: 22 Years
Weight: 62 kg
Alma Mater: Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali
Coach: Vikram Rathour
Shubman Gill Early Days
Shubman practiced near a small academy opposite Punjab Cricket Association stadium. In a bowling camp by Indian pacer Karsan Ghavri, he recruited talented batsmen who faced the pacers fiercely. That was where Gill came into the picture as he was selected for the PCA club and represented the team in domestic matches.
Shubman was featured for his club at the U-16 level. He scored a brilliant knock of 351 in a match against a local club. His performance came into the spark as he was selected for Punjab’s U-16 Cricket team for the Vijay Merchant Trophy. Right on his debut, Gill scored an unbeaten double-century. This paved the way for Gill’s entry into the senior team.
Shubman Gill Domestic Career
Shubman Gill made his List A debut for the Punjab team at the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17. His debut match came against Vidharbha where he played a mesmerizing knock. Gill went on to play ascending knocks to help Punjab qualify for the next round. Following his massive performance at the 50-over trophy, Gill was all set to feature in the next big stage.
Gill made his first-class debut for the Punjab team at the Ranji Trophy season 2017-18. He scored his maiden ton against Services in his second match. He went on display performance with fine knocks to impress the selectors. He also went on to score 129 runs against the Bengal team in the same Ranji Trophy season.
Shubman Gill continued to impress everyone at the Ranji Trophy. In the 2018-19 season, he scored his maiden double-century against Tamil Nadu. He scored a knock of 158 runs against Hyderabad to seize a single-handed win. He was the highest run-scorer for the Punjab team in the 2018-19 season as he scored 729 runs in 5 matches.
Gill’s stellar performance in the domestic circuit helped him to win a spot in India’s C team for the Deodhar Trophy 2018-19. In the final round-robin match, he scored an unbeaten century to sail the C team into the final. He also led the India Blue team at the Duleep Trophy 2019-20, being the youngest captain to lead a side in the history of the Duleep Trophy.
Shubman Gill IPL Career
Shubman Gill’s dominance in the domestic format resulted in his entry into the IPL. The Kolkata Knight Riders franchise showed interest in the young talent and picked him for a whopping Rs. 1.8 crore at the 2018 auction. Gill made his debut for Kolkata Knight Riders against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 14th April 2018.
Gill had a marvelous run at 2018 IPL as he was retained for the 2019 season. Gill played a few memorable knocks for Kolkata Knight Riders and subsequently won the award for Emerging Player of the season. He continues to be a consistent part of the KKR franchise who stood as the runners-up at the latest season of IPL.
Shubman Gill International Career
Shubman Gill made his U-19 debut for India against England in February 2017. India went on to win the series owing to Gill’s performance. He was later named as the vice-captain of the Indian U-19 team for the 2018 World Cup. Under the auspicious guidance of Dravid, Gill scored 372 runs in the tournament and won the Player of the Tournament award.
Gill’s consistent run at the IPL and domestic circuit helped him to earn his maiden call for the National team. He made his ODI debut against New Zealand in January 2019 at the fourth match of the series. He subsequently got selected in India A squad for West Indies A tour where he became the youngest batsman to score an overseas first-class double century.
Gill’s white jersey debut saw a significant struggle. He was selected for the South African and New Zealand Test series but failed to feature in any of the matches. Gill finally made his debut against Australia at the Boxing Day Test on 26th December 2020. He helped India to make a thriving comeback to win the second test match of the series.
Shubman Gill played an important knock of 91 runs at the fourth test match in Gabba where India won the match and sealed the series to create history and conquer the Australian fortress of Gabba.
Teams Played For
- India A
- India U-19
- India C
- India Blue
- Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill Girlfriend
Shubman Gill is reportedly dating the daughter of the greatest legend in cricketing history Sachin Tendulkar. The two are believed to be dating since 2019. The duo has given no official confirmation about their relationship and has chosen to be secretive about it. However, the fans hail the couple and pose them beautifully together.
Shubman Gill Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Shubman Gill is believed to be Rs. 10 Crore. The young lad earns a massive amount of his income through his IPL salary of Rs. 1.8 crores with KKR and a Rs. 1 crore salary from BCCI. Apart from his professional career, Gill also earns a hefty part of his income through endorsements for various brands.
Shubman Gill Facts
- Gill always keeps a red handkerchief while batting.
- He is a huge fan of Tendulkar and Kohli.
- Gill’s fond of football and loves the FC Barcelona team.
- Shubman is the only batsman to have an average above 100.
- He used to wake up at 4 am at the age of 8 for cricket coaching.
Shubman Gill Records
- Youngest cricketer to lead a team at Deodhar Trophy.
- The youngest batsman to score a first-class double century.
- Highest domestic partnership alongside N Singh (587 runs).
- Leading run-scorer for Punjab in 2018.
- Youngest Captain of India A side.
Shubman Gill Awards & Achievements
- BCCI Best Junior Cricketer- 2013 & 2014
- Player of the Tournament- 2018 U-19 World Cup
- IPL Emerging Player of the Season 2019
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