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8 Sep 1999 (24 years)
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Shubman Gill was born in Fazilka, Punjab in a Jatt Sikh family on September 8, 1999. His father, Lakhwinder Singh, an agriculturist, wanted to become a cricketer when he was young. However, he couldn’t pursue his dreams. When Shubman was just three years old, he started playing cricket and fell in love with the beautiful game in no time.
According to his father, Shubman used to sleep with a bat and a ball. Lakhwinder identified that his son had a knack for the sport and he transformed his farm into a cricket ground with a turf pitch. Shubman’s father would challenge the locals to try and pick up his son’s wicket. Whoever could dismiss the youngster would receive 100 rupees from Lakhwinder.
Shubman’s father soon understood that his son had something special and to give him better opportunities, the family moved to Mohali in a rented house near the PCA Stadium.
Test Debut: Australia vs India at Melbourne - December 26, 2020
ODI Debut: New Zealand vs India at Hamilton - January 31, 2019
T20I Debut: India vs Sri Lanka at Wankhede - January 03, 2023
Teams: Punjab, India U19, India U23, India A, Kolkata Knight Riders, India B, India, India C, India Blue, Gujarat Titans, Glamorgan
The talented batter made his List A debut for Punjab in the 2016-17 edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on February 25, 2017, against Vidarbha. In the following Ranji Trophy season, Gill made his first-class debut for Punjab on November 17, 2017. In just his second first-class game, Gill scored his maiden century. In the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy season, the right-hander compiled his maiden double century in first-class cricket against the mighty Tamil Nadu. He scored a spectacular 268 to announce himself in style. In just 15 innings, Gill notched up 1000 runs in first-class cricket. He also finished as the highest run-scorer for Punjab in the 2018-2019 Ranji Trophy with 728 runs in five games.
Gill stamped his authority during the Under-19 World Cup in 2018 as he was the leading run-getter for India iin the tournament, scoring 372 runs. He was also named Player of the Tournament and many experts who watched him play touted him as a future star.
Shubman Gill was picked in India’s squad for the limited-overs leg for their series against New Zealand in January 2019. On January 31, 2019, the youngster received his maiden international cap as he was picked in the playing XI for the fourth ODI. He didn’t have a memorable start though. Batting at No. 3, Gill could only manage nine runs in 21 balls as he was dismissed by the experienced Trent Boult. During his short stay at the crease, the batter flicked Matt Henry for a stylish boundary.
From there, Gill has become a household name in Indian cricket, making a serious impression in all three formats, especially in ODIs. He has already scored 1311 runs in just 24 ODIs at an average of 65.55 and a strike rate of 107.11. The 23-year-old has five fifties, four hundreds, and one of his hundreds is a double ton.
Shubman Gill came into the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on the back of a maiden T20I hundred against New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The opening batter for Gujarat Titans (GT) continued the rich vein of form in the cash-rich league as he amassed 890 runs in 17 matches to win the Orange cap. During the campaign, Gill slammed three centuries. Thanks to his consistent performances, GT reached the finals for the second consecutive year. The elegant batter has now played in three consecutive IPL finals, winning in 2022 with GT.
Shubman Gill is one of the most stylish cricketers in world cricket. He has created a huge fan following at a young age. The Punjab batter loves traveling to places and exploring different cultures. He is quite close to his family and posts pictures with them on social media every now and then. The elegant cricketer has been linked to a few popular women in recent times. Two of them are Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter Sara Tendulkar and Bollywood star Sara Ali Khan. However, all these are still just rumours with no official confirmation
#2 Batter in ODI
#31 Batter in T20
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