Twitter wants Shubman Gill in the Indian team after his double-ton against Tamil Nadu
The Indian openers have been in awful form of late.
Published - Dec 16, 2018 12:13 pm | Updated - Dec 16, 2018 12:13 pm
It’s been a tad over a year when batter Shubman Gill made his first-class debut against Bengal in November 2017. Ever since the Fazilka-born cricketer has flourished and has never looked back. He played the U19 World Cup in New Zealand, where he ended up as the second-highest run-scorer with 372 runs from six matches at an average of 124 and a strike-rate of 112.38.
He scored three half-centuries and one century against India’s arch-rivals Pakistan in the semi-final. Thereafter, he got a lucrative offer from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to play in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). Thereafter, he wielded his magic for Punjab in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and then for India ‘C’ in the Deodhar Trophy where he even smashed a century against India ‘A’.
Gill shines with a magical knock
Then he did well in India ‘A’s tour of New Zealand. Currently, the 19-year-old is plying his trade for Punjab in the ongoing edition of the Ranji Trophy. In the very first match against Tamil Nadu, he has been able to impress one and all with a masterful double century to his name. After Punjab opted to field first, their bowlers shot the opponents out for a paltry 215 in 85 overs.
Shubman came to the party and kept pelting the Tamil Nadu bowlers with sheer ease. At the close of play on Day 2, he was not out on 199 when the on-field umpires decided that the light wasn’t good enough for play to continue. He must have had butterflies in his stomach and would’ve been keen to score the century as soon as he takes the park on the match’s penultimate day.
The pugnacious potential didn’t falter and accomplished his maiden double century. In the meantime, Twitter wants Gill in the Indian national team, which is currently playing the second Test against Australia at the new Perth Stadium. The likes of Murali Vijay and KL Rahul have simply been awful and the fans want Gill to be drafted into the Indian side on an immediate basis.
Here is how Twitter heaped praise on Gill
If prithvi, rohit are unfit. Murali, KL rahul & Dhawan are not in good form. Then why doesn't indian selectors give a chance to Shubman Gill.. Boy won player of the series in U19WC. In ongoing Ranji test he is unbeaten at 199. @BCCI @sachin_rt @imVkohli #INDvAUS
— ankit mehta (@ankitmehta1987) December 15, 2018
Shubman Gill meanwhile 157 (181) not out against TN. Should ideally be our next no.3 or even can take the other opening position, if Rahul continues fails to nail down that position.
— Yash (@YRG1996) December 15, 2018
Thought Of the day
After watching Mesmerizing performance from Indian openers past 4 tours. I think to make Test Cricket better for India.
— Santhosh Kumar ✍ (@DeluxKumar) December 15, 2018
@imVkohli Hi Virat, I think we have given enough chances to Rahul and Vijay. They disappointed in England and again in the three innings. Don’t you think that the young’s like Manoj Kabra and Subhman Gill must take the bigger stage like Prithvi Shaw!!!!! A die hard cricket fan!!!
— Jatin Bhavsar (@Jb230174) December 15, 2018
@BCCI Please remove Rahul and Vijay they did not deserve place in test team please let's give chance to Mayank Prithvi and shubhman gill young blood
— Akshay Desai (@AkshayD82538162) December 15, 2018
@BCCI Its better to take a call on Vijay and Rahul after this match as they both are not good professional cricketers neither they score runs nor they stay on pitch till 20 to 25 overs It better to give chance to somewhat allrounders overseas in opening position or Shubhman gill
— Roshan (@rajv20) December 15, 2018
I feel India should try young guns shubhman gill and parthiv shaw as test openers #AUSvIND Vijay has past his prime and Shikhar looks too lose and KL should never be an opener…
— Jazz Bhasin (@SinghaOSingha) December 15, 2018
— Rachit (@Mister_rachit) December 15, 2018
Pruthvi Shaw and Shubman Gill opening the batting for India in Tests. That day is not far away.
— Short-arm Jabber (@mongoos_mande) December 15, 2018
— Aravind (@netcitizen) December 15, 2018
Is it time for India to be daring and try Prithvi Shaw and Shubhman Gill as India's opening pair in Tests? Current opening combinations have been not delivering for sometime now #AUSvIND #IndiaDownUnder
— Darshan Bheda (@darshanbheda) December 15, 2018