Shubman Gill has made his first-class debut against Bengal in November 2017 and since then, the cricketer has flourished and has never looked back. He also ended up as the highest run-scorer with 372 runs from six matches at an average of 124 and a strike-rate of 112.38 in the U-19 World Cup at New Zealand. Moreover, the right-hander had scored three half-centuries and one century against arch-rivals Pakistan in the semi-final.
However, after his impressive show, Gill got an offer from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to play the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL). After that, Shubman Gill showed his magic for Punjab in Vijay Hazare Trophy and then for India ‘C’ in the Deodhar Trophy.
Gill plays an entertaining knock
Shubman Gill struck a superb unbeaten 199 runs on Saturday to power Punjab to 308 for 2 in reply to Tamil Nadu’s first innings score of 215 on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Group ‘B’ match. 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.
He picked from exactly where he left to bring his double century, eventually finishing on 268 runs. His massive knock included 29 boundaries and four massive sixes. Shubman Gill takes off his helmet elegantly and soaks in the applause from his teammates.
The 19-year-old completed his maiden double century. In the meantime, the fans urged for his inclusion in the Indian National Cricket Team. They are currently playing the second Test against Australia at the new Perth Stadium. The opening duo KL Rahul and Murali Vijay have merely been awful, and the fans want Gill to be drafted into the Indian side on an immediate basis.
Here is how the Twitter applauds the young lad from Punjab:
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
@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
@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
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
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
— Just Retweets ?? (@Mister_Rachit) 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
— Aravind (@netcitizen) December 15, 2018