Live your dreams, don’t live in your dreams. 19-year old Shubman Gill knows exactly the meaning of this success mantra, who in a very short period has made sure that not only cricket fans notice him but also cricket legends recognize his talent.
Shubman Gill finished 2018 ICC World Cup as the highest-run scorer for India. He batted at No. 3 position in almost every match of the tournament and tormented world-class pace attacks in the tournament held in New Zealand. He walked away with the Man of the Series award.
Now, like any other Bollywood action hero, he’s coming back right where he hogged the limelight- New Zealand, but now as a part of India Men’s cricket team.
Previously, the 19-year old received rave accolades for his performance in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy where he was the highest run-getter for Punjab. He scored 728 runs in 5 matches (9 innings) at an average of 104 during the season.
After a much talked about stint at Karan Johar’s Koffee with Karan, KL Rahul was suspended following his appearance on the show and in his replacement, BCCI decided to recruit Shubman for the ODI and T20i series against the host New Zealand. Though he’s still not in the playing XI, Shubman is looking forward to learning the discipline and ethics of dressing room. According to the reports, he has been very impressive in net sessions after touching down in New Zealand.
Shubman gives the credit for his selection and improvement in his performance to his U-19 World Cup coach Rahul Dravid. Under his coaching, he scored 372 runs in 6 matches at an average of whopping 124 and gave India a victory.
Later, Shubman also bagged a deal in Indian Premier League 2018 auction when he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for 1.8 crores. He played 13 matches in his debut IPL season and scored 203 runs at an average of 33.83
Hopefully, Shubman will make a fair share in the playing XI and if not, there are more matches to come, more matches to be played and more fans to be made.