Cricket has seen young players and budding talents rise and shine on the world stage and it has also made their way forward in the national teams.
These days, with the ongoing IPL 2019 season, we have seen few cricketers who have proved their mettle on the pitch and are coming out with flying colours. One such young sensation is Kolkata Knight Rider’s player Shubman Gill.
A right-hand top-order batsman from Punjab, Shubman Gill is known for his penchant for big runs and was hence drafted into India Under-19 side as the vice-captain for the 2018 World Cup.
The 19-year-old proved yet again why he is regarded as one of the most accomplished batsmen among his peers with a match-winning 49-ball 65 to guide KKR to a 7-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in yesterday’s match.
Playing in his hometown, Mohali, Gill played a mature innings to help KKR chase down a target of 184 with 2 overs to spare. This has made the whole cricket fraternity very excited and here are some of the best reactions on the social media from the cricketing world which includes tweets from Harbhajan Singh, Michael Vaughan, Mohammed Kaif and Harsha Bhogle.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 3, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 3, 2019
Loved the innings from @RealShubmanGill and the most important thing apart from the elegance and maturity that he displayed was that he was there till the end, wonderful signs for future of Indian Cricket #KXIPvKKR
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 3, 2019
Emphatic, easy win for #KKR. And many positives too, none more than the composure of Shubman Gill. He is talented, true, but it is his composure that will take him far
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 3, 2019
While the cricketing world rejoices with Gill’s batting saga, in an interview with Indian Express, he said, “It feels great, my first MoM at my home ground. Can’t get better than this. It was important to build a partnership. I was striking it at 80-100 but the run-rate was still going around 9-10, so that’s when I decided I had to stay in there. Even some relatives from my village came to watch so it’s great to play in front of everyone. We have one more match to go, and it would be very nice if we can win that and make it into the playoffs.”
Gill, who opened the batting with Chris Lynn, remained unbeaten on 65 off 49 balls, his innings laced with five fours and two sixes.
His fireworks not only charged up the KKR supporters present at the venue but also compelled his proud father, Lakhwinder Singh, to do some Bhangra moves at the stands.
Shahrukh Khan also took to Twitter to appreciate not only just Gill’s efforts but his father’s too!
Well done @KKRiders & @DineshKarthik . All played like u should…by backing urselves. @lynny50 #SWarrier @RealShubmanGill good job. But tonite belongs to Papa! 3 cheers for proud papa & family. pic.twitter.com/KDlvVWmnYT
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 3, 2019
The young lad’s Instagram has another story to tell. His profile has some really amazing pictures of him posing like a model!
Now, with these looks, if not for his batting skills, this guy has definitely become a sensation among the young girls of the nation.