Shubman Gill- The Youngest Player to score a Double Century

Shubman Gill

The spirit of Indian players has always been strong in the world of cricket. Young Indian players keep on creating new history by breaking the old records made in the world of cricket. The name of Shubman Gill is also included in these Indian young players. He has broken the records of many legendary players in his early international career. Shubman Gill played an excellent innings of 208 runs while playing an ODI against New Zealand on 18 January 2023 and has broken many old records in the cricket world. India’s Shubman Gill has become the youngest player to score a double century in One Day Internationals.

Such a young and exceptional talent and the future of Indian Cricket must be known worldwide. Today, through this article, we are going to tell you about Shubman Gill as well as his new record.

Quick Look at Gill’s Career

Shubman Gill
Runs scored7361254202
Batting Average32.0073.7640.06
Top Score 110208126

 Early Life of Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill was born on 8 September 1999 in Chak Khere Wala village, Fazilka District, in Punjab. He belongs to a simple middle class Sikh family.

His father Lakhwinder Singh is a farmer by profession. Since childhood, he was very fond of playing cricket, seeing his attachment to the game of cricket, his father got him enrolled in a cricket coaching center.

His father made the most effort in Shubman to make him a successful cricketer. His father placed a bet with him during cricket in the field, that whichever bowler would dismiss Shubman, he would give him 100 rupees. He said that Shubman should play with a cool head, there is a fear of losing his wicket early in trying to hit a six on every ball. That’s why the shot should be played on the proper ball only.

There was no cricket academy in his village. So when he grew up, his family shifted to Mohali. The biggest thing is that Shubman Gill’s father had a dream that his son should become a successful cricketer.

Shubham Gill received his early education from Manav Mangal Smart School located in Mohali, Punjab. Shubman Gill is 12th pass. 

Since childhood, his mind was very much in cricket, so his father got him enrolled in Punjab Cricket Academy, where he completed his cricket training.

Beginning of Shubman Gill career

When Shubman Gill was 8 years old, his father took him to Mohali. Where he rented a house, in front of which there was a cricket ground called PCA. At the same time, Shubman got admission in a cricket institute nearby. From where he started refining his talent.

Started the game from Punjab

Due to his excellent batting performance, he was selected in the Under-16 team of Punjab, after which he got a chance to play for the Under-19 team of Punjab. From where he also got the opportunity to learn from a great player Harbhajan Singh.

List-A career and first class career Shubman Gill

The beginning of Shubman’s List-A match was a match played under the captaincy of Harbhajan Singh. Punjab won the match by 6 wickets, which was a Vijay Hazare Trophy match and was held at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla.

Shubman started his first class career playing against Bengal at Amritsar ground, he played his first first class match for Punjab on 17 November 2017. He played a brilliant inning of 63 runs in this Ranji Trophy match. So far he has played only 2 matches in which Shubman averaged 61.25.

Shubman Gill in U-19 World Cup

In December 2017, Shubman Gill was made the vice-captain of India’s squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He had a successful tournament, leading the team in runs scored with 372 runs and was also named the player of the tournament. Following India’s matches in the tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Gill as the rising star of the squad.. It is a matter of pride that the Indian Under-19 team has won all the matches so far. The decision to select him by the All India Junior Selection Committee has proved to be correct to a large extent.

India was scheduled to face Australia in the final on 3 February 2018. He scored 63 runs at a strike rate of 116 in the first match of the U-19 series against Australia. And India defeated Australia by a huge margin of 100 runs. Due to these records, the Indian Under-19 team was considered as the strongest contender. This was followed by an unbeaten 90 against Zimbabwe at a strike rate of 152, which was a very fast rate of scoring, and a brilliant 86 against Bangladesh that helped India qualify for the semi-finals. After this, due to their strong batting, Pakistan was badly beaten, and Pakistan could score only 69 runs in reply. While the target of 273 runs was given. 

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Shubman Gill International Career

On January 31, 2019, he made his One Day International (ODI) debut for India, playing in the fourth ODI match of the series against New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton. In August 2019, Gill set a record as the youngest Indian batsman to score a double century in a first-class match. 

Gill made his Test debut for India on 26 December 2020, against Australia, helping India to a comeback win in the second match of the series. In the fourth Test at the Gabba, he scored 91 runs to help India win the series. His performances proved to be instrumental On 22nd August 2022, Gill accomplished a major milestone in his cricket career by scoring his first One Day International (ODI) century for the Indian national team.

Gill made his Twenty20 International debut on 3 January 2023, against Sri Lanka. He scored seven runs from five balls in that match. On 18 January 2023, against New Zealand, Gill scored a double century. He became 5th Indian batsman to hit a double century in ODI’s, and he is currently the youngest batsman to score a double century in ODI’s in men’s international cricket.

On 1st February 2023, Gill scored his maiden T20I century against New Zealand. He became the only 5th Indian batsman to score a century in all formats of international cricket. He now also holds the record of highest individual score by an Indian in men’s T20I, scoring 126 off 63.

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