In the recently concluded Vijay Hazare trophy, Indian cricketer Shubman Gill was the top run-getter for Punjab Team. He scored over 400 runs. In the ongoing Deodhar Trophy, Shubman Gill is playing for India ‘C’. Gill smashed 106 not out off 111 deliveries on in the tournament to guide India ‘C’ to a 6-wicket victory over India ‘A’.
Shubham Gill told to India Today that he could have been better though. He had a good Vijay Hazare season where he got three half-centuries and one ton. He twice got out in the 80s and regret not converting them into big scores. He has two fifties and two hundred, that is great for him.
He told that there is a long season ahead after the ongoing Deodhar matches which will be followed by Ranji Trophy, then India ‘A’ tour and domestic T20s. He is preparing well for it and keeping himself fit. He has to keep performing to knock on the doors of the Indian dressing room.
Recently Rising Star Shubham Gill told that he is ready to play for India following his U-19 captain Prithvi Shaw sensational Test debut into the Indian team. Gill along with Manish Pandey was called to be with Virat Kohli’s team during the final Test against the West Indies in Hyderabad. However, the match ended inside three days.
Gill said that he did not get much time to spend in the Indian dressing room. He had a talk with the team management. They advised him to keep batting well and cash-in the opportunity whenever it arrives. His ultimate goal remains to play for the senior team and to sustain there. He told that he wants to win matches and trophies for India.
Shubham Gill said he is deeply influenced by Rahul Dravid. He has been with us for the last two years starting with the Under-19 Asia Cup in Sri Lanka and then India ‘A’ tours. Dravid understands his batting really well. Dravid keeps on telling him that over a period of time, certain changes come in a batsman’s style which is not evident to the player himself and can only be identified by the one who is watching from outside.
Shubham Gill impressed everyone in IPL too. He is scoring over 200 runs in his debut season for Kolkata Knight Riders.
He told Playing IPL was great, they had some really experienced players in KKR including Dinesh Karthik. It was a learning curve as he interacted a lot with all the big names too. He youngster gains a lot of confidence by speaking with experienced players. He personally learns a lot when they share their experience with him. He also tries to understand how a big player thinks and gain a lot of confidence from it.
In the Punjab dressing room, Gill tries to get much feedback from Yuvraj Singh. He also knows that India ‘A’ tour of New Zealand next month will be a huge opportunity to impress everyone.