Shubman Gill: The cricketer who used to sleep keeping his bat under the pillow.

Shubman Gill, the young Indian team batsman, is making headlines once more. He currently holds the record for First County Cricket’s youngest double-century scorer. Shubman Gill accomplished this achievement when he was 19 years and 334 days old. Gambhir previously struck a double century for the Board President’s XI against Zimbabwe at the age of 20 years and 124 days. His innings continue to be a hot issue for the foreseeable being. Let’s discuss some information about Shubman Gill’s life.

Shubman’s childhood

Shubman was born on 8 September 1999 in Jaimal, a small village in Fazilka, Punjab. His father Lakhwinder Singh was a Zamindar. Due to Shubman’s interest in cricket, Lakhwinder wanted to give him better training, so in 2007, he moved his family from a village called Chak Khere Wala in the Fazilka district to Mohali. Shubman’s grandparents still live in Chak Khere Wala. Lakhwinder sent Shubman Gill to PCA to learn cricket. Shabhuman’s father once said in an interview that he was very fond of cricket. Even in his childhood, he used to sleep with a bat under his pillow. His grandfather first brought him a wooden bat.

Shubman Gill initially had the opportunity to participate in the Punjab Under-16 Inter-District Tournament when he was 11 years old. Shubman scored 351 runs and contributed to a 587-run partnership in this game. In the Vijay Merchant Trophy, when he made his debut for the Punjab under-16 team, he scored a double century. Shubman was given the BCCI’s Best Junior Cricketer Award in 2013–14 and 2014–15. Virat Kohli presented him with this honour.

Dravid Trained Subhman Gill

Shubman Gill: The cricketer who used to sleep keeping his bat under the pillow.


Shubman Gill was selected for the Under 19 cricket team, and Rahul Dravid was the coach at that time. Dravid recognized Gill’s talent right from the beginning. Although Gill had been scoring low runs in his innings, under Dravid’s guidance he was given the opportunity to open the batting. According to the media, Gill felt very scared when Dravid asked him to do the opening. In this situation, he sought advice from his father. His father advised him to trust and follow Rahul Dravid’s instructions.

Dravid advised against taking a shot in the air until you are ready. In the third match, Shubman batted first and scored 138 runs. Shubman then went on to amass 341 runs in four innings during the Under-19 World Cup. Scored 63 not out against Australia, 90 against Zimbabwe, 86 against Bangladesh, and 102 against Pakistan. In the Indian Premier League, he was acquired by the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Best first-class figures

Shubman has the best first-class numbers. In his first match, he scored 1089 runs across 16 innings. His average was 77.8

Interesting story on selection in Team India

Shubman stated in one of his interviews that by midnight, everyone at home was fast asleep. Shubman’s phone began to ring with messages as a result. Gill learned of the selection when he noticed the mobile. Shubman felt ecstatic. After receiving the message, Shubman woke up his father in the middle of the night to share the good news of joining the squad.

Shubman Gill Century in all formats

Shubman Gill Test and ODI Records

Zimbabwe13097134151HarareODI2022
Bangladesh11015272103ChattogramTest Match2022
Sri Lanka11611997142ThiruvananthapuramODI2023
New Zealand208149140199HyderabadODI2023
New Zealand11278147135IndoreODI2023
Australia12823554121AhmedabadTest Match2023

Shubman Gill IPL Records

YearMatchesRunsHighest ScoreAverageStrike Rate100504s6s
20231685112960.79156.43347833
2022164839634.50132.32045111
2021174785728.11118.90035012
20201444070*33.84117.9603449
2019142967632.88124.36032110
20181320357*33.83146.0401225

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