Sunday, September 8, 2019

“Welcome to the 20s”- Yuvraj Singh has a special wish for Shubman Gill on his birthday

Gill has grown leaps and bounds in his short career and is now set to lead the India 'A' in the unofficial Test series versus South Africa.

Indian cricket has quite a few talented cricketers in their ranks for the future, one of them is the very talented Shubman Gill. The right-handed batsman has been an absolute revelation over the last couple of years and his performances haven't gone unnoticed by any means. The youngster is well and truly in the scheme of things as far as selection in the national team is concerned.

Back in 2018, he became the Player of the Tournament in the U19 World Cup in New Zealand. The Young Turk was the second highest run-scorer of the series with a century versus Pakistan U19. Thereafter, he broke into the India A team along with Prithvi Shaw, his skipper in the U19 side. Then, the Fazilka-born weaved his magic in the previous edition of the Ranji Trophy.

During the tournament, he smacked his maiden double-century for Punjab against Tamil Nadu. January 2019 turned out to be a massive month in his career as he was called up for the tour of New Zealand. Shubman had to warm the benches for the first three matches and got his first chance when Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, rested himself from the last two One Dayers.

Shubman Gill going from strength to strength

Albeit he could only manage 16 runs in the two games, he was seen as one for the future. Back in 2018, he also got a deal for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). There, he shone for the team, batting higher up the order. Lately, he got a double ton in a four-day contest versus the West Indies, though he had a bit of struggle in the series versus South Africa A.

He is now set to lead the India 'A' team in the first match of the two-match unofficial Test series versus South Africa 'A' itself. Amidst his journey in cricket, Gill has turned 20 and on his birthday, wishes have poured in for the batter. Yuvraj Singh, who also played for Punjab in India's domestic circuit, wished him for the future and also welcomed him into the 20s.

Yuvraj, also a former Indian cricketer, took to Twitter and wrote, "Welcome to the 20s Mr. Gill long way to go. Wishing the future of Indian cricket a very happy bday @RealShubmanGill,"

Here is Yuvraj's tweet for Shubman

Welcome to the 20s Mr. Gill long way to go. Wishing the future of Indian cricket a very happy bday @RealShubmanGill

— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) September 8, 2019