Shubman Gill‘s exceptional form in ODIs ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has truly stood out. The talented right-handed batter has accumulated a remarkable tally of 750 runs in 12 matches, boasting an impressive average of 68.18 for the year. This incredible record includes three centuries and two fifties.
Hailing from Punjab, Shubman recently showcased his cricketing prowess by amassing an impressive 126 runs over three matches against the West Indies, with his highest individual score reaching an impressive 85. This outstanding performance played a pivotal role in India clinching the series with a 2-1 victory.
His remarkable display of skill earned him a coveted spot in the India squad for the highly anticipated Asia Cup 2023. Interestingly, despite his demanding schedule, Shubman maintains a strong emotional connection with his family. Despite the geographical distance, the bond between him and his sister, Shahneel Gill, remains unwavering. However, due to his commitments, Shubman was unable to personally celebrate Raksha Bandhan with his sister. Nevertheless, a heartwarming Instagram video shared by his Indian Premier League (IPL) team, the Gujarat Titans (GT), has captured the hearts of many. In this touching video, Shahneel fondly speaks about her cherished relationship with her brother.
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Shahneel Gill shares insights on emotional turnmoil
“I would say he was my best friend when we were kids. We would hangout all the time. And then he started going out for matches and being away from home, it was quite difficult because I had no other friends. We always had quite close relationship, because out age difference is nothing, only 2.5 years. When we were kids, I wasn’t as friendly as I am now. I was shy kid and he was always a naughty one and the fun one,” Shahneel said.
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) August 30, 2023
Anticipated challenges on the horizon for Shubman Gill
Looking ahead, the opening batsman is poised to continue his remarkable batting exploits in the upcoming Asia Cup and the prestigious ICC event. His next challenge awaits against traditional rivals Pakistan at Pallekale in Sri Lanka on September 2. This match will mark his first encounter with the Men in Green in ODIs. Partnering with the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, Shubman is set to form a potent top-order combination tasked with taking on formidable bowlers such as Shaheen Afridi.
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