Rightly said, there is a simple formula to get success in life. Just think about what you want, feel about it, have faith in yourself and don’t stop till you get it. The biggest example of this is Shubman Gill, who wanted to become a cricketer since tender age. Shubman Gill was born on 8 September 1999 in Ferozepur, Punjab. Later his family moved to Fazilka. Shubman’s father name is Lakhwinder Singh. His father is an agriculturalist and owns agricultural land in Fazilka. Shubman’s father, a cricket addict wanted to play cricket professionally when he was young but lack of opportunities ruined his dream, but he was obstinate to make Shubman a professional cricketer. He would ask the workers on farm to throw ball at shubman to help him practice batting. Shubman’s father said that Shubman was passionate about cricket since the age of 3. Shubman idolises Sachin Tendulkar and watching him play cricket, he also dreamed of becoming a cricketer.”As a kid he never liked any toy other than bat and ball. He also used to sleep with his bat and bowl in his childhood” Lakhwinder singh quoted.
Shubman’s family moved to Mohali after seeing his passion towards cricket where they rented a house near the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium. At the age of 11 he got selected for Punjab under-16 divison. In his first series he scored 330 runs in 5 matches and set a record. On his under-16 state debut for Punjab, he smashed an unbeaten double century in Vijay Merchant trophy. Shubman scored 351 runs in Punjab inter district U-16 ML Markan Trophy and shared a world record of 587 runs opening partnership with Nirmal Singh at district level. In 2013-14 season, BCCI awarded him with MA Chidambaram trophy for the best U-16 cricketer. Shubman made his List A debut for Punjab in 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He made his First class debut for Punjab in 2017-18 Ranji Trophy against Bengal. He scored his maiden First class century in his second match against Services. He bagged the BCCI award for the best junior cricketer for two consecutive seasons 2013-14 and 2014-2015.
After his brilliant performances in domestic cricket, gill got selected for the U-19 world cup. He was assigned as the vice captain of Indian squad for the U-19 cricket team. Gill was the highest run scorer for India in the tournament with 372 runs. He was also named as the player of the tournament. The International Cricket Council (ICC) also named him as the rising star of the squad. In 2018 IPL Auction, the north paw was picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR). The franchise purchased him for Rs. 1.8 Crores(US$250,000). Shubman made his T20 debut for KKR against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the iconic Eden Gardens. He scored 203 runs in 13 matches in total 11 innings he played. In the next edition of the IPL he won Emerging player of the tournament, 2019. Shubman is a superstitious person, he always put a red handkerchief in his pocket while playing cricket. In August 2019 Shubman became the youngest batsman for an Indian team to score a double ton in first class match. In October 2019 Gill was appointed as the captain of India C team for the 2019-20 Deodhar trophy. Later he was named as the captain of India A squad for the New zeland tour. Recently, Shubman gill made his test debut for India on boxing day 26th December against Australia at Melbourne cricket ground (MCG). He scored a total of 80 runs in his debut match. Gill scored 45 in his 1st inning and remained not out at 35* in his 2nd innings which led team India to victory over Australia. India’s rising star Shubman Gill scored a fantastic 91 against Australia in the fourth test which results in three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth Test to claim the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at The Gabba on Tuesday.