‘The future is here’: Virat Kohli praises Shubman Gill

Unstoppable Shubman Gill creates 3 massive records, know his story

Team India opener Shubman Gill continued his ridiculously fantastic start and scored his maiden T20Icentury against New Zealand, and in that process registered the highest individual score by an Indian in the format.

Gill reached the milestone by smashing 12 fours and 7 sixes and ended the innings unbeaten on 126 off 63 deliveries, the highest score by an Indian in the format. Before this, Virat Kohli held the record (122 off 61 against Afghanistan).

‘The future is here’ said the former Indian captain Virat Kohli after seeing Shubman Gill as he broke the latter’s record. And not only this, at the nets for the first time, then-India captain Kohli had said he was nowhere as talented as Gill was at that age when Gill was 19.

Shubman Gill Most Recent Matches

IND vs NZ 126 63 12 7 200.00
IND vs NZ 11 9 2 0 122.22
IND vs NZ 7 6 1 0 116.67
IND vs NZ 112 78 13 5 143.67
IND vs NZ 40 53 6 0 75.47
IND vs NZ 208 149 19 9 139.60

And now after 4 years, Gill has not only emerged as an all-format, reliable batter for India at the top of the order and has also registered an ODI double century, has hundreds in all 3 formats of the game, and one of the rarest of rare average and strike rate combinations in the history of ODI cricket that too at the age of 23.

The 7th Indian batter Shubman Gill came to reach the three-figure mark in the shortest format and already made his intentions clear in the series decider against New Zealand in Ahmedabad.

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Highest Scores for India in T20is

Player Score Against Venue Date

  • Shubman Gill 126*(63) New Zealand Ahmedabad 01-Feb-23
  • Virat Kohli 122*(61) Afghanistan Dubai 08-Sep-22
  • Rohit Sharma 118(43) Sri Lanka Indore 22-Dec-17
  • Suryakumar Yadav 117(55) England Nottingham 10-Jul-22
  • Suryakumar Yadav 112*(51) Sri Lanka Rajkot 07-Jan-23
  • Rohit Sharma 111*(61) West Indies Lucknow 06-Nov-18
  • Suryakumar Yadav 111*(51) New Zealand Mt Maunganui 20-Nov-22
  • KL Rahul 110* (51) West Indies Lauderhill 2016

Men in Blue With Centuries (in All 3 Formats in International Cricket)

  • Suresh Raina
  • Rohit Sharma
  • KL Rahul
  • Virat Kohli
  • Shubman Gill

Most Centuries for India in T20is

  • 4 – Rohit Sharma
  • 3 – Suryakumar Yadav
  • 2 – KL Rahul
  • 1 – Suresh Raina
  • 1 – Virat Kohli
  • 1 – Deepak Hooda
  • 1 – Shubman Gill

It is worth mentioning that Shubman Gill’s century helped Indian team achieve a massive total of 234 runs, which eventually proved to be too much for the Kiwis from the Land Down Under.


  • 2016 17 List-A debut for Punjab
  • 2017 18 First class debut for Punjab
  • 2017 18 Maiden first-class century
  • 2017 18 Named Vice-Captain for U-19 WC
  • 2018 19 Won the U-19 WC
  • 2018 19 Bought by Kolkata Knight Riders
  • 2019 20 ODI debut for India vs New Zealand
  • 2019 20 Emerging Player of tournament
  • 2019 20 Named in India Test squad

Shubman Gill became the youngest Indian cricketer to lead a side in the Deodhar Trophy. He is the leading scorer for Punjab in 2018-2019 Ranji Trophy (728). Shubman Gill is also the leading run-scorer for India in 2018 U-19 WC (372). Shubman Gill is the youngest Indian batsman for the team to score a double century in a first-class match vs West Indies .

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Achieved player of the Tournament award in the year 2018 – U19 World Cup. Achieved IPL Emerging player of the Tournament 2019.

Love Affair With Bollywood Actress Sara Ali Khan

The relation between Bollywood and Cricket is an old tale as several gorgeous actresses have fallen for Indian cricket stars and after the wedding of KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty, it seems like the tradition will continue as Sara Ali Khan and cricketer Shubman Gill have now become the new talk of the town.

The story began in February last year when people found a picture on the internet of the alleged lovebirds at an airport but Gill in a chat show said that he is only friends with the Bollywood star. And now, the rumours of them dating have once again started making headlines after pictures of them from Ahmedabad went viral.

In the picture that went viral, Indian star cricketer Shubman Gill and Bollywood’s shining diva Sara Ali Khan can be seen sharing a candid moment together as they engage in conversation. Though, Both Shubman and Sara haven’t confirmed their relationship.

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