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Shubman Gill Biography | Age | Career | Controversies

Shubman Gill Biography

Shubman Gill Biography: Shubman Gill -the right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler plays as an opening batsman for the team. Hailing from Punjab, Gill plays a vital role in India’s historic win at Gabba in 2020 test series.

Shubman Gill was bought for Rs. 1.8 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 Indian Premier League auction. Check out Shubman Gill’s career path, records, awards, controversies including Sara Tendulkar Shubman Gill relationship below:

Full Name Shubman Gill
Nick Name Shubhi
Date of Birth 08-Sep-99
Birthplace Fazilka, Punjab
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Education School: Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali, Punjab
College: Will Update Soon
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Family Father: Lakhwinder Singh Gill
Mother: Kirat Gill
Sister: Shahneel Kaur Gill
Girlfriend NA
Marriage Status Single
Profession Cricketer(India)
Role Batsman
Batting Style Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style Right-arm off-break
Teams Played Punjab, India U19, India U23, India A, Kolkata Knight Riders, India B, India, India C, India Blue
Domestic Debut First Class: Punjab vs Bengal at Amritsar – November 17 – 19, 2017
List A: Vidarbha vs Punjab at Delhi – February 25, 2017
T20: KKR vs Sunrisers at Kolkata – April 14, 2018
IPL Debut KKR vs Sunrisers at Kolkata – April 14, 2018
International Debut ODI: New Zealand vs India at Hamilton – January 31, 2019
Test: Australia vs India at Melbourne – December 26 – 29, 2020
T20: NA
Favorite Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli


Shubman Gill Family

  • Shubman Gill was born on 8 September 1999 in a Sikh family.
  • He was born in ‘Chak Khere wala (also reported as Chak Jaimal Singh Wala)’ village, present near Jalalabad of Fazilka district in Punjab state. Shubman Gill village is near the Pakistan border.
  • Gill have a sister and her name is Shaheen Gill.
  • His father Lakhwinder created a cricket ground in his farm for Gill’s practice and a turf pitch to play, he use to challenge village boys to out his lad and he will give 100 rupees them for it.
  • Gill happens to play cricket in his farm during childhood and his farmworkers use to bowl him.
  • Gill’s father wanted to become a professional cricketer, but due to lack of opportunities, he failed to make cricket a career option but was determined to make his son a cricketer.
Shubnam Gill Family
Shubnam Gill Family

Shubman Gill Early Life

  • While he was anonymously working out at the small academy opposite Mohali’s PCA Stadium, former Indian pacer Karsan Ghavri held a bowling camp for talented seamers where he needed kids to bat against his bowlers. And incidentally, that’s when young Shubman came into the picture.
  • Gill’s father said that Shubman was passionate about cricket since the age of three. “He only played cricket since he was three-years-old. Kids of that age would play with toys. He never asked for such things. It was only bat and ball for him. He used to sleep with a bat and ball”, Gill’s father, Lakhwinder Singh said.
  • According to Lakhwinder Singh, he left farming in his village and moved to Mohali to make his boy a professional cricketer.
  • Lakhwinder was convinced of his talent and moved the family to Mohali and rented a house near the PCA Stadium.
  • For some years Gill took coaching from his school, after that his father admitted him in Punjab cricket association’s academy.
  • On his Under-16 state debut for Punjab, he hit an unbeaten double-century in the Vijay Merchant Trophy.
  • In 2014, he scored 351 runs in Punjab’s Inter-District Under-16 competition and shared a record opening stand of 587 runs with Nirmal Singh.

Shubman Gill Career

Domestic Career

  • He made his List A debut for Punjab in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017 against Vidharbha team.
  • He made his first-class debut for Punjab in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy on 17 November 2017.
  • Later the same month, in his second first-class match, he scored his maiden century, batting for Punjab against Services. He scored 129 against the Bengal team.
  • In 2018, Shubman was named in India C’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy. The form led him to make an entry in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy.
Gill scored century while playing for India C
Gill scored century while playing for India C
  • In December 2018, during Punjab’s match against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy, Gill scored his maiden double century in first-class cricket, scoring 268 runs.
  • On 25 December 2018, on the fourth day of the match against Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy, with Punjab needing 338 runs from 57 overs, Gill scored 148 off 154 balls to almost single-handedly take his side to victory. The match finished as a draw, with Punjab ending the run chase at 324/8 in 57 overs.
  • By 1 January 2019, Gill had scored 990 runs in first-class cricket, from fourteen innings across eight matches. One week later, he scored his 1,000th run in first-class cricket, in his fifteenth innings.
  • He was the leading run-scorer for Punjab in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, with 728 runs in five matches.
  • In March 2019, he was named as one of eight players to watch by the International Cricket Council (ICC) ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League tournament.
  • In August 2019, he was named as the captain of the India Blue team for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.
  • In October 2019, Gill was selected as the captain of the India C team for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.
  • In November 2019, he became the youngest cricketer to lead a side in the tournament. He was 20 years and 57 days old, beating Virat Kohli’s record, when he was 21 years 124 days old, during the 2009–10 tournament.

Indian Premier League

  • In January 2018, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹1.8 crores (US$240,000) in the 2018 IPL auction.
  • He made his Twenty20 debut for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 Indian Premier League on 14 April 2018. In the season, he has scored 296 runs at an impressive average of 32.88 from 14 matches.
Kolkata Knight Riders ropes Gill for ₹1.8 crores in the 2018 IPL auction
Gill plays for KKR in IPL

International Career

U-19 Carrier
  • His international debut for the U-19 Indian cricketer team came against England U-19 at the age of 17, where he hit two back-to-back centuries.
  • After impressing domestically and internationally, he was selected and appointed as the vice-captain of the India U19 team in December 2017 for the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup where he was also named the player of the tournament.
  • Shubman shone in the World Cup, hitting 372 runs from five innings and finishing second in the rankings.
  • Following India’s matches in the tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Gill as the rising star of the squad
  • In the Group B match against Zimbabwe, Gill scored unbeaten 90 runs from 59 balls as India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets. The quarter-final saw him hitting 86 off 94 balls with India beating Bangladesh by 113 runs.
  • He scored a century in the semi-final against arch-rivals Pakistan, hitting a blazing unbeaten 102 from 94 balls. India won by 203 runs with Gill winning the Man of the Match award.
  • In the finals against Australia, he scored 31 runs from 30 balls, helping India clinch an eight-wicket victory and winning the U19 World Cup for a record fourth time.
Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill with U19 World Cup
Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill with U19 World Cup 2018
  • In January 2019, Gill was added to India’s squad for the limited-overs leg for their series against New Zealand.
  • On 31 January 2019, he made his One Day International (ODI) cricket debut against New Zealand in the fourth ODI match of the series at Seddon Park, Hamilton.
  • Gill could only muster up 9 runs in his 21-ball vigil at the crease and was snaffled up by Trent Boult.
Gill made ODI debut on 31 January 2019 against New Zealand
Gill made ODI debut on 31 January 2019 against New Zealand
  • In August 2019, Gill became the youngest batsman for an Indian team to score a double century in a first-class match.
  • He was 19 years and 334 days old when he scored 204 runs for India A against West Indies A at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • The following month, he was named in India’s Test squad for their series against South Africa, but he did not play.
  • In December 2019, Gill was named as the captain of India A squad for their tour of New Zealand.
  • In February 2020, he was again named in India’s Test squad, this time for their series against New Zealand.
  • Gill made his Test debut for India on 26 December 2020, against Australia, helping India to a comeback win in the second match of the series. In the fourth Test at the Gabba, he scored 91 runs to help India win the series.
  • Gill just scored 28 and 8 runs in the WTC21 finals where New Zealand won the inaugural WTC edition under Kane Williamson.
Shubman Gill dismissed for 28 and 8 runs in the WTC 21 finals
Shubman Gill dismissed for 28 and 8 runs in the WTC 21 finals

Shubman Gill – Controversy

Shubman Gill Sara Tendulkar – Relationship

Google has once again resulted in a bug with it’s search engine showing Shubman Gill’s wife as Sara Tendulkar, the daughter of Indian cricket team legend Sachin Tendulkar. There have been rumours of both Shubman Gill and Sara Tendulkar dating each other.

Google search results shows Sara Tendulkar as Shubman Gill's wife
Google search results shows Sara Tendulkar as Shubman Gill’s wife

This is not the only time, Google earlier shows Anushka Sharma as Rashid Khan’s wife. There have been rumours of both Shubman Gill and Sara Tendulkar apparently dating each other but there has been nothing concrete.

Shubman Gill, the young Indian batsman’s top-notch performances received a lot of applause from a certain Sara Tendulkar as well. Over the past few months, there have been numerous rumors about Shubman and Sara dating each other.

In numerous instances, both of them have also been spotted communicating with each other on their social media posts.

During KKR’s first match of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) against MI, Sara took to social media and shared a snap of the Gill while adding a much of heart emojis to applauds his top performance in the match.

Gill and Sara Tendulkar instagram conversation
Gill and Sara Tendulkar Instagram replies

Shubman Gill Abuses Umpire

Shubman Gill had an argument with the umpire regarding his decision of Gill’s dismissal during Punjab’s Ranji Trophy encounter against Delhi in the 2019-2020 season.

When Punjab opener was on 10 runs he was caught behind in Delhi bowler Suboth Bhati’s delivery. While the straight umpire Mohammed Rafi gave the decision of out, Gill didn’t leave the pitch and was on a heated quarrel with the official. The match was paused for several minutes.

After Gill’s approach, the straight umpire then consulted the square leg umpire and reversed his decision.

In the post-match interview with PTI, the Delhi cricket team’s manager Vivek Khurana narrated the incident, and also his team’s reaction.

Gill had an argument with on field umpire during the 2019-20 ranji trophy
Gill continues to bat after the decision has reversed

“The straight umpire had adjudged Shubman caught behind and the batsman then walked up to the umpire and was seen having an argument asking him to reverse his decision. The straight umpire then consulted the square leg umpire and reversed his decision,” 

“Our skipper (Nitish) Rana just asked the umpires as to why they overturned the initial decision. We never walked out. The match referee (Ranganathan) came in and play resumed as usual.” Khurana told reporters.

The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) worded in their opinion as why the visitor team had a query to the match officials about the reversal of Gill’s dismissal.

“The match was halted for seven to eight minutes. There was nothing untoward. Our boys felt that Gill was out and that’s why they asked the umpires why the decision was reversed.” Vinod Tihara, the general secretary of DDCA said.

On the other hand, Punjab Cricket Association official GS Walia has cleaned Gill off any bad conduct against the umpire.

“He just told the umpire that he had not nicked the ball. All of us have seen Shubman, he is a very polite and calm boy.” Walia told reporters.

Shubman Gill Records 

  • Youngest cricketer to lead a side in the Deodhar Trophy
  • Leading scorer for Punjab in 2018-19 Ranji Trophy (728)
  • Leading run-scorer for India in 2018 U-19 WC (372)
  • The youngest batsman for an Indian team to score a double century in a first-class match vs West Indies A.

Shubman Gill Awards

  • Shubman Gill was honoured with the M.A. Chidambaram Trophy from the BCCI for the best under-16 cricketer for his successful season 2013-14.
  • Gill won the BCCI award for the Best Junior Cricketer for consecutive years in 2013-14 and 2014-15.
  • 2019 IPL Emerging player of the Tournament
  • Player of the Tournament in 2018 U19 WC

Shubman Gill Lesser known facts

  • In Gill’s childhood, he was interested in farming and he still want to do farming according to his father.
  • Shubman Gill is emotionally very attached to his village and his farm.
  • His many forefathers were farmers.
  • His village is near Pakistan border due to this during the 3 Pakistan India wars his family had to leave the village during the war.
  • At the age of 8, he would wake up at 3:30 am, get ready for two hours of practice from 4, attend school, return in the afternoon for more cricket.
  • He always keeps a red handkerchief while batting.
  • His favorite football club is FC Barcelona.
  • He is a huge fan of Sachin Tendulkar and current Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
  • Once Sara Tendulkar said that, Shubman Gill is her favorite cricketer.

Shubman Gill Career Stats


M Inn Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 8 15 414 91 31.85 55.87 0 0 3 54 5
ODI 3 3 49 33 16.33 69.01 0 0 0 5 1
IPL 58 55 1417 76 31.49 123 0 0 10 137 36



M Inn Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg 5W 10W
Test 8
IPL 58
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