Right from his under-19 days, top-order batsman Shubman Gill looked to be a big deal. Recording impressive batting displays time and again, the proficient batsman broke into the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he was snapped up by Kolkata Knight Riders.
While his talent was clearly on display last year, this season proved to be an even more profitable outing as the 19-year old amassed 296 runs at 32.88. For his batting prowess, the lionhearted batsman was honored with the emerging player of the year award.
Shubman’s batting skills allowed KKR to secure some crucial victories. Unfortunately, the bunch crashed out of the tournament before the play-offs stage. Nevertheless, seeing the Punjab born batsman grabbing the prestigious award jubilated the franchise as they went on to congratulate their key player.
The strength of the Indian batting ranks continues to increase as another sagacious batsman is ready to give tough competition to other participants. Knowing Shubman’s abilities, it won’t be a surprise to see him claiming a national team spot on a regular basis.