Under-19 vice captain Shubnam Gill scored a blasting 123 run not out in Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Karnataka. In this one day tournament Shubnam hit six sixes and equaled Yuvraj’s and Harbhajan Singh’s record for most sixes in first class cricket. The record was in the name of Yuvraj Singh to have scored maximum sixes for Punjab in first class cricket but Gill despite of being only 18 years of age has matched up to the immensely tall order record already which took Yuvraj a longer time to do so.
A cricketer is initially known by his first class cricket records before he gets the opportunities in the international cricketing grounds and going by this Yuvraj has turned out to be one of the best cricketers in the world and maybe Gill is on his way though very early to predict to be on the same league as other fantastic players who have graced this game with their incredible sporting skills. This 123 is the maximum runs scored by Gill so far in a One day cricket match though he has many other stars in his uniform already.
Gill was named Under -19 World cup’s player of the tournament after slamming 372 runs in the tournament. As India team won the world cup many more people took notice of Gill and has already been bid well in the Indian Premier League because of his incredible record and technique for a batsman which matches the likes of Sachin Tendulkar. Gill is one of the youngest players from Punjab to have so many brilliant records in his name already and his selection in international cricket will depend majorly on his performance in IPL because historically many players were able to navigate the streets of international cricket because they performed exceedingly well in IPL as it is a sporting tournament watched by maximum number of people in this country.