Shubman Gill Is India Cricket’s Next Big Thing: Touted by many as the next big thing in Indian cricket, Shubman Gill has made a name for himself with his batting skills. The right-handed batsman plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Gill represents Punjab in the domestic circuit, and before that, he played youth cricket for the country.
The youngster owns many records to his name in youth ODI cricket. However, he has also been exceptional at the domestic level. Shubman Gill is a part of the Indian squad that will tour Australia later this year. One of the key reasons behind his call-up was his phenomenal performance for Punjab. In his brief domestic career, Gill has already created multiple records.
In this article, we will look at the top three domestic cricket records that are in the name of Shubman Gill.
2nd youngest double centurion for Punjab
As mentioned ahead, the 21-year-old has created some great records while representing Punjab at the domestic level. One of them is being the second youngest double centurion for his home state. Reetinder Singh Sodhi had registered his maiden double hundred for Punjab at the age of 17 years and 15 days.
Shubman Gill achieved this feat at the age of 19 years and 97 days. He played an epic inning of 268 runs against Tamil Nadu. In that knock, Gill proved that he can play a marathon knock. It will be interesting to see if he could match this performance in his international career.
Youngest-known captain to lead a side in Deodhar Trophy Final
The Deodhar Trophy is one of the most prestigious events in the Indian domestic cricket arena. Many great players have participated in this competition over the years. Shubman Gill got an opportunity to captain India ‘C’ in the 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy.
His team reached the final, making Gill the youngest-known player to skipper a team in the summit clash of the Deodhar Trophy. Unfortunately, the big day could not become a grander one for Gill as Mohammed Siraj sent him back to the pavilion at the individual score of 1.
It is noteworthy that the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli had created this record back in 2010. He captained North Zone in the final at the age of 21 years and 124 days. Shubman led India ‘C’ when he was just 20 years and 57 days old.
Youngest Indian cricketer to score a first-class double century
Playing in the third unofficial Test match against the West Indies A team in Tarouba, Shubman Gill shattered Gautam Gambhir’s record for being the youngest Indian cricketer to score a first-class double hundred. He smashed 204 runs and added 315 runs to the team’s total along with Hanuma Vihari in that game.
Gambhir had recorded a double ton while playing for India Board President’s XI against the Zimbabweans when he was 20. Gill recorded his maiden first-class 200+ score at the age of 19. These records hint that Shubman Gill has some serious potential, which could help the Indian team win matches in the future. His team, Kolkata Knight Riders, could not make it big in IPL 2020, but the KKR fans will have high hopes from their youngster in the upcoming season.