Making it bold and clear, Shubman Gill has stated that he is only “Loyal to my future, not my past”.
With this caption on his new Instagram, Shubman Gill, the young India batsman who recently smashed his maiden ODI century in Zimbabwe, has the rumours milling about his break-up with Sara Tendulkar not long after the pair unfollowed each other on Instagram.
Over the past couple of years, there had been rumours and talks of Shubman dating Sara, legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter.
It was in 2019, when Gill was playing for KKR, that Sara made a public appreciation of Gill when the youngster bought a new Range Rover car and posted it on Instagram, and responded to Sara’s congratulatory comment. Both had actively commented under each other’s Instagram posts in recent years; once even Hardik Pandya acted as a mediator in the comment section between Gill and Sara.
Now, though, after they both unfollowed each other, this latest post from Gill, it’s caption importantly, has hinted that the pair have separated and the batsman is moving on quite quickly.
Here, check out Gill’s latest post:
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Shubman Gill broke Sachin Tendulkar’s big record
Shubman Gill also shattered Sachin Tendulkar’s 24-year-old record in his maiden century: in Harare, Gill scored 130 runs off 97 balls, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record of the highest individual score for India in ODIs in Zimbabwe; it was in 1998 when Tendulkar scored 127* against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.
Shubman received the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series award (his second consecutive Man of the Series award following on from the West Indies tour).
The 22-year-old said that he consciously decreased his dot-ball percentage and showed intent to find regular boundaries.
“I was just trying to minimise my dot ball percentage. I tried to hit the gaps as much as possible. When I went in, there were a couple of bowlers bowling good. It was crucial to get through that,” Gill said.
“Once we were settled, we knew we could attack. The bat was pretty good. That’s why I changed it after my 50, I wanted to save it. Definitely special (on hitting his maiden international ton). (Playing in this team) It feels great, great bunch of players. Feels good when you are with the same bunch.”
Gill dedicated his awards and century to his father: “My father has been my primary coach. I got a schooling after I got out in the second ODI, so I dedicate this to him.”