Deccan Herald – Listening to Shubman Gill talk, it’s hard to believe he is just an 18-year-old.

Summary

  • Gill, who was named the player of the tournament in India’s successful campaign at the U-19 World Cup in New Zealand, is handling fame and attention with calmness and maturity that belies his age.
  • The right-handed opener joined his state side Punjab straight from the World Cup for the Vijay Hazare Trophy and his dream extended when he slammed a match-winning 123 against Karnataka here at the Alur 2 ground on Sunday.
  • Gill amassed 372 runs from five innings with an average of 124, including a hundred and three half-centuries.
  • It wasn’t the best of starts for Gill in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with scores of 25, four and eight but his ability to handle pressure in a crunch game against Karnataka was impressive.
  • The memory of lifting the World Cup is still fresh for Gill.


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