Shubman Gill is having a breakout year in 2023 across the ODI and Test format. The 23 year old has been scoring runs for fun after smashing both the New Zealand and Sri Lankan bowlers. The elegant right hander who is being compared to Rohit Sharma has just scored 360 runs in the 3 game ODI series against New Zealand with an average of 180 and won the man of the series award post the 3rd ODI win against the Kiwis at Indore which took place on Tuesday.
Indore crowd teases Shubman Gill –
The final ODI between India and New Zealand was played on Tuesday at Indore and it was a high scoring encounter. One of the most hilarious moments of the game happened when Gill was fielding on the boundary. The crowd started to chant “Hamari Bhabhi Kaisi ho? Sara Bhabhi Jaisi Ho”. The cheer and chant was ignored by Gill, but Virat Kohli wasn’t going to let it slide as he joined in the crowd chant and egged the fans to shout out louder.
Gill’s rumored affection for the name Sara –
Shubman Gill at one point was rumored to be a close friend of Sara Tendulkar, the daughter of Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar. Gill, never replied to the rumors about this link up. The news died down for a while before he was spotted having dinner with another Sara.
This time famous actress Sara Ali Khan, the daughter of actor Saif Ali Khan and granddaughter of former India skipper Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Punjabi actress Sonam Bajwa also made an hilarious comment on this situation just recently in social media concerning Gill and the affection he shares for the name SARA.
Gill’s jaw dropping run scoring spree –
Shubman Gill has begun 2023 with an amazing run of scores and has made his name one of the early favorites for the ODI world cup later this year. Gill scored 116 in the final ODI against Sri Lanka at Kerala.
The 23 year old then became the youngest player to score an ODI double century. Gill scored 208 off 149 balls during the 1st ODI at Hyderabad against New Zealand. After his 40 not out in a short chase, Gill scored another 112 in the final ODI against the Kiwis. This meant he had scored 360 runs in a 3 match series which is the joint most for any batter alongside Babar Azam.
Twitter reacts –
Indian cricket fans took to Twitter to have their say on Gill getting teased by the crowd and you can read all the tweets below.
"𝑯𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒊 𝒃𝒉𝒂𝒃𝒉𝒊 𝒌𝒂𝒊𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒉𝒐..."— SportsCafe (@IndiaSportscafe) January 25, 2023
Indori crowd is a 💎#ShubhmanGill #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/WUVoXPpzmR
Most runs after 21 ODI innings:— Adnan (@Lazy_Hoomann) January 24, 2023
1254 - Shubman Gill
1090 - Imam-ul-Haq
1089 - Fakhar Zaman
1059 - Vivian Richards
1037 - Babar Azam pic.twitter.com/oftHCMgGaP
Shubman Gill giving me young Virat Kohli vibes 🔥 pic.twitter.com/HRZzMXYQG6— Pratham. (@75thHundredWhen) January 24, 2023
Shubman gill after this tweet in ODIs :— akshat (@Cheeks_one_8) January 24, 2023
Innings - 6
Not outs - 2
Runs - 527*
Average - 131.75 🥵
Strike rate - 125.24 🥶
100s - 2
50s - 2 #Messi𓃵 pic.twitter.com/TpQAS2JSkM