Shubhman Gill no doubt is one of the most renowned rising stars in the cricketing world currently. The batter has gone from strength to strength in terms of his batting abilities with the passage of time. The 23 year old has been an incredibly consistent performer for India in the recent past on a number of ocassions. His brilliant strokeplay, timing, range of shots and a dozen other aspects about his game make him one of the hardest batsmen to bowl to in modern day cricket. The young batting sensation has taken the cricketing world by storm several times so far in his career with his astonishing performances on the cricket pitch. His recent form has helped him demolish opposition bowlers at will. A similar incident which helped Gill grab the attention of the spectators and cricket lovers from all around the globe once again to place in the recent T20I match between India and West Indies.
India won the toss and elected to bat first after having lost the first match of the series. Shubhman Gill came out to open the batting with Ishan Kishan for India. The duo played crisp shots right from the beginning to help India get off to a confident start at the Providence Stadium. However it was Shubhman Gill who was seemingly the more dangerous of the two batters on the crease. One of his shots during the early stage of his innings made sure that the bowlers couldn’t settle themselves up at any given point of time. It was in the 3rd over of the Indian innings that Shubhman finally broke the shackles and released the pressure with the help of his first big hit of the match. After having scored just 1 run off the first 7 balls that he’d faced, Shubhman Gill decided to go downtown as he smashed a gigantic six off Alzarri Joseph’s fourth delivery of the over. The ball was a short one and Shubhman had read it well almost instantly, as he played a delightful pull shot to send the ball miles away into the deep square leg region. However his glorious shot was followed by something abysmal as he failed to maintain his rhythm thereon. Gill mistimed a attempted flick shot in the immediate next ball and was caught as Joseph had his revenge instantly. The wicket was a massive one for the windies, for they were elated after having sent a dangerous looking Shubhman Gill back cheaply for 7.
India eventually managed to put up a total of 152/7 in their registered 20 overs. Tilak Verma scored his maiden T20I half century and also was the top scorer of his side with 51 off 41 balls.