Shubman Gill has been a special talent right from the start of his cricketing career. But the way Gill has converted his skills and talent into phenomenal numbers is just admirable. Ever since Gill made his debut in ODI cricket, he has been among the runs for India. While it was against lower-placed teams earlier, Gill has started to trouble top-tier teams of world cricket as well. The 23-year-old has already scored four centuries including a double ton.
Gill also achieved an incredible feat on Tuesday after he scored 112 runs off 78 balls against New Zealand in the third ODI. He became the batter with the joint highest runs (360) in a three-match ODI series. While everyone is busy admiring the batter for his consistency and ability to score big runs, Gill’s childhood coach has sent a warning to the opposition teams.
Sukhwinder Tinku, who trained Gill in his childhood days, has said that the best of Gill is yet to come and he has just begun. Tinku also said that Gill has god’s gift and eagerness to learn makes him stand apart from others.
“I have not taught him anything special. He was a god-gifted talent and his eagerness to learn things was also exceptional. He has improved every day and he is still improving,” Tinku was quoted saying by The Indian Express. “I don’t think we have seen the best of Shubman Gill yet. It is just the beginning,” he added.
He is so innocent: Sukhwinder Tinku
The former India U-19 cricketer also shared an anecdote from Gill’s early days and revealed how innocent Gill was as a kid. “He is so innocent. After training under me for six months, without informing, he didn’t show for two weeks. When he returned, I asked him, ‘Where were you?’ He said, ‘Sir pind gaya tha (I had gone to my village),” said Tinku.
“In a rude way, I told him “Yahaan kya kar raha fir se chala ja (What are you doing here. Go back again to your village). With tearful eyes, he took his kit and slowly started going back. I rushed towards him, gave him a tight hug, and it took me 30 minutes to convince him that it was only a joke.”