In recent times, the spotlight has shone brightly on Shubman Gill, the young Indian opener, owing to his exceptional displays on the cricket field. Notably, he has achieved his career-best 25th position in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings.
Despite registering four single-digit scores during the 5-match series, Shubman’s rise in the rankings can be attributed to his outstanding performance in the fourth match of the series. Collaborating with Yashasvi Jaiswal at the crease, Shubman Gill orchestrated a remarkable partnership of 165 runs—a record-breaking feat. This partnership also stands as India’s highest-ever opening partnership in the T20I format.
Surprisingly, Shubman ascended by an impressive 43 places in the T20I rankings, even in the wake of his less favorable outings in the West Indies T20I series. His previous best ranking in this format was 30th, achieved in February 2023.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Gill’s opening partner during the record-setting fourth match, has also demonstrated rapid progress. Jaiswal’s “player of the match” performance of an unbeaten 84 off 51 balls in the fourth T20I has propelled him to the 88th position in the rankings.
Currently, Shubman Gill is enjoying a well-deserved break. He has been given rest for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Ireland, set to commence on Friday (August 18).
Shubman Gill with a cute little fan. pic.twitter.com/NB4k4DWOWi— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 17, 2023
In the meantime, a heartwarming video of Gill interacting with an adorable young fan has gone viral on the internet. Numerous pictures and videos capturing Gill’s interaction with this young supporter have circulated widely online. Shubman Gill’s kind and considerate gesture towards the fan has captured the admiration of many on the internet.