Teenage cricketer Shubman Gill is the latest product of India's famed batting production line. During Shubman Gill's childhood, his family owned agricultural lands in Punjab. His father would ask the hired help on the farm to throw balls at Gill to help him practice batting. Gill's father was impressed by his talent, and moved the family to Mohali and rented a house near the PCA Stadium
In February 2017, he was part of the Indian U-19 team which won against England. He made his List A debut for Punjab in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017. After that he made his first-class debut for Punjab in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy on 17 November 2017. Later the same month, he scored his maiden century in his second first-class match, batting for Punjab against Services
In December of 2017, Shubman Gill was named vice captain of India's squad for the 2018 U-19 Cricket World Cup. He finished as the leading run-scorer for India in the tournament, with 372 runs. He was also named the player of the tournament
Shubman Gill shares a very special relationship with his mother and father, who have played a major role in the teenager's career. He captioned, "Happiness is making your parents Proud"
Shubman Gill is truly a momma's boy. He shared this picture, where he is with his mom on Mother's Day.
Shubman Gill shared this beautiful picture of his mom welcoming him back home after a successful cricket series. He captioned, "Making Parents Proud"
Shubman Gill shared this picture with his father. Apparently, his father was the one who guided the youngster to take up cricket at a young age
Shubman Gill here pictured with his sister. A promising future prospect for the Indian national team, this young lad from Punjab is definitely one to watch out for
In pic: Shubman Gill shared this picture on Raksha Bandhan, where he is spotted posing with his sister
Shubman Gill with his sister. Don't they look similar?
Shubman Gill shared this throwback picture with his father and siblings. He wrote, "How Cute Is This Picture?"
In January 2018, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs,1.8 crore in the 2018 IPL auction. He made his Twenty20 debut for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 Indian Premier League
In picture: Shubman Gill pictured with a few friends
Shubman Gill shared this before and after picture of himself, which shows the cricketer evolving from a kid to a handsome young man. He captioned this picture, "When Puberty Hits You Hard"
Shubman Gill spotted here having fun with Kolkata Knight Riders team-mate Dinesh Karthik in the pool. He quoted this picture as, "That Smile"
Shubman Gill shared this image from the UK, where he is spotted with cricketer Krunal Pandya, he wrote, "Last Day In Leeds"
In pic: Shubman Gill with fellow cricketer Axar Patel and Krunal Pandya in England
In pic: Kolkata Knight Riders team-mates Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill, with a friend
Shubman Gill celebrated Kolkata Knight Riders' entry into the play-offs of the IPL 2018 with this picture. He wrote, "Playoffs.. Yayyy"
Shubman Gill with fellow Kolkata Knigh Riders' cricketer Nitish Rana on a night-out
Shubman Gill shared this lovely picture, where he is spotted with his family members during an outing
Shubman Gill with a fellow athlete during a branded commercial shoot
Shubman Gill seems to be in splits while shooting for a commercial with an athlete
Shubman Gill shared this picture of himself with his family, including Kolkata Knight Riders team-mate Nitish Rana
Shubman Gill shared this fan moment, which he had when he met the Badshah of bollywood and owner of Kolkata Knight Riders' Shah Rukh Khan
Shubman Gill shared this selfie, which he clicked with a fan during an Under 19 match that he played for India
The young cricketer from Punjab turns 19 today and is one of the best prospects of Indian cricket's next generation. Coupled with good looks and talent, check out pictures which show what drives the lad's motivation behind being a cricketer. (Images courtesy/Shubman Gill Instagram)
DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.