India Today – India – Shubman Gill has earned his maiden India call up to replace KL Rahul in the squad for India’s limited-overs tour of New Zealand later this month.

Summary

  • Shubman Gill has earned his maiden India call up to replace KL Rahul in the squad for India’s limited-overs tour of New Zealand later this month.
  • Shubman Gill was a key member of India’s Under-19 World Cup-winning team last year.
  • Considered the ‘next big thing’ in Indian cricket, Gill has broken into the national team sooner than he expected and says there can’t be a better place to start his international career than New Zealand, where he was named player of U-19 World Cup, 12 months ago.
  • I played well there in the U-19 World Cup and now again I have got the opportunity,” Gill told PTI on Sunday after getting the news of his life, late Saturday night.
  • Even senior Punjab teammate Yuvraj Singh and his IPL captain Dinesh Karthik, who was amongst the first few to congratulate Gill, knew it was only a matter of time before he reaches the biggest stage and that would probably happen after the World Cup in May-July.


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