Kolkata Knight Riders new U-19 recruit Shubman Gill smashed a century against Pakistan in the ongoing U-19 Cricket World Cup semi-finals against Pakistan. That surely was a testament to why the Knight Riders have invested Rs 1.8 Cr for the young Turk. 18-year-old Gill brought up his century off the penultimate ball of the Indian innings and remained unbeaten on 102* off 94 balls. His innings comprised of 7 boundaries. It seems the young Punjabi is ticking the right boxes at a very early age. Suresh Raina and others from the cricket fraternity were quick to congratulate the youngster for his brilliant ton as they took to Twitter to express it.
Here are few Twitter reactions:
— OmkarTheMentor (@omkarmuravane) January 30, 2018
— Spidey _ (@indianspidey1) January 30, 2018
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) January 30, 2018
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) January 30, 2018
How lovely is this to see. Five Pakistan players run up to shake hands with Shubman Gill after his century. #ICCU19CWC
— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) January 30, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 30, 2018
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) January 29, 2018
Shubman Gill could be the next big thing in Indian cricket. What a super century against Pakistan in a big game.. Think we have enough to win this one! #INDvsPAK
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) January 30, 2018
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 30, 2018
Shubman Gill’s 102 not out is the first ever century in India-Pakistan contests in the U19 World Cups. Previous highest: 85* by Salman Butt at Lincoln in 2002. #U19CWC
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) January 30, 2018
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) January 30, 2018
— Monica (@monicas004) January 30, 2018
Shubman Gill hits a fantastic century. Quite a responsible knock this. At this age he has tremendous game awareness–rotates the strike well & hits big shots at will.
This is India’s 1st _ in the tournament and Gill’s 4th in Youth ODIs
A star in the making#U19CWC #INDvPAK
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 30, 2018
Earlier, India put up a score of 273 for Pakistan to target and as we speak, Pakistan are already struggling at 35 for 4 in 16 overs.