Shubman Gill had harsh words for social media users who criticised the cricketer’s style of play in the comments section of a post by Gill’s IPL squad, the Kolkata Knight Riders. “I am exactly where I want to be, Mr. NOBODY,” Gill said. Some social media users challenged Gill’s inclusion in the Indian cricket team, claiming that it was dependent on his success in the Indian Premier League. The use of the term “tuk tuk,” which seems to refer to a player with a low strike rate, did not sit well with the KKR batsman.
Gill made his Test debut for India during the 2020-21 tour to Australia, and he has so far scored 378 runs in seven Tests, including three half-centuries.
Gill has 939 runs at a strike rate of 125.20 in 41 IPL matches, and he scored 440 runs in 14 games for KKR last season.
Gill was a member of the India U-19 World Cup-winning squad in 2018 and has 1217 runs at 33.80 with nine half-centuries in 51 T20s.
Gill hit three half-centuries in his first ten Test innings, including a top score of 91 in the decisive Brisbane Test against Australia earlier this year.
Despite making some key players on the bench due to injuries and leaves, India won the Test to win the series for the second time in a row on Australian soil.
Gill has appeared in three IPL seasons for Kolkata Knight Riders, scoring over 200 runs in each of them.
On April 11, KKR will play SunRisers Hyderabad in Chennai in the IPL 2021 season opener.