The Kolkata Knight Riders did not retain Shubman Gill, and it will be interesting to see if the two-time IPL champions bid for the Punjab batter in the mega auction.
Shubman Gill, a young India opener, revealed that if given the chance, he would play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League forever. In a short film released by the franchise, the 22-year-old expressed his desire.
“The kind of connection I have with the KKR franchise is unique to me. Once you’ve become associated with a franchise, you’ll want to stick with them and play with them indefinitely… And if I could play in purple and gold for the rest of my life, I would “In the movie, Gill is overheard saying.
Gill was one of the players released by the franchise, and it will be interesting to see if the two-time IPL champions bid for the Punjab batsman in the mega auction, which is set to take place in February, according to reports.
Gill, who has been a regular in India’s red-ball squad, has been left out of the Test squad that will face South Africa in a three-match series beginning on December 26 in Centurion.
The youngster suffered a shin injury while fielding in the second Test against New Zealand, which saw Ajaz Patel become only the third bowler in Test history to take all ten wickets in a single innings.
KKR signed Gill for a fee of 1.8 crore ahead of the 2018 edition. Gill, who was 18 at the time, scored 203 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 146.04. He has appeared in 58 games for the franchise, scoring 1417 runs in the process.