Shubman Gill, the representative of India’s next generation of world-beaters, is having a memorable year with the bat, as his consistency with the bat in the ongoing IPL 2023 season places him in elite company. After scoring his third century in the Indian Premier League, the 23-year-old opener admitted that his team’s work was not yet complete, despite reaching the championship match.
Shubman Gill’s T20 batting masterclass against the five-time champion Mumbai Indians propelled his team to its second consecutive IPL final. During his record-setting innings, the Gujarat batsman surpassed Faf du Plessis’s run total in the ongoing 16th edition of the tournament to earn the Orange Cap.
Punjabi-born cricketer Gill has been in excellent form with the bat, but he is dissatisfied. He disclosed that the work is not yet complete, as he remains focused on replicating his performances for the Indian team in the upcoming crucial tournaments, beginning with the WTC final against Australia.
“It’s been a wonderful and fortunate experience; I appreciate the universe. But each time, including today, I have the impression that the task is not yet complete. Every time I perform well and wake up feeling accomplished, I have the feeling that the task is not yet complete. When the IPL concludes, the World Test Championship will commence.
After WTC concludes, Asia Cup will commence. After the Asia Cup concludes, you will exclaim, “Oh, the World Cup is here!” So there is always something I anticipate in my mind, and I (believe) the task is not yet complete. Shubman Gill told News18, “However, it’s been a fantastic year for me so far, and I’m extremely fortunate and pleased.”
This year will be livelier with the World Trade Center and the World Cup: Gill.
The cricketer disclosed that managing his workload this year with his involvement in the upcoming film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is an integral part of the game for every player today. While he is looking forward to the WTC final against Australia, he has stated that he will not practice excessively before the match.
“It’s been a busy year for me, but I don’t count practicing and playing as much because it’s something I’ve grown up with and have been doing my entire existence. It genuinely energizes me, but it has been a hectic year. It’s going to be a really fun and thrilling year for me, as WTC and the World Cup are both coming up this year,” he added.