The 20-year-old Shubman Gill is known as one of the future in Indian cricket. He first gained the limelight during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 where he won the Player of the Series award for guiding the youth side to win that trophy. Since then, he mostly remains in the news for his impressive form in domestic and India A sides. He has also played impressive cricket in his initial IPL career.
However, this time he is in the wrong news. In the ongoing Round 4 of the Ranji Trophy 2019/20 between Punjab and Delhi, the Punjab opener Shubman Gill had reportedly abused the on-field umpires and refused to walk-off the field after the umpire gave him out when he was batting on just ten runs. That situation created chaos on the field for around 12 minutes as the umpire overturned that decision, and the Delhi players started to walk off the field in protest.
However, the situation was in control very soon as both teams resumed that game. Gill finally scored 23 runs before losing his wicket.
This kind o rowdy behaviour by anyone is unpardonable: Bishan Singh Bedi about Shubman Gill
Bishan Singh Bedi has widely criticised that action from Shubman Gill. While Gill is now the one-day captain of India A, Bedi has requested to bring a more balanced captain for this side.
When a journalist asked his view on the Twitter, Bedi replied, “@vijaylokapally & @BCCI-this kind o rowdy behaviour by anyone is unpardonable-least o all by proposed Capt o India A-no matter how talented no player was ever bigger than the game-example needs setting-let a more balanced person lead India A before the Referee’s intimidated too!”
@vijaylokapally & @BCCI-this kind o rowdy behaviour by anyone is unpardonable-least o all by proposed Capt o India A-no matter how talented no player was ever bigger than the game-example needs setting-let a more balanced person lead India A before the Referee’s intimidated too!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) January 4, 2020
In January 2019, during the India tour of New Zealand, Shubman Gill made his international debut through the ODI format. He has played two ODIs for India where he has scored 16 runs.