India’s young batting sensation, Shubman Gill is one of the best batsmen in world cricket right now. Gill is living in the form of his life. Punjab’s batting star has a new nickname from him. in this article we will tell you what is the new nickname of Shubman Gill and from where he got his nickname.
Shubman Gill is currently playing 3rd test match of the Border Gavaskar trophy. He is selected over KL Rahul who was vice-captain of the team for the first two test matches. Gill is in form of his life and he has been brilliant in 2023 so far. He became the youngest double centurion in ODIs after his sensational knock against New Zealand in the first ODI of the series.
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The series against New Zealand made Shubman Gill a favourite for the opening position in ODIs. After the post-match conference in the second ODI of the New Zealand ODI series, Sunil Gavaskar interviewed Shubman Gill. In his interview, Gavaskar asked Shubman Gill if he could give him a Nickname to which Gill said yes with a very kind gesture. Gavaskar gave the nickname of ‘Smoothman Gill’ to Shubman.
It was a very kind and joyful moment between the little master of the Indian cricket and famously known as the prince of the Indian cricket. Gill is on the right path to becoming an all-time great and there are more nicknames coming for him in the future. But to get a such nickname from one of the most respected cricketers in India is a very big achievement for Shubman Gill.