Shubman Gill is one of the best young talents in Indian cricket. On the back of a great couple of years, the right-hand batter has made it into the national side and continues to deliver. Recently he made his first ODI century in a match against Zimbabwe and lay his claim to India’s opening slot.
The player was not picked for the Asia Cup as KL Rahul had made his return from injury, but the 23-year-old would certainly be in the reckoning for a spot in the team.
The Firozpur batter however has been in the news recently not for his performance but for a tweet made by an Indian T20 League team. In the afternoon of 17th September 2022, the Gujarat team’s official Twitter account posted a tweet which read, “It’s been a journey to remember. We wish you all the best for your next endeavour, Shubman Gill #AavaDe.”
As soon as this cryptic tweet was made, chatter in cricketing circles started to rise. Some Twitter users claimed that Gill would be traded with Ravindra Jadeja and will move from Gujarat to Chennai. A large section of users however said that the tweet is nothing but a prank or attention-seeking ploy from the Indian T20 League team. Reports also arrived of Gill and Gujarat planning a promo with the attention-seeking post.
A Twitter user by the name Carbonish said, “Another boring and attention-seeking prank. He thinks he is Rajasthan royals admin lol,” while many said that he would not go anywhere and play for Gujarat in the next edition of the Indian T20 League.
The right hand batter has made 1900 runs in the Indian T20 League with a striker rate of 125.25 in 74 matches. Gill scored a massive 483 runs for Gujarat in the 2022 edition of the league and was fifth overall in the mega event. Additionally, he was the joint highest for the most number of half centuries (4) and second when it came to boundaries hit (51).
Let’s see how Twitter reacted to Gujarat’s tweet.
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) September 17, 2022
Should be any ad promo coming or prank just like Rajasthan Royals.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 17, 2022
Shubman Gill & Gujarat Titans doing prank in twitter.
Fans : pic.twitter.com/u7g5Cn51a3
— Anushmita?? (@anushmita7) September 17, 2022
Shubman Gill is not going anywhere apart from Gujarat Titans.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 17, 2022
Can Gujarat Titans just put us out of our misery and release the PR campaign that they’re doing with Shubman Gill?
— Aaditya Narayan (@AadityaN_28) September 17, 2022
Shubman Gill isn't going anywhere, will play IPL 2023 for Gujarat Titans.
— Dr. Cric Point ? (@drcricpoint) September 17, 2022
They watched Shubman Gill for one season and decided naah We are done ????? https://t.co/Jm0i3nGhYR
— A l V Y (@WoniWroos) September 17, 2022
Overacting ke liye pic.twitter.com/BdkQhQeDkf
— 133* ? (@133_NotOut) September 17, 2022
Would be fun if rumours of Shubman Gill and Lockie Ferguson being traded for Ravindra Jadeja are true. ?
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) September 17, 2022
Shubman Gill is the future of Team India! It could be just a jinx on Gujarat Titans for the Upcoming IPL league, if Gill is leaving GT!
Wait, is @ChennaiIPL trading Shubman Gill for Ravindra Jadeja!?
— Sharon Solomon (@BSharan_6) September 17, 2022
Another boring and attention seeking prank..
He thinks He is Rajasthan royals admin lol ?
— Carbonish (@KhansauD01) September 17, 2022