On Tuesday, Shubman scored an unbeaten 102 runs off just 94 balls against Pakistan to guide India into the final of the under-19 World Cup.

6 things to know about Shubman Gill the rising star of Indian cricketTwitter
news Cricket Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 13:00

On Tuesday, Shubman Gill continued his fairytale run at the ongoing Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand as he became the first Indian to score a century in the competition. 

He scored an unbeaten 102 runs off just 94 balls against Pakistan to guide India into the final of the tournament, where they will face Australia. 

Here are six things to know about this talented cricketer: 

Shubman is the highest scorer in the World Cup so far with 341 runs from six matches. He has scored a century and three fifties in five innings. He is the current vice-captain of the side. 

He was born on September 8, 1999 in Fazilka town of Punjab and made his first class debut against Bengal at Amritsar in November 2017. 

He hit a half-century on debut and followed it up with a century against Services in the next match. 

Making his under-19 debut against England in August 2017, he slammed a brilliant 147. On that tour, he was the highest scorer for India with 278 runs in four innings at an average of 93. 

Shubman was just 14 when he hit 351 runs off 277 balls in an inter-district under 16 tournament in Punjab and shared a world record opening partnership of 587 at the district level. 

He is a self-confessed fan of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. In an interview to Sportskeeda in August, he had said, ”Obviously, my all-time favourite is Sachin Tendulkar. When I started watching cricket, he was a legend, he is still a legend and will remain one forever. But, now my favourite is Virat Kohli. I like his style, the way he carries himself and how he handles pressure. I would like to try and emulate him. It will be very difficult."

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