Shubman Gill © Getty Images
Shubman Gill © Getty Images

India’s Under-19 sensation, Shubman Gill featured in his first Indian Premier League match, making his debut for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Kolkata are playing against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at a jam-packed Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Gill is slated to bat at No.6 according to Kolkata team sheet.

Gill was picked up by Kolkata for INR 1.2 Cr after Gill he ended the U-19 World Cup as the second-highest run getter. His scored as many as three half-centuries and one century. Gill during KKR’s training camp said: “It’s a great opportunity for all of us to… play at such a high level. I am really looking forward to it. Our preparations are going well and we will try to deliver our best.”

Gill prior to the tournament opener spoke about how he wants to follow Rahul Dravid’s advice while playing for Kolkata. Gill has played Ranji Trophy for Punjab and is known for his brutal hitting and attacking approach towards batting.