Yuvraj and Gill share a special camaraderie between each other.
The young and dynamic batsman Shubman Gill has kept the fans hooked to their TV screens with his blistering batting. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) campaign in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been all about Shubman’s batting brilliance so far. The 21-year-old, proving his worth, slammed an unbeaten knock of 70 off 62 balls in their second match of IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and steered the Kolkata side to their maiden victory of the tournament.
The young lad also smashed 47 off 34 balls against Rajasthan Royals (RR) to steer KKR to their second consecutive win in the T20 extravaganza. On Friday (October 2), the official twitter handle of KKR posted a candid picture of Shubman where he can be seen playing a cricket shot.
The highlight of the picture is Gill’s bat which had “YouWeCan” written on it. YouWeCan is a foundation established by Yuvraj to raise awareness and help individuals to fight against cancer. Referring to the same, KKR asked the Indian veteran Yuvraj Singh if he liked their opening batsman’s bat. They tweeted, “Hey @YUVSTRONG12, like our Shub-man’s bat? #KKRHaiTaiyaar #Dream11IPL”
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 2, 2020
Yuvraj Singh takes a hilarious jibe at Shubman Gill
Reacting to this tweet, the former Indian all-rounder took a cheeky dig at Shubman Gill saying that though he loved the bat, he is still wondering who had stolen his bat from his kitbag. “Love them ! They used to be in my kitbag now all have been taken ! I wonder who took them @RealShubmanGill”
Love them ! They used to be in my kitbag now all have been taken ! I wonder who took them 🤨🤔😒 @RealShubmanGill
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 2, 2020
Yuvraj Singh and Shubman share good camaraderie with each other as a couple of months ago, the former had mentored the youngsters including Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Abhishek Sharma, and Harpreet Brar ahead of the 2020 edition of the IPL.
The former swashbuckling batsman was highly impressed by Shubman Gill as heaping praises on him he had said that the latter has the potential to play for India for a long period. He had hailed the batsman as the future of the Indian cricket. Gill himself had also credited Yuvraj for his extensive support and mentorship. The youngster had revealed that Yuvraj guided him from the very beginning of his career.