The 23-year-old’s two sixes – a ramp shot over Pakistani point guard Faheem Ashraf and a superb pickup shot from point guard Bradley Currie into the middle of the wicket – were class shots. It was Gill’s 8th century in his 38th first class game. Glamorgan shared a video on Twitter of Gill reaching his century, captioning it: “Century!!! Shubman Gill makes his first century at Glamorgan. 123 balls, 12 fours, 2 sixes. Well done, Shubman.
𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗬!!! Shubman Gill makes a first century Glamorgan 👏👏👏123 balls, 12 fours, 2 sixes. Well done, Shubman!… https://t.co/uLCl4kjy3I
— Glamorgan Cricket 🏏 (@GlamCricket) 1664273260000
While Gill, who is set to be chosen for India’s next three-game home ODI series against South Africa, had the highest score with 119, wicketkeeper Chris Cooke beat on 80, skipper David Lloyd hit a 64-ball 56, as Glamorgan hit 221 for 3 on Day 1 and were 410 for 7 on Day 2 at the time of this writing.
Earlier this month, Gill scored 92 from 148 on his English county debut against Worcestershire in Cardiff, before going on to score 22 and 11 against Middlesex at Lord’s. In a terrific First-Cass career so far, Gill has scored 3,121 points in 38 games, an average of over 50, with 8 centuries and 15 fifty in that tally.
The Punjab youngster is just the third Indian to play for Glamorgan, besides former India head coach Ravi Shastri (1987-91) and current BCCI chairman Sourav Ganguly (2005) . He is among 8 Indian cricketers taking part in the English domestic season this time.
Gill has been in fine form this year, averaging over 100 and winning Player of the Series awards against West Indies and Zimbabwe (245 runs in 3 innings in Harare, including 130 unbeaten, his first ODI century) in successive series. He hit 483 runs in 16 games for Gujarat Titans in IPL-2022.