Shubman Gill gets nostalgic after winning the Polly Umrigar Award. “Pure motivation for me to go one step further and give everything for my country this year. ” Gill state in a social media post.
Shubman Gill, an upcoming Indian cricket sensation. Shared a heartfelt social media post after winning the Polly Umrigar. India’s Best Cricketer of 2022-23 award at the BCCI Annual Awards in Hyderabad.
The 2023 season was a standout year for Gill, as he not only became India’s top ODI run-scorer. Also etched his name in the record books with five centuries. Joining the elite list of cricketers with double centuries, with an impressive aggregate of 1584 runs at a stellar 63.36 average.
Gill’s Instagram post emanated nostalgia
As he shared a throwback photo of himself at 14 years old meeting his cricketing idol Virat Kohli.
“So much nostalgia for coming here when I was 14 and meeting my idols and legends for the first time.” Watching Virat bhai win Cricketer of the Year was an unforgettable experience. Pure motivation for me to go above and above for my country this year,” he wrote on Instagram with deep sentiments.
The Indian cricket team, which is preparing to face England in an upcoming Test series, attended the BCCI Awards, a long-awaited event that began in 2019. The event also included England’s head coach, Brendon McCullum, and his squad members, including Paul Collingwood. Gill, who is preparing for the forthcoming Tests against England, is ready to put on the Indian jersey again.
Meanwhile, spinner Deepti Sharma won the Women’s Cricketer of the Year award for her outstanding performance throughout the 2022-23 season. Deepti’s effective bowling was vital in India’s convincing victory over England in the one-off Test, when she not only took nine wickets for 39 runs but also contributed heavily with the bat, scoring a key fifty.
The occasion also honored cricket legends, with former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer and Ravi Shastri getting the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. Shastri, a vital member of India’s 1983 World Cup-winning squad and Player of the Series during their 1985 World Series victory, reflected on his brilliant career.