Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Promising batsman Shubman Gill hogged the limelight in the third T20I against New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium with his historic maiden century in the shortest format.

Shubman’s blistering knock captivated one and all. During the match, one young woman held up a sign that read, “Tinder, Shubman se match karado!”

 The image of the lady with the banner went viral on various social media platforms sparking a flurry of reactions.

Reacting on the incident, senior Indian pacer Umesh Yadav lightheartedly poked fun at Shubman by tweeting multiple pictures of the hoardings from different parts of Nagpur City that feature the girl holding the placard.

The local Nagpur lad, Umesh, wrote, “Poora Nagpur bol raha hai, @ShubmanGill ab toh dekh le.”

Notably, Umesh will share the dressing room with Gill as they both are part of the Indian Test squad that will take on Australia in the first Test of a four-match series in Nagpur starting from February 9.

In-form Shubman may get a chance in the final XI of the Indian team during Test series against Australia. The opening Test will be held at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on February 9.

Shubman has been in scintillating form in 2023. The emerging batter has scored a total of 769 runs from just 12 matches with an impressive average of 76.90 with four centuries to his name. Three of his four tons in the ODIs were scored in January alone.