Watches and sports, especially motor racing, have always gone hand in hand. Now, here’s an announcement that will please watch enthusiasts who are passionate about cricket as well. Popular watchmaker Casio India has appointed ace cricketer Shubman Gill as its brand ambassador for the G-SHOCK models. Much to the delight of cricket and watch lovers, the brand has unveiled images showing the young Indian cricketer wearing two iconic G-SHOCK all-black models, namely GA-2100-1A1DR and DW-5600BB-1DR.
Hailing from Fazilka, Punjab, Gill is considered one of the most promising names in the world of cricket. At the age of 23, the talented batsman became the youngest cricketer in ODI history to hit a double century. The cricketer has so far smashed 1102 runs in his ODI career. The right-arm off break bowler wears ODI jersey no 77 and has represented four different franchises, not only in Indian Premier League, but also as part of the Glamorgan County Cricket Club.
“We are delighted to welcome Shubman Gill to the global G-SHOCK family,” says Hideki Imai, Managing Director, Casio India, while talking about the partnership. “His inspiring persona and unwavering determination resonate strongly with G-SHOCK's values, making him the perfect embodiment of our 'spirit of toughness'. Together, we aim to empower the youth, encourage them to embrace challenges, and foster an unyielding spirit of never giving up.”
The cricketer has indeed inspired India’s youth with his passion for the game, talent, and resilience both on and off the field. Gill, known for his outstanding performances, exemplifies perseverance and the quest for perfection. Talking about the association, Gill says that it is an honour to be associated with G-SHOCK, a brand that has set the benchmark for durability and innovation in the world of timekeeping. “For a cricketer, time is of utmost value. A well-timed shot can win the game for the team,” he stresses. “The focus and resilience that I strive to maintain while at play, resonate with the vision of G-SHOCK."
With Gill as the driving force, G-SHOCK India is set to woo Gen Zers and millennials across the country.