June 3, 2023
IPL 2023 MI Vs GT: Gill hits century; netizens compare him with Sachin, Virat

IPL 2023 MI Vs GT: Gill hits century; netizens compare him with Sachin, Virat

Playing against the 5-time Indian Premier League champions — Mumbai Indians — to confirm its seat in the finals, defending champions Gujarat Titans on 26 May scored a gigantic score of 233 runs after losing 3 wickets in 20 overs.

The match being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is the second qualifier which will decide who will play finals of Tata IPL 2023 against the 4-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings on May 28 at the same venue.

After winning the toss, Mumbai Indian skipper Rohit Sharma elected to field first, that didn’t give a result as was expected by Sharma, all thanks to Gujarat Titans’s star batter Shubman Gill who played a thunderous innings and scored 129 runs in just 60 balls. He hit 7 fours and 10 sixes with a strike rate of 215.

By the time Shubman was sent back to the pavilion by Akash Madhwal in the last ball of 17th over, GT had already touched 192 runs after losing 2 wickets.

This was Gill’s third century of IPL 2023 for Gujarat Titans, which he completed in just 43 balls and what a time he has chosen to score a century.

Shubman Gill (851) has become the only the 3rd batter in IPL history after Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler to score 800 runs in a season.

Following his century, netizens have started comparing the 23-year-old with cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.

Here are some tweets:

Meanwhile, apart from Gill, Sai Sudharsan scored 43 runs in 31 balls before being retired hurt. By the end of 20 overs, GT scored a massive 233 runs after losing 3 wickets.

For MI, only Akash Madhwal and Piyush Chawla could pick up one wickets each.

This is a developing story, it will be updated shortly. 

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Updated: 26 May 2023, 10:05 PM IST

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