Continuing his red-hot form in the ongoing IPL 2023, Shubman Gill, on Friday (May 26), smashed 129 off just 60 balls to help Gujarat Titans blow away Mumbai Indians by runs in the second qualifier.
The right-handed batsman has been leading Gujarat Titans’ charge with the bat in the ongoing season and rose to the occasion once again. Before the game against Mumbai Indians, the right-handed batsman had smashed 722 runs in 15 games with the help of 2 centuries.
Thanks to the latest knock, he has not only become only the third player to score more than 800 runs in a season but has also become only the second player to score 3 or more centuries.
Gill now has 851 runs this season with the help of 3 tons and is leading the race for Orange Cap. His stunning knock helped Gujarat Titans finish their innings on a mammoth 233 for 3 in 20 overs. Gill’s knock was studded with 7 boundaries and 10 sixes.
IPL 2023 | India National Cricket Team | Chennai Super Kings (CSK) | Delhi Capitals (DC) | Gujarat Titans (GT) | Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) | Lucknow Supergiants (LSG) | Mumbai Indians (MI) | Punjab Kings (PBKS) | Rajasthan Royals (RR) | Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) | SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Shubman Gill named Player of the Match:
Shubman Gill was adjudged Player of the Match for his scintillating knock. Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, he began by speaking about his batting.
“For me, it is playing ball to ball, over to over. The over where I hit three sixes gave me the momentum to go big. That’s when I realised it could be my day. It was a good wicket to bat on as well,” said Gill.
Gill further spoke about his good form this season, saying: “I am coming off a good international season as well. Had a good season last time as well. When I start well, I feel confident I can score well. From the last WI tour, I think I have shifted a gear, I got injured before the last IPL but I have been working on my game.
“I have worked on a few areas and made technical changes ahead of the NZ series after the T20I World Cup. Expectations are something that follow you outside the ropes, but once you step on the field it is all about trying how to contribute for the team. I think this was probably my best innings so far in the IPL,” he added,