Indian batting prodigy Shubman Gill continued his phenomenal run in the IPL 2023 season with yet another scintillating century, his third of the campaign. Gill’s heroic innings played a pivotal role in guiding the Gujrat Titans to a commanding position against the formidable Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The 23-year-old opener’s record-breaking knock showcased his immense talent and cemented his status as one of the most promising young cricketers in the country.
After a disappointing result in Qualifier 1 against the Chennai Super Kings, Shubman Gill entered the crucial match against the Mumbai Indians with determination. During the powerplay, Gill survived a scare when Tim David dropped a challenging chance off the bowling of Mumbai’s pacers. The missed opportunity proved costly for the opposition as Gill capitalized on the lifeline to launch a fierce counterattack.
Partnered with Wridhhiman Saha at the crease, Gill steadily built his innings, choosing his shots wisely and putting pressure on the bowlers. However, it was against the seasoned leg-spinner Piyush Chawla that Gill truly shifted gears. Displaying exceptional stroke play, he notched up a rapid half-century, leaving the Mumbai Indians stunned.
Gill’s assault continued in the following over, where he targeted Akash Madhwal, the hero of the previous match. With a display of raw power, he dispatched the pacer for three towering sixes, each shot more impressive than the last. Undeterred by the onslaught, Gill carried on his magnificent batting display by hammering Chawla for 19 runs in the subsequent over.
A Milestone Achieved
As Gill approached his third century of the season, he etched his name in the record books. By surpassing the 800-run mark in an IPL season, he joined the elite company of Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler, becoming only the third player to achieve this feat. Gill’s relentless pursuit of excellence was met with immense appreciation from the crowd as he celebrated his century in his trademark style.
Gill’s knock reached its crescendo as he launched a blistering assault on Cameron Green, smashing two sixes and a boundary on consecutive deliveries in the same over. The crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium erupted in applause, acknowledging the young batsman’s sheer class and mastery of the game. Eventually, after a breathtaking 129 runs off just 60 deliveries, Gill departed the arena to a standing ovation, having set a new record for the highest individual score in IPL playoffs.
Class 🙏🏻👏 @ShubmanGill pic.twitter.com/ERvzCVTFHH— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) May 26, 2023
Someone: Show me what a GOAT looks like— Nitish Rana (@NitishRana_27) May 26, 2023
Me: 👇@ShubmanGill pic.twitter.com/UgpwWjlQdw
Another great innings by the new prince of Indian cricket !! @ShubmanGill 👏 GTvsmi #IPL2O23— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 26, 2023
Another brilliant century by the young maestro @ShubmanGill ! 🙌 The future of Indian cricket shining bright. Keep rocking, champ! 💪💯#MIvGT #IPL2023— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 26, 2023
Cometh the hour cometh the ShubMAN! What a knock, well played @ShubmanGill 👌🏽👏🏽 #GTvMI #IPL2O23 pic.twitter.com/e5hwJ6biTc— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 26, 2023
Phenomenal inning this 🔥🔥 @ShubmanGill pic.twitter.com/VCcb9gHj2R— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) May 26, 2023
Remember watching a 23 yr old @imVkohli take apart the great Lasith Malinga and thinking we are witnessing a generation change in Indian batting. Another 23 year old made me feel the same way today! @ShubmanGill 🔥— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) May 26, 2023
Love watching @ShubmanGill Bat .. Like all high class players he makes it look so easy .. he is the next big thing in Indian cricket .. #IPL2023 #Sachin #Virat— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 26, 2023