Gujarat Titans batter Shubmam Gill is going through the form of his life in the 2023 Indian Premier League. He continued his purple patch in the tournament, slamming a century in Qualifier 2 against the Mumbai Indians on Friday, May 26 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. This is his third century in the ongoing Indian Premier League season and has been the most vital cog in the wheel for the Gujarat Titans.
Batting first, the Gujarat Titans put on 233 runs on the board, on the back of Shubman Gill’s emphatic hundred. The opener got a lucky reprieve early on in the innings, as Tim David dropped him on 30 runs. He made the most of the opportunity by taking on the bowlers. The right-handed batter completed his fifty in the tenth over with a flick through the mid-wicket. His batting took off to a different level thereafter, smashing the next fifty runs off just seventeen deliveries.
In the fifteenth century, Shubman Gill took a single to get to his third century in the last four innings. The crowd erupted in joy as the opener raised the bat to celebrate another brilliant knock. He was dismissed by Akash Madwal for 129 runs off 60 deliveries at a strike rate of 215. The knock witnessed several breathtaking shots, including seven boundaries and ten sixes. The swashbuckling cricket earned praise from cricketers and fans on social media for yet another outstanding innings.
Let’s take a look at how Twitterati reacted to Shubman Gill’s third century in the 2023 Indian Premier League:
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Shubman Gill’s record-breaking century against Mumbai Indians
Shubman Gill’s terrific run in the 2023 Indian Premier League has broken several records. He has notched up 851 runs in sixteen matches this season at an average of 65.46, and a strike rate of 156.72. The opener now ranks third on the list of most runs in an Indian Premier League season. Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler are ahead of him in the tally. Kohli slammed 973 runs in 2016, while Buttler smashed 863 runs last year.
Shubman Gill also jumped to second in the list of most centuries in a season. He has three centuries so far, while Virat Kohl slammed four during his illustrious run in 2016. The Gujarat Titans opener is now the leading run-scorer in the 2023 season and owns the Orange Cap. He is ahead of Faf du Plessis, who has 730 runs this season.
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