The Gujarat Titans defeated the Mumbai Indians and booked the final with the Chennai Super Kings for the IPL 2023 trophy this Sunday at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad. It was Shubman Gill’s magnificent century that overpowered the MI.
In the chase of 234, MI got off to a disastrous start losing skipper Rohit for just 8 runs. Sharma top-edged a pull shot off Mohammed Shami and was comfortably taken by Josh Little. This ended another disappointing season for Rohit who hasn’t had a big IPL season in years.
Rohit Sharma ended the Indian Premier League 2023 tournament with mediocre returns: he scored 332 runs at an average of 20 and strike rate of 132 with only 2 half-centuries.
While Shubman Gill is in pristine touch and Virat Kohli is regaining his peak form, Rohit Sharma’s struggles are a cause of worry for the Indian cricket fans.
Rohit Sharma in the IPL has been a big flop in recent seasons.
Since the start of IPL 2020, Rohit has played 55 innings in which he averages an ordinary 23.8 and has struck at a strike rate of around 125.
This stat asserts how he hasn’t been the ‘Hit Man’ in the IPL he was once.
Meanwhile, speaking more of the Qualifier 2 between GT and MI, Shubman Gill rocked the tournament with a blazing century- a sensational knock of 129 runs off 60 balls with the help of 7 fours and 10 sixes. Gill’s ton propelled GT’s score to a mammoth 233, which MI will have to chase down if they have to proceed to face CSK in the final.
Gill brought up his century off 49 balls as GT raced near to 150 inside 15 overs. He was aggressive right from the start of his innings. The opeer got a reprieve when he was on the score of 30 when Tim David dropped a difficult chance – but one he could have taken – in the 6th over. After that, Gill even became more aggressive and reached to his century in 49 balls.