Shubman Gill smashed multiple records as he resumed his purple patch in the ongoing 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League. He registered his 3rd Indian Premier League century and this time against the Mumbai Indians in the ongoing second Qualifier at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday.
Shubman Gill Broke Several Records
With this stellar century, he became the leading batter this season with 851 runs, surpassing Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis (730), before he reached his IPL best and the top score of the ongoing season.
He reached the triple-figure in just 49 balls. Gill was eventually dismissed by Tim David after scoring a whopping 129 runs off 60 balls. His stellar knock was laced with 10 sixes and 6 fours.
Virat Kohli Hailed Gill
Meanwhile, social media has been buzzing with amazing reactions from fans and experts. From memes to tributes, fans are hailing the brilliance of the young opener for his incredible knock. However, the much-awaited reaction came from King Kohli himself.
Shubman Gill, whose batting is a mirror image of Virat Kohli, has earned special praise from the batting maestro. Virat took to social media and hailed Gill as a ‘star’.
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Later, after the first innings, when asked about the runs he scored and GT’s total of 233/3, Gill said: “Got a good total, hopefully we will defend this. A lot, sweat went into my eyes and I was not able to open them. We have played our best cricket when we have lost and this is one of those days. Definitely, it plays a part, you have to know which side to target, if it’s bigger boundaries and they bowl in good areas, look for doubles, smaller boundaries look to take it on. The new ball held up a bit, there was not much grass on that wicket, the ball was coming on nicely and with the outfield wet it stopped swinging after 2 overs.”