On May 15, Shubman Gill exhibited an exceptional performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at his preferred cricket ground Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, scoring a century.
The stylish batsman took only 58 balls to reach 101 runs, which included 13 fours and a six, showcasing his remarkable skill at the crease. Shubman Gill’s shots were executed with elegance and flair, as expected from him, and he displayed his ability to hit the ball all around the field, entertaining everyone who watched the game.
This was the first time Shubman Gill achieved a century in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and he also surpassed the 500-run mark during his outstanding performance.
Despite the challenging batting track, Shubman Gill’s exceptional batting skills made every pitch look playable and every bowler hittable. Only two batters from Gujarat Titans were able to score in double digits, emphasizing the significance of Gill’s outstanding knock.
Shubman Gill, known for his elegant batting, expressed his fondness for a particular shot from his outstanding innings. He revealed during the post-match interview after receiving the Man of the Match award that his favorite shot of the night was the six he hit off Abhishek Sharma’s delivery in the 12th over.
Gill humorously shared that he had warned Sharma that he would hit him for a six if he bowled to him, making the shot even more satisfying for him.
“The six off Abhishek Sharma was the most pleasing thing for me. I told him that if you bowl to me I’m gonna hit you for a six,” Gill said during the post-match ceremony.
As revealed by Shubman Gill himself, he and Abhishek Sharma have been acquainted with each other since childhood. In addition to that, the two also play for the Punjab state team in domestic cricket, where they have opened the innings together on several occasions and formed significant partnerships that have contributed to the team’s success.
With a long-standing friendship between them, one might expect Shubman Gill and Abhishek Sharma to engage in some friendly banter on and off the field. Nevertheless, Shubman Gill’s outstanding knock played a crucial role in Gujarat Titans becoming the first team to qualify for the playoffs in the 2023 season of IPL, marking a significant achievement for the team.