On Friday, Shubman Gill’s remarkable century for the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 match against the Mumbai Indians (MI) garnered widespread admiration from the global cricket community. Gill, who has been in exceptional form, registered his third century of the season as an opener.
His outstanding partnership with Sai Sudarshan propelled the Gujarat Titans to a commanding total of 233/3 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
During the match, Gill showcased his batting prowess by reaching a century for the third time in the ongoing IPL season. He amassed a staggering 129 runs off just 60 balls, including seven fours and an impressive ten sixes. Gill’s incredible innings was played at a remarkable strike rate of 215.00. The world of cricket took to social media to express their awe at his remarkable performance.
Virat Kohli, the esteemed Indian batsman representing India, acknowledged Shubman Gill’s century in the IPL match and drew comparisons between Gill and himself. Cricket fans have often compared Gill to Kohli due to their shared traits of consistent performances at a young age and elegant strokeplay. Kohli, impressed by Gill’s remarkable innings, took to his social media story to express his admiration. Using a star emoji, Kohli conveyed his awe for Gill’s outstanding knock.
Virat Kohli's Instagram story for the star – Shubman Gill. pic.twitter.com/7lDCF20dFe— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 26, 2023
Yuvraj Singh, the renowned all-rounder who played a significant role in India’s 2011 World Cup victory, joined the chorus of praise for Shubman Gill. Singh referred to Gill as the “new prince of Indian cricket” and expressed his admiration for Gill’s superb innings.
Despite missing out on the IPL 2023 due to injuries sustained in a car accident last year, Rishabh Pant, the Indian cricketer, took pleasure in watching Shubman Gill’s outstanding innings.
Pant expressed his appreciation for Gill’s performance through an Instagram story. With the caption “Class babaaa,” Pant’s story highlighted his admiration for Gill’s remarkable knock and acknowledged the quality of his batting display.
Rishabh Pant appreciating Shubman Gill's Incredible hundred. pic.twitter.com/6CgLdjekDD— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) May 26, 2023
AB de Villiers, the South African legend, joined the chorus of praise for Shubman Gill’s exceptional innings and was left in awe of the Punjab batter’s performance. De Villiers, unable to find the right words to express his admiration, conveyed his feelings of being speechless by Gill’s remarkable knock. “SHUBMAN GILL! Wow. I don’t really have words,” tweeted de Villiers.
SHUBMAN GILL! Wow. I don’t really have words.— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 26, 2023
Shubman Gill has been in exceptional form in the IPL 2023 and currently holds the coveted Orange Cap. With an impressive total of 851 runs in 16 matches, Gill has displayed consistent and outstanding batting performances throughout the tournament.
His remarkable average of 60.78 reflects his ability to score big runs consistently. Gill has recorded three centuries and four fifties, showcasing his ability to convert good starts into substantial scores. His highest score of 129 stands as a testament to his exceptional batting skills.
Furthermore, Gill’s runs have come at an impressive strike rate of 156.43, indicating his ability to score runs at a brisk pace. These remarkable statistics highlight Gill’s instrumental role in his team’s success and reinforce his reputation as a talented and impactful batsman in the IPL 2023.