When Ian Bishop tweeted that Shubman Gill is the heir to Indian batting, he was on to something. In what has been a fantastic year for the 23-year-old, he has taken his incredible form to another level in the Indian Premier League.
On Friday, Gill notched his third century of the season to put Gujarat Titans in the driver’s seat against Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2 at Ahmedabad. As a result, they defeated Mumbai Indians by 62 runs and qualify for their second consecutive final.
#IPL2023— The Field (@thefield_in) May 26, 2023
Gujarat Titans are in the final of the Indian Premier League!
Shubhman Gill’s hundred and Mohit Sharma’s five-wicket haul helps GT beat MI by 62 runs
GT 233/3 (20)
MI 171/10 (18.2)
Live: https://t.co/gdLoLYg2bY pic.twitter.com/ZMkNIvtB11
Having amassed 821* runs at an average of 63.15 already, he has become only the fourth batter after Virat Kohli, David Warner and Jos Buttler to score more than 800 runs in an edition.
He eventually finished with 129 runs off 60 balls comprising of ten sixes and seven fours. In the process of scoring his 49-ball century, he also overtook Faf Du Plessis as the leading run-scorer. Earlier, he scored an unbeaten 104* to knock Royal Challengers Bangalore out in their final game at the league stage. He had...
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