When skillful batsmen start showing their range of strokes on the cricket field, they make spectators awed like any other. Gujarat Titans (GT) opener, Shubman Gill had one such night on Monday as he made a mockery of Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers en route to notch up his first-ever century in the IPL.
Having scored 477 runs across 12 outings, Shubman Gill was having a decent outing for GT in the IPL. The stylish 23-year-old improved his numbers even more against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Narendra Modi Stadium, as his flamboyant 58-ball 101, laced with 13 fours and one six, helped him to move to second on the Orange Cap chart.
Only Faf du Plessis (631 runs in 12 games) has a better aggregate score than Gill, whose blazing knock helped the Titans post 188/9 batting first. The best part about Gill’s innings was the exquisite timing and placement, for which he also managed to maintain a strike rate of 174.14 with just one big hit.
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The SRH fielders helped him as well, as their continuous errors during the first half of the innings made his job easy. However, courtesy of Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s epic final over, in which he took three wickets including the prized of Shubman Gill, and inflicted a run-out, the Sunrisers put up a strong finish.
Here is the video of the knock from Shubman Gill:
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Dasun Shanaka, Rahul Tewatia, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad
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Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Sanvir Singh, Mayank Markande, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, T Natarajan
However, SRH did not restrict Twitterati from praising Gill’s stupendous batting display.
Congratulations to Gujarat ka Gaurav Shubman Gill for his First IPL century. #GTvSRH pic.twitter.com/8Nk4K6Qswx
— MASS (@Freak4Salman) May 15, 2023
*Shubman Gill scores a century*
Sara Tendulkar at home: pic.twitter.com/jVgyUyiI0K
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) May 15, 2023
Shubman Gill on 7th May – there are few games left this season, hopefully I'll get my ton.
Shubman Gill on 15th May – Maiden IPL century! pic.twitter.com/61oMwqCA9J
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 15, 2023
Shubman Gill In 2023 :-
~ Double Hundred In ODI .
~ Century In T20I .
~ Century In Test .
~ Century In IPL .#GTvSRH pic.twitter.com/ZNNGb2jOV1
— Sir BoiesX 🕯 (@BoiesX45) May 15, 2023
Sara reaction after Shubman Gill's Maiden IPL Century.#GTvSRH #ShubmanGill #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/vwNSX06tFv
— Ashutosh Srivastava (@Sri_Ashutosh008) May 15, 2023
Shubman Gill 👑 century 🔥 pic.twitter.com/RtMAIA1G5j
— Desi Bhayo (@desi_bhayo88) May 15, 2023
Finally, the wait is over 😍
Shubman Gill gets to his IPL Century 💯 🥵🔥 pic.twitter.com/to57260CNk
— Harman (@Hrmxnxx) May 15, 2023
Warra century by Gill baby🥺😍🔥#GTvsSRH #Shubmangill pic.twitter.com/FB8lkt3vhe
— ꜱᴀɴɪʏᴀ🍁 (@Sanislays) May 15, 2023