Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t contain his admiration for Shubman Gill, the dynamic opener who will lead the batting charge for defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) in the highly-anticipated final against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Gill’s scintillating century played a pivotal role in Gujarat Titans’ victory over the record-time winners, Mumbai Indians (MI), in Qualifier 2.
Gill’s match-winning performance propelled Gujarat Titans to the grand finale of IPL 2023. Under the captaincy of the superstar Hardik Pandya, the reigning champions are set to face Dhoni’s CSK in the ultimate showdown at the renowned Narendra Modi Stadium. Ahead of this exciting clash, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to praise Gill for his remarkable run-scoring spree throughout the 16th edition of the IPL.
Tendulkar, a former captain of the Mumbai Indians, highlighted Gill’s batting brilliance and emphasized how his two centuries had a significant impact on Rohit Sharma’s team in IPL 2023.
“Shubman Gill’s performance this season has been nothing short of unforgettable, marked by two centuries that left an indelible impact. One century ignited @mipaltan’s hopes, while the other dealt them a crushing blow. Such is the unpredictable nature of cricket! What truly impressed me about Shubman’s batting was his remarkable temperament, unwavering calmness, hunger for runs and astute running between the wickets,” Tendulkar said.
Reflecting on Mumbai’s campaign in IPL 2023, Tendulkar elaborated on how Gill’s exceptional form propelled the Gujarat Titans to their second consecutive final. He also showered praise on MI stars Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma for their outstanding performances in the IPL 2023 playoffs. The duo played crucial innings for Mumbai in the Qualifier 2.
However, inspired by Gill, the Gujarat Titans dominated the match, defeating the five-time champions, Mumbai Indians, by 62 runs to secure their spot in the IPL 2023 final on Friday.
Shubman Gill’s performance this season has been nothing short of unforgettable, marked by two centuries that left an indelible impact. One century ignited @mipaltan‘s hopes, while the other dealt them a crushing blow. Such is the unpredictable nature of cricket!
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— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 28, 2023
Talking about the final, Tendulkar also observed that the wickets of Gill and David Millers will be key for Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. “Gujarat are a formidable side and the wickets of @ShubmanGill, @hardikpandya7 & @DavidMillerSA12 will be key for Chennai tonight. @ChennaiIPL also bat deep with @msdhoni coming in as low as number 8, hence it could be a case of one team out-batting the other. It’s going to be an interesting Final to watch,” Sachin Tendulkar concluded.