Shubman Gill’s sister Shahneel Gill gets brutally abused online by trolls after the Gujarat Titans (GT) opener scored an unbeaten century against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to push them out of the playoffs race. Gill amassed 104* off 52 balls, including five fours and eight sixes. RCB got knocked out of IPL 2023 as they lost to Gujarat Titans on Sunday, May 21 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
After being put into bat first, RCB reach a huge score of 197/5 in their allotted 20 overs courtesy of a sensational hundred by Virat Kohli (101* off 61). In reply, Gujarat chased down the target with 5 balls to spare as Shubman Gill continued his stupendous form and brought up his second consecutive century of the season.
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Following his incredible knock, Shub Gill posted photo of his knock and captioned the post, “It begins now💙⚡️.” Shubman’s sister Shahneel also commented on the post as she wrote “My babyyy.” However, as soon as she commented several trolls replied to her using profanities and bashed Gill for knocking RCB out. She was targeted in her last Instagram post as well where people hurled abuse in the comments section.
Coming back to the match, it was a must-win match for RCB as they desperately needed a win to reach the playoffs and get above Mumbai Indians who had already defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad and got to 16 points. RCB were on 14 points after 13 matches and a win would’ve ensured their spot in the playoffs as they had a better net run rate than MI.
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After being asked to bat first, RCB openers Faf du Plessis and Kohli got their team off to a great start adding 67 runs off 43 balls. However, GT’s spin duo of Rashid Khan (1 wicket) and Noor Ahmad (2 wickets) brought their team back into the game with three quick wickets.
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Virat Kohli stayed unfazed at the other end and made crucial partnerships with Michael Bracewell (26 off 16) and Anuj Rawat (23* off 15) to help RCB to 197/5 in the first innings. In reply, Gujarat lost Wriddhiman Saha (12 off 14) early in the third over. Following the early loss, Vijay Shankar (53 off 35) and Gill got involved in a massive 123-run stand-off 71 balls to crush RCB’s hopes.
Gill held his nerve despite a few wickets falling in the middle and took his team home in 19.1 overs with a sublime century as they won by six wickets. After topping the group with 20 points, GT will next face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, May 23 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.