In the highly anticipated Qualifier 2 match of IPL 2023 between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians, Shubman Gill delivered an exceptional performance, smashing his third century of the season. Gill’s remarkable century came off just 49 balls, solidifying his position as a rising star in the cricketing world. The 23-year-old batsman’s impressive innings included 4 fours and 8 sixes, showcasing his prowess and dominance on the field.
With this century, Gill climbed to the third position in the list of players who have hit the most centuries in a single IPL season. Leading the pack are Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler, who hold the record for the highest number of centuries in a season, with four each. Gill’s consistent run-scoring ability has made him a force to be reckoned with and a vital asset for the Gujarat Titans.
In addition to his impressive statistics, Gill also etched his name in IPL history by becoming the seventh batter to score a century in IPL playoffs. Notably, he holds the distinction of being the youngest batter, aged 23 years and 260 days, to achieve this feat in the playoffs. His century also propelled him to the top of the elite list of players who have scored the fastest century in playoffs throughout the tournament’s history.
Joining the likes of Wriddhiman Saha and Rajat Patidar, Gill completed his century in just 49 balls, matching the record for the fastest century in playoffs. Wriddhiman Saha achieved the feat in the 2014 Final, while Rajat Patidar accomplished it in the 2022 Eliminator. Gill’s remarkable innings in the IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 added his name to this prestigious list.
The match saw Mumbai Indians winning the toss and electing to bowl. The playing XI for Mumbai Indians consisted of Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, and Akash Madhwal. On the other hand, the Gujarat Titans’ playing XI included Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, and Mohammed Shami.
As the tournament progresses, the stellar performances from players like Shubman Gill elevate the excitement and anticipation for the IPL fans. Gill’s century has not only propelled the Gujarat Titans in the Qualifier 2 but has also showcased his exceptional talent, making him a standout performer in IPL 2023.