IPL 2023: Shubman Gill’s blistering 129 takes GT to finals; Kohli says this on Instagram

Amid the star batter for Gujarat Titans Shubman Gill made a sensational century in just 44 balls against the 5-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians in a do-or-die match, cricket legend Virat Kohli has praised the 23-year-old in his own style.

Taking to Instagram, Kohli shared an image of Gill in his story with a ‘star’ sign. It is to be known that Gill has said it several times that Kohli is is ‘idol’.

Here’s the screenshot of Kohli’s instastory.

Virat Kohli's Insta story screenshot.

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Virat Kohli’s Insta story screenshot.

Shubman Gill played a thunderous innings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and scored 129 runs in just 60 balls. He hit 7 fours and 10 sixes with a strike rate of 215.

By the time Shubman was sent back to the pavilion by Akash Madhwal in the last ball of 17th over, GT had already touched 192 runs after losing 2 wickets.

This was Gill’s third century of IPL 2023 for Gujarat Titans, which he completed in just 43 balls and what a time he has chosen to score a century.

Shubman Gill (851) has become the only the 3rd batter in IPL history after Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler to score 800 runs in a season.

Following his century, netizens have started comapring the 23-year-old with cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.

Chasing a target of 234 runs, Mumbai Indian’s batting order collapsed ahead of Gujarat Titans and could score only 171 runs. GT won the match by 62 runs.

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Updated: 27 May 2023, 12:13 AM IST

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