Last Update: May 26, 2023, 22:21 IST
Shubman Gill scored his third Indian Premier League (IPL) century of the 2023 season during the Qualifier 2 between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.
The 23-year-old had scored centuries in back-to-back matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore during the league phase of IPL 2023.
Gill was eventually caught in the deep by Tim David, who dropped his catch firstAkash Madhwal scored 129 runs in 60 balls with the help of seven fours and ten sixes.
Former players and experts praised Shubhaman:
Fans happy with Shubman’s hitting:
Hundred for Shubman Gill. Third in the season, he is making the bat look easy at a massive level, what an incredible player. pic.twitter.com/JbM05zPOlj
– Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 26, 2023
3rd IPL century for Shubman Gill… What a knock by this player, his 3rd IPL century this season. He is only unbeaten, a century in Qualifier 2. Lean in, Gil. pic.twitter.com/Cwc0awFkoB
– Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 26, 2023
Hundred for Shubman Gill in Qualifier 2..!!His 3rd century in this IPL. He scored 100* off 49 balls against Mumbai Indians in the big match for GT. Take a bow, Shubman Gill. pic.twitter.com/aa40Exeooz
– Cricketman 2 (@ImTanujSingh) May 26, 2023
Gill has been in tremendous form in 2023, scoring his maiden T20I century against New Zealand in Ahmedabad, registering the highest individual score by an Indian in the format at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. At the same venue, Gill also reached his maiden Test century against Australia.
Gill, earlier in the year, also became the youngest batsman to score an ODI double century, which also came against New Zealand in Hyderabad.
“It’s unbelievable, he makes the game so easy. I think he has so much time at the crease. I mentioned it at the start of the season that he’s my dad’s favorite player. Maybe 3 years ago, I would was ‘What do you see in that?’ Now I know what he saw in him. Very exciting talent for Indian cricket. I can’t wait to see him in all three formats for India. Really good numbers in the future,” AB de Villiers told JioCinema on Friday. Has the ability and skill to bring.”
“We saw that century against RCB. I saw it from home and I got very excited. The most exciting thing about that hundred is the strike rate. If you get to 100 in around 50 balls, your chances of winning the match for your team increase.”