Netizens go gaga over Sachin-Gil’s in-depth conversation
Shubman was seen having an in-depth conversation with Mumbai Indians icon and mentor Sachin Tendulkar. As soon as the photo surfaced on social media, it went viral like a fire
Shubman Gill set the Narendra Modi Stadium on fire on Friday as Gujarat Titans (GT) registered a win against Mumbai Indians (MI) in IPL 2023 Qualifier 2. The opening batsman brought up his hundred in 49 balls, helping his team reach a mammoth total of 233. For 3 in 20 overs. In fact, it was Shubman’s third century in the last four innings after which he surpassed Faf du Plessis to become the season’s leading scorer with 851 runs and an impressive strike rate of 156.43.
Shubman has been in scintillating form this IPL season. He currently averages 60.79 and has already scored four fifties and three centuries. The right-handed batsman hit 10 sixes and 7 fours in his 129 off 60 balls on Friday, which is now the highest score by a batsman in the IPL playoffs. The knock paved the way for Gujarat to finish the season for the second consecutive season.
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Meanwhile, Shubman was seen having an in-depth conversation with Mumbai Indians icon and mentor Sachin Tendulkar. As soon as the photo surfaced on social media, it went viral like fire.
Shubman Gill said, “The best advice Sachin Tendulkar gave me is to always believe in yourself and your grip” hat hat hat pic.twitter.com/eCEsBTcKcD— Vaibhav Hatwal ◟◞̽̽ (@vaibhav_hatwal) May 26, 2023
Gill received the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his heroics with the bat. With 851 runs to his credit, he has become the second Indian batsman after Kohli to score 800 or more runs in a season.
“For me, it is about playing ball to ball, over to over. The over in which I hit three sixes gave me the momentum to move forward. That’s when I realized that this could be my day. It was a good wicket to bat on as well,” Gill said at the post-match presentation.
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Gujarat Titans defeated Mumbai Indians by 62 runs on the basis of Gill’s blazing innings and entered the second consecutive IPL final. In reply to GT’s 233, Mumbai Indians, battling multiple injuries, lost Qualifier 2 with Suryakumar Yadav (61) and Tilak Verma (43) providing the resistance. Mohit Sharma, who was brought on in the 15th over, finished with figures of 2.2-0-10-5 as MI collapsed from 149/4 in 14 overs to 171 all out in 18.2 overs.