In a thrilling encounter during the last league game of IPL 2023, Shubman Gill, the talented opener of the Gujarat Titans, played a scintillating innings, scoring a magnificent century and guiding his team to a resounding six-wicket victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Despite losing a couple of early wickets while batting first, the home team’s captain, Virat Kohli, displayed his dominance by smashing his second consecutive century in the tournament. RCB managed to post a defendable total on the board, but Gill’s exceptional performance in the second innings completely transformed the game. Follow your favourite IPL team with attractive cricket betting odds from Fun88.
Renowned former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar praised Shubman Gill for his century under pressure, acknowledging his breathtaking display on Sunday, May 21. Gavaskar emphasized the remarkable talent Gill possesses, stating that outperforming Kohli requires something extraordinary.
“What we should be talking about is Shubman Gill’s batting because he got a hundred under pressure. I don’t think we should be concerned about the selection for T20 because the next T20I, at least as far as the World Cup is concerned, is more than a year away,” said Gavaskar, as quoted by India Today.
Gavaskar further commended Gill’s elegant style of play, contrasting it with Kohli’s aggressive power-hitting approach. The former cricketer urged the management to recognize Gill as the future of Indian cricket.
“Kohli’s innings earlier was unbelievable, absolutely terrific. While it was more about power hitting, with Shubman Gill, it was so smooth, it was so elegant, there was not a foot put wrong. It was just sublime batting. I think we should be talking more about that than worrying about whether Kohli deserves a place in the team or not. I think now is the time to look at the future, and that future is Shubman Gill,” Gavaskar added.
It is worth noting that Shubman Gill has accumulated an impressive tally of 680 runs in the IPL 2023 season, currently placing him second in the race for the prestigious Orange Cap. Get all the latest updates from IPL 2023 only on Fun88 Sports.