The opener was observed having a conversation with Sachin Tendulkar following the match against MI, during which Gill received the Player of the Match award.
The world of cricket had been wondering “who’s next” after Sunil Gavaskar’s retirement, and whether Sachin Tendulkar would rule the sport.
In the nightfall of his profession, the inquiry reignited, and in strolled Virat Kohli. In addition, his heir-apparent has arrived, despite the fact that the Run Machine is still far from retiring from the sport.
Shubman Gill demonstrated his third century in IPL 2023 on Friday in the presence of the legendary Sachin.
Surpassing Kohli’s total earlier in the week with his match-winning hundred. And despite the fact that the two seasoned players were betrayed in both instances.
There was undoubtedly a grin and admiration on their faces as they observed a youngster rise to the occasion and become the world champion in cricket.
It has been Gill’s year. In January, he scored his first T20I century, his first Test hundred in the Border-Gavaskar series against Australia in February. A record double ton in one-day internationals in between.
After that, the 23-year-old continued his incredible form in IPL 2023. Where he finally scored his first century at his beloved Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
He then scored another one in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
He finally scored his third century in just four innings in the Qualifier 2 match against Mumbai Indians, which saw him reach a number of milestones.
The batter’s score of 129 off just 60 balls is now the highest ever in the IPL playoffs. The score likewise took his run count to 851 runs this season.
Making him the subsequent Indian hitter after Kohli to score at least 800 runs in a season. While his general count is presently the third-best.
After the game against MI, Gill was given the Player of the Match award for his record run as GT won by 62 runs in Ahmedabad to advance to their second final in a row.
The opener was seen having a heated conversation with MI coach Sachin. The picture spread quickly throughout social media.
“It’s playing ball to ball, over and over again for me. I had the momentum to go big after hitting three sixes in the over.
I realized then that it might be my day. It was a decent wicket to bat on too,” expressed Gill in the post-match show.
In the IPL 2023 final on Sunday at the same location, GT will now face Chennai Super Kings.