By India Today Sports Desk: Shubman Gill was on a record-breaking spree as he tore into the Mumbai Indians bowling unit in the high-pressure IPL 2023 Playoffs in Ahmedabad on Friday, May 26. Gill hit 129 from just 60 balls in a sensational knock, his 3rd hundred in the season as he scaled new heights at his favourite hunting ground, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
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Shubman Gill hit 10 sixes and 7 boundaries as he notched up the highest score by a player in an IPL playoffs match. Gill got to his fifty in 32 balls and got the next fifty runs in just 17 balls as he switched gears in a sensational manner. Gill raced after his fifty and did not let the steam go down even after getting to his 100.
Shubman Gill was severe against the likes of Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green and Piyush Chawla as he toyed around with both spin and pace in Ahmedabad.
Shubman Gill also became the 7th batter to score a hundred in the IPL playoffs as the 23-year-old showcased his ability to step up under pressure and deliver. It was also Gill’s 3rd hundred in 4 innings as he has peaked at the right time for the Gujarat Titans in the run toward the business end of the tournament.
HIGHEST SCORES IN IPL PLAYOFFS
Shubman Gill – 129 in IPL 2023
Virender Sehwag 122 in IPL 2014
Shane Watson 117 in IPL 2018
Wriddhiman Saha 115 in IPL 2014
Murali Vijay – 113 in IPL 2022
Rajat Patidar 112 in IPL 2022
Jos Buttler 106 in IPl 2022
During the course of the knock, Shubman Gill also became the Orange Cap holder in IPL 2023, going past Faf du Plessis’s tally of 730 runs. Gill took his tally to 851 runs, becoming only the third player after Virat Kohli (973 in 2016) and Jos Buttler (863 in 2022) in a single season.
Shubman Gill also became only the 3rd batter after Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler to score more than 3 hundreds in the IPL.
It was Gill’s second hundred in IPL 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, which is providing to be a happy hunting ground. Notably, he had scored his Test hundred against Australia at the venue in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
“I wish this was possible – I will carry it everywhere,” Gill said when asked about his love affair with the Narendra Modi Stadium pitch.