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The Genius of Shubman Gill sees GT through to the IPL Final 2023

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The Genius of Shubman Gill sees GT through to the IPL Final 2023

Shubman Gill vs MI Century
Shubman Gill vs MI Century 129 runs off just 60 balls.

Shubman Gill batted brilliantly to lead the Gujarat Titans to an easy victory in the IPL Qualifier 2, clinching their place in the championship match against the powerful Chennai Super Kings.

The game was changed forever by Gill’s outstanding performance, which also cemented his title as the “Prince of Indian Cricket.” A prince who celebrates by bowing after each century!

In every version of the game this season, including an astounding double hundred in ODIs against New Zealand, Gill has displayed his tremendous potential. Continuing his outstanding play into IPL 2023, the 23-year-old had his most productive season yet, becoming Gujarat Titans’ leading run scorer.

His outstanding streak continued against the Mumbai Indians in the semifinal game. Gill scored his third century of the IPL 2023 season by smashing 129 runs off just 60 balls in a masterful innings.

His outstanding performance, which featured an incredible 10 sixes and 7 boundaries, helped the Titans score a whopping 233 runs, the greatest total in the history of the franchise and the second-highest against the Mumbai Indians in IPL history.

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Gujarat Titans scored a magnificent 233/3 because to Gill’s 60-ball 129 (7 fours and 10 sixes), and Mumbai Indians responded valiantly in Qualifier 2 despite suffering from a number of injuries thanks to Suryakumar Yadav (61) and Tilak Varma (43).

When Mohit Sharma, who had only been bowling for 15 overs, concluded with numbers of 2.2-0-10-5, MI imploded, going from 149/4 in 14 overs to 171 all-out in 18.2 overs.

Due to Mohit Sharma’s five-wicket haul, Gujarat Titans were able to book their place in back-to-back finals after Mumbai Indians’ pursuit failed.

The game got off to a rough start for MI as Ishan Kishan went down with an eye injury even before the batting started, and then Impact Sub Nehal Wadhera was bowled out by Mohammed Shami. Rohit Sharma was dismissed by Shami after he misfired on a pull shot to fine-leg.

Sky castled by Mohit Sharma.
Sky castled by Mohit Sharma.

Mohit Sharma’s outstanding effort destroyed any possibilities of a comeback during a partnership between Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav, which had offered some optimism.

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Tilak Varma scored an explosive 24 runs against Shami, but Rashid Khan eventually bowled him out in the last Powerplay over.

The combo of Green and Suryakumar offered MI some optimism, but Josh Little’s dismissal of the powerful Australian cut it short.

Despite their team’s difficulties, SKY (61 off 38 balls) showed off his remarkable batting abilities and emerged as a potential game-changer. He preserved the hopes of MI supporters with strong strokes and thoughtful shot selection.

Mohit Sharma, though, handed MI a serious blow in his very first over. The seasoned bowler outwitted SKY, whose departure dealt MI’s chances of launching a successful recovery a serious blow.

For Gujarat Titans, who sought to take command of the game, it was a significant victory.

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