Shubman Gill’s century broke Kohli’s dream of winning the IPL titleImage Credit source: AFP
Bengaluru: The matter is of 2 February. Virat Kohli Posted a story on his Instagram account, in which it was written with the picture- ‘Star, the future is here’. On May 16, Virat Kohli again wrote with a photo – ‘Go ahead and lead the new generation’. Even Virat Kohli would hardly have expected that the future of his team in IPL 2023 would end in the hands of his star. Virat’s ‘star’ and ‘leader of the new generation’ Shubman Gill made his words true in front of Kohli.
The same thing happened at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on the night of Sunday 21 May, which happened at the Rajiv Gandhi Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad on 18 May. The only difference was that this time the hunter himself became the hunted. Three days ago in Hyderabad, Heinrich Klaasen’s brilliant century of Sunrisers Hyderabad was defeated by Virat Kohli’s century. Bangalore had won. This time the same script happened in Bengaluru and that too in the most important match.
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Kohli kept watching, Gill repeated the feat
To reach the playoffs of IPL 2023, Bangalore needed to register a win over Gujarat Titans in the last match of the league stage. Bangalore batted first and in the second consecutive match, Virat Kohli hit a century. He became only the third batsman in the IPL to do so. He too would hardly have guessed that in the next 2 hours another name would be added to this list and he would see all this happening with his own eyes.
Shubman Gill finishing it off in style#RCBvGT #IPLonJioCinema #TATAIPL #EveryGameMatters pic.twitter.com/sz9yBRbOWd
— JioCinema (@JioCinema) May 21, 2023
Gujarat’s young Indian opener Shubman Gill, who has been in excellent form since the beginning of this season, once again played a brilliant innings. Like Kohli, Gill scored a century in his last match against Sunrisers. Once again following the path of his ‘ideal’ Kohli, Gill scored a century for the second time in a row. Just this time this century came against Kohli’s team Bangalore.
Amazing like Kohli – in a slightly better way
Like Kohli, Gill completed his century on the first ball of the 20th over. The difference was that Kohli scored a century by taking one run and completed it in 60 balls, while Gill completed the century in 52 balls with a six and also won the team. Gill returned unbeaten after scoring 104 runs in just 52 balls. This was his second consecutive century. In this way, he became the fourth batsman after Shikhar Dhawan (2020), Jos Buttler (2022) and Virat Kohli (2023) to score two consecutive IPL centuries.
Learn from the great man ❤️ pic.twitter.com/2sFwFFFBly
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) May 21, 2023
History created again in IPL
Not only this, this happened for the second time in 4 days in IPL history, when both the teams scored a century each in the same match. Earlier this amazing thing happened in the match of Bangalore and Hyderabad. Gill’s century was the 11th century of this season. For the first time in an IPL season, so many centuries have been scored.
By the way, before Gill and Kohli, another century was scored on Sunday. Mumbai Indians’ young all-rounder Cameron Green won the team by scoring an explosive century against Sunrisers, which eventually became the reason for reaching the playoffs. This happened for the first time in IPL, when 3 centuries were scored in a day.
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