In the Qualifier 2 match between GT and MI, Shubman Gill showcased his exceptional form in IPL 2023 by grabbing the Orange Cap from RCB skipper Faf du Plessis. Gill, who is enjoying a remarkable year in international cricket, including centuries across all formats and a double century in ODIs against New Zealand, has continued his impressive IPL 2023 season by emerging as GT’s leading run-scorer. Form continued.
Ahead of the Qualifier 2 clash, Gill had scored 722 runs in 15 matches at an impressive average of 55.54 and a strike rate of 149.17. Notably, he had scored back-to-back hundreds in the last two league matches against SRH and RCB. He has two hundreds and four half-centuries to his name this season, closely following Gill du Plessis, who also enjoyed a stellar campaign in the IPL.
Fifty for Shubman Gill, big game, big player standing tall, what a player.
Du Plessis scored 730 runs in 14 matches in IPL 2023. Gill needed just nine runs to cross du Plessis’s number, a feat he accomplished without much difficulty. In the match, Gill started his innings by taking a single off Jason Behrendorff. He then hit a four and a three in the next over bowled by Green, before taking a single to take Du Plessis’ total.
Gill’s achievement of securing the Orange Cap was a testimony to his exceptional batting skills and consistency throughout the season. His ability to score heavily and contribute significantly to GT’s success made him a valuable asset to the team. As the tournament progressed, Gill’s performances only grew in stature, cementing his reputation as one of the brightest young talents in the game.
With the Orange Cap now on his head, Gill will be determined to continue his impressive run and lead GT to victory in the playoffs. His exceptional batting skills, coupled with his composure and technique, make him a formidable force and a key player to watch out for in the remainder of the IPL 2023 season.