Gujarat Titans vice-captain Rashid Khan has praised opener Shubman Gill after his unbeaten century, saying the youngster has the confidence to turn his 50 years into hundreds and has consistently delivered for the franchise.
Gill, who is seen as Kohli’s successor in India’s batting line-up, scored an unbeaten 104 off 52 balls against RCB. This was the second IPL century for him, which dwarfed Virat Kohli’s second consecutive century. Gujarat Titans beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets.
Rashid Khan said in the post-match press conference, I saw two centuries today. I consider myself lucky. Virat bhai and Shubman Gill, the way they both played, it was amazing. Shubman is working very hard. He believed that he could turn his 50 and 60 years into 100, and so he did. He has been doing consistently well for us since last year.
Significantly, RCB needed a win in this match to qualify for the playoffs, but the Gujarat batsmen turned out to be better. Chasing a target of 198 runs, they won the match with five balls to spare. With the loss of RCB, the Mumbai Indians qualified for the playoffs.
Gujarat Titans have secured 10 wins in the league stages and will take on Chennai Super Kings for Qualifier 1 on May 23. Last season’s winner Gujarat this time also stayed on top after the end of the league stage.
So far it’s been great for Shubman Gill. In this IPL season, Gill has so far scored 680 runs in 14 innings at an average of 56.67. Shubman Gill scored an innings of 101 runs in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Gill continued in the same way in the match against RCB and played an excellent innings of 104 runs. He has now become the fourth player in IPL history to score a century in two consecutive innings.
Based on his innings of 104 runs, Gill has also become the player who has played the highest single innings for Gujarat in IPL. Previously, this record was in Gill’s name when he scored 101 runs against Hyderabad.