In yet another display of brilliance, Shubman Gill, the talented opening batter of Gujarat Titans (GT), illuminated the IPL 2023 season. His explosive innings of 129 runs off a mere 60 deliveries, adorned with seven fours and an astonishing 10 sixes, propelled the Titans to a resounding 62-run triumph over the formidable Mumbai Indians (MI). With this remarkable century, Gill surpassed the remarkable milestone of 800 runs in the season, earning him the prestigious Orange Cap, adding to his centuries against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

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Furthermore, Gill’s awe-inspiring century propelled him to the illustrious third position on the list of players with the most centuries in a single IPL season, trailing only the remarkable Virat Kohli and the phenomenal Jos Buttler, who share the record with four centuries each. Alongside his mesmerizing batting exhibition, Gill shattered a multitude of records during the enthralling Qualifier 2 encounter against MI. Here, we present an awe-inspiring compilation of five such records that he shattered during his breathtaking innings.

3) Highest Individual Score In An IPL Playoff Innings

IPL 2023: Shubman Gill Shatters Three Major Records with Third IPL Hundred
IPL 2023: Shubman Gill Shatters Three Major Records with Third IPL Hundred

In the realm of cricket, where records serve as testaments to greatness, Gill continues to etch his name in the annals of the sport. Once again, Gill achieved a remarkable feat that will forever be etched in IPL history. During the enthralling match held on Friday, his willow unleashed a flurry of strokes that propelled him to register the highest-ever individual score by a batsman in an IPL playoff innings. His exceptional knock of 129 runs left a trail of awe and admiration, surpassing the previous record set by the legendary Virender Sehwag.

It was in the year 2014, during the gripping IPL season, that Sehwag showcased his masterclass, amassing an awe-inspiring 122 runs in the Qualifier 2 match against CSK. Now, a fascinating twist of fate emerged as Gill’s remarkable achievement unfolded in a similar setting, adding an intriguing coincidence to his already incredible journey. As Gill’s innings unfolded, each stroke resonated with the essence of greatness, etching his name in the pantheon of cricketing legends and leaving spectators in awe of his prodigious talent.

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2) Most Sixes by an Individual in a Play-off Game

IPL 2023: Shubman Gill Shatters Three Major Records with Third IPL Hundred
IPL 2023: Shubman Gill Shatters Three Major Records with Third IPL Hundred

In his monumental innings, Gill unleashed an onslaught against the Mumbai Indians bowlers, belting a staggering total of 10 sixes. With each powerful strike, he displayed an air of dominance and disdain towards the opposition. This incredible feat places Gill at the top of the list for the most sixes hit by a batsman in an IPL playoff game innings. Prior to his remarkable performance, the record for hitting eight sixes in a playoff game innings was shared by his current opening partner, Wriddhiman Saha, as well as esteemed cricketers like Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, and Shane Watson.

Furthermore, Gill’s 10 sixes against the Mumbai Indians have also earned him the distinction of jointly holding the record for the most sixes hit by any player against the formidable Mumbai-based franchise. Previously, Gill’s teammate and GT vice-captain Rashid Khan had matched this remarkable feat, smashing 10 sixes against MI at the iconic Wankhede Stadium earlier in the IPL 2023 season. Gill’s ferocious hitting and his ability to consistently clear the boundary ropes have solidified his status as a formidable force in the world of IPL cricket.

1) Joint-Fastest 100 In An IPL Playoff Game

IPL 2023: Shubman Gill Shatters Three Major Records with Third IPL Hundred
IPL 2023: Shubman Gill Shatters Three Major Records with Third IPL Hundred

Gill etched his name in IPL history by crafting a century of extraordinary speed, requiring a mere 49 deliveries. This extraordinary achievement places him in the esteemed company of Rajat Patidar and Wriddhiman Saha, who also reached their centuries in the same number of balls. Patidar’s fireworks unfolded during the gripping Eliminator clash against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the previous season, while Saha’s heroics were on full display in the intense IPL 2014 final, where Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bore witness.

Gill’s innings embarked on a captivating journey as he commenced with a score of 37 from 26 deliveries. However, with remarkable finesse, he unleashed his potential, masterfully shifting gears and unleashing a display of acceleration that propelled him to his third century of the year in a whirlwind 49 balls.

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