wall bureau: Shubman Gill went a long way towards becoming the highest run-scorer in the IPL. Earlier, Virat Kohli and Yash Butler had also scored so many runs, Gill also came in that fight.
Virat Kohli: 973 runs (2016)
Yash Buttler: 863 runs (2022)
Shubman Gill: 851 runs* (2023)
Gill is the seventh batsman to score a century in the IPL playoffs. He set an example as the youngest batsman in the IPL by scoring a century at the age of 23 years 260 days. Not only this, Gill’s shot against Mumbai had a variety of classic shots, what didn’t he hit? Dhoni’s helicopter shot with hook, pull, square cut, cover drive, straight drive.
He also became the fastest batsman to score a century in the playoffs in the history of the tournament. Earlier, like Wriddhiman Saha, Rajat Patidar, Gill also scored a century in 49 balls.
Shubman also set an example of scoring more runs in the IPL playoffs. He broke the record of Virender Sehwag. Viru scored 122 runs for Punjab Kings in a playoff match against Chennai Super Kings in 2014. Gill scored 129 runs.
Seeing such an innings with the bat of the successor, Sehwag said, ‘To be honest, I have never seen such destructive batting. A boy scored three centuries in the last four matches. can not imagine.’
Wriddhiman also scored 115 against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014. Murali Vijay scored 113 against Delhi Capitals in 2012.