Vishwadeep Banerjee: Shubman Gill got scorched once again. The Gujarat Titans opener hit his third century in the ongoing IPL. He scored a blistering 129 off 60 balls in the second qualifier of the playoffs against Mumbai Indians at Motera. And with this he broke the record of Virender Sehwag.
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Sehwag scored 122 against Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier of 2014 IPL. It was the highest individual innings ever in IPL playoffs. On Friday, he smashed records in an unforgettable batting performance at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Apart from this, he has achieved many other achievements.
Gill hit a total of 10 sixes in this day’s innings. This is also a record. Before this, no one else has hit 10 sixes in an innings in the IPL playoffs. Gill’s Gujarat Titans teammate Wriddhiman Saha hit 8 sixes in the 2014 IPL final. Apart from this, Chris Gayle also hit 8 sixes in the 2016 IPL final. While Gill’s innings of 129 runs is the second highest innings played by Indians in IPL.
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KL Rahul is at the top. He played an unbeaten inning of 132 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2020 IPL. Gill’s team has also achieved success in multiple Glory Days. Gujarat Titans scored 233 runs for 3 wickets in 20 overs. This is the biggest score by any team in the IPL playoffs so far.