Twitter Reactions: Shubman Gill's domineering century dumps RCB out of IPL 2023

Gujarat Titans' Shubman Gill lands the knockout blow on RCB after his sizzling century.

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Shubman Gill. (Photo Source: IPL)

It took the final over of the final league fixture of IPL 2023 to decide the fourth name to qualify for the playoffs as Mumbai Indians secured their passage after Royal Challengers Bangalore's defeat against Gujarat Titans. A full-house crowd at the Chinnaswamy were treated to some spectacular batting performances as both, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill registered masterful tons for their respective sides.

Gujarat Titans, who had their eyes set on Qualifier 1, got off to a streaky start in their chase. However, Wriddhiman Saha's luck finally ran out in the third over when Wayne Parnell plucked a superb catch to hand RCB their first breakthrough. 

With Saha being dismissed cheaply, the visitors sent in Vijay Shankar to steady the ship for the league leaders. However, it was Shubman Gill from the other end who launched a scathing assault on the RCB bowlers. The young Indian dasher continued his purple patch in the tournament, registering a brisk half-century.

Inspired by the youngster at the other end, Shankar also opened his shoulders against Vijaykumar Vyshak in the 15th over, dispatching the RCB pacer for three consecutive boundaries. However, the home side wrestled back the momentum with quick wickets of Shankar and Dasun Shanaka. The dangerous David Miller was also dismissed cheaply as the match headed towards a thrilling finish.

Despite a flurry of wickets, Gill continued his onslaught from the other end, single-handedly taking his side to the brink of victory. He matched his batting idol's performance from the first innings, smashing a second consecutive ton in the tournament to take his side home in a canter.

Virat Kohli's dazzling century takes RCB to a challenging total

Earlier in the match, it was the defending champions who won the toss and decided to bowl first on a batting paradise at the Chinnaswamy. But, it was the home side who came out of the blocks in a jiffy after a blistering opening partnership between RCB skipper Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli. 

However, the visitors found their way back into the contest after the introduction of spin as young Afghan spinner Noor Ahmad broke the opening stand by dismissing the in-from Faf du Plessis after the powerplay. The hosts were dealt another severe blow after explosive Aussie batter Glenn Maxwell was cleaned up by the indomitable Rashid Khan.

Mahipal Lomror also departed cheaply, leaving his side in a spot of bother in the middle overs. There was a swing in the momentum when Virat Kohli got together with Michael Bracewell for a counterattacking fourth-wicket partnership. However, the defending champions bounced back with quick wickets of Bracewell and Dinesh Karthik to rock the Men in Red and Gold.

With the team in dire straights, former RCB skipper Virat Kohli took matters into his own hands. The batting maestro went into overdrive in the death overs and compiled a swashbuckling century, the second on the trot in IPl 2023 and seventh overall in the competition's history. Anuj Rawat also opened his shoulders in the final over to help the hosts to a competitive total.

Yuvraj Singhverified@YUVSTRONG12
Congratulations @ShubmanGill @gujarat_titans and @mumbaiindians 💯 Waiting for the gedi 🚘 now #Akash how about one from your collection? 🤪 #GTvsRCB @IPL
12:27 AM · May 22, 2023
R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंहverified@rpsingh
Two back to back centuries from two world class batters. The future of Indian batting is in safe hands. Have to feel for Kohli though, a knock of that quality not coming in a winning cause. But Gill is looking brilliant, great signs for GT heading into Qualifier 1. #RPSwing
12:28 AM · May 22, 2023
Ian Raphael Bishop@irbishi
A dream evening of batsmanship. The icing on the cake is a Shubmqn Gill’s century at a strike rate of 200😱😱. Truly the heir of Indian batting.
12:29 AM · May 22, 2023
Harbhajan Turbanatorverified@harbhajan_singh
SHUUBBAMAAAAN GILLL . You Beauty. What a batting shera 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🏹 @gujarat_titans @ShubmanGill @IPL
12:20 AM · May 22, 2023
Venkatesh Prasad@venkateshprasad
Special effort by Virat to get back to back hundreds but Shubhman Gill was extra special today. Unfortunately for RCB, a title remains elusive and will have to wait for more. Congratulations to Gujarat, Chennai, Lucknow and Mumbai for making it to the the top 4. #RCBvGT
12:19 AM · May 22, 2023
Rahul Sharma@ImRahulSharma3
Gill kithe maanda @ShubmanGill ❤️⭐️💯 #TATAIPL2023 @gujarat_titans
12:19 AM · May 22, 2023
Kamran Akmalverified@KamiAkmal23
Hundred 💯👏🏻👏🏻@ShubmanGill
12:19 AM · May 22, 2023
Robin Aiyuda Uthappa@robbieuthappa
What a player @ShubmanGill! 🤌🏾 His masterclass breaks hearts of @RCBTweets and their fans!! Gotta feel for @imVkohli who played an equally excellent knock!! @rashidkhan_19 & @vijayshankar260 were brilliant as well! The wait for trophy continues for @RCBTweets!! #RCBvGT
12:18 AM · May 22, 2023
Mohammad Kaifverified@MohammadKaif
Growing in stature Shubman Gill, knows the Art of run making, one player all formats. 👏👏 @ShubmanGill
12:18 AM · May 22, 2023
Irfan Pathanverified@IrfanPathan
The guy who will score 10,000 IPL runs. Back to back 💯 for elegant @ShubmanGill 👏
12:15 AM · May 22, 2023
Virender Sehwagverified@virendersehwag
Virat Kohli was simply spectacular to get his 7th IPL hundred but unfortunately didn’t get much support from others today . Shubhman Gill was spectacular and got much needed support from Vijay Shankar. Great win for Gujarat and Congratulations to Mumbai for making it to the……
12:12 AM · May 22, 2023
Sourav Gangulyverified@SGanguly99
What talent this country produces .. shubman gill .. wow .. two stunning knocks in two halves .. IPL.. .. what standards in the tournament @BCCI
12:11 AM · May 22, 2023
AB de Villiersverified@ABdeVilliers17
Need a miracle. Never give up
AB de Villiersverified@ABdeVilliers17
Tough pill to swallow. Well tried RCB. Shubman Gill and the Titans simply too good today
12:11 AM · May 22, 2023
Tom Moody@TomMoodyCricket
The Master and the Apprentice, what you can do I will follow. #Kohli & #Gill #RCBvGT
11:58 PM · May 21, 2023

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