In IPL 2023, the reigning champions Gujarat Titans are having another great season. They are one step away from becoming the third team to win back-to-back titles in the T20 extravaganza. Shubman Gill, who is their best hitter, and Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, and Mohit Sharma, who are their best bowlers, have kept GT in the game.
Gill, in particular, has been in great shape. In the Eliminator, he played another memorable innings and scored a hundred (129 runs off 60 balls). Sachin Tendulkar, a famous cricket player, gave the GT opener special praise after his game. Tendulkar said that the GT opener was hungry for runs and ran well between the wickets.
Tendulkar went on Twitter and wrote, “Shubman Gill’s performance this season has been nothing short of memorable, with two centuries that will never be forgotten. In one century, @mipaltan’s dreams were sparked, but in the next, they were crushed. Cricket is full of surprises like this! Shubman’s calmness, hunger for runs, and skillful running between the wickets were the things that really struck me about his batting.
Gill is having a dream season in the tournament. He has 851 runs at an average of 60.78 and a strike rate of 156.43. He also has three hundreds and four fifties to his name. He is the IPL orange cap holder for the season. The 23-year-old is 122 runs behind Virat Kohli’s record of 973 runs in the 2016 season and will try to beat him in the final by getting another hundred runs.
The legendary batter also said before the final that both GT and CSK have a lot of batsmen and that the match will be between the two best batting teams in the event.
It’s possible that one team will out-bat the other: Sachin Tendulkar
“Gujarat is a strong team, and it will be important for Chennai to get rid of Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, and David Miller tonight. @ChennaiIPL also bats deep, with @msdhoni coming in as low as number 8, so it could be that one team out-bats the other. “The Final is going to be fun to watch,” he added.
If GT wins the title, they will be the first team to win two titles in their first two tries. They would also be the third team to win back-to-back IPL titles. On the other hand, CSK is playing in its tenth IPL final. They will be looking to win their fifth IPL title and tie MI for the most IPL crowns in their history.