Gujarat Titans (GT), who defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by 62 runs in Qualifier 2 on Friday night in Ahmedabad, advanced to the 2023 Indian Premier League championship. Shubman Gill was the Titans' standout batsman, scoring an astonishing 129 off only 60 deliveries to lead the team to an outstanding victory against Rohit Sharma's team with a total of 233/3 in 20 overs. When MI reached 171, the reigning champs knocked them out, with Mohit Sharma collecting five wickets.
Fans and previous cricket players were in awe of Shubman's brilliance; the 23-year-old rookie hit 10 sixes and seven fours throughout his innings. While it took Shubman 32 deliveries to get his half-century, he quickly reached his second fifty in only the next 17 balls. The GT batsman has scored the most runs this season, and he is sure to keep that distinction after the championship game since Chennai Super Kings, their rivals in the match for the trophy, have scored more runs than 200 runs behind Shubman.
The youthful player has had a phenomenal surge in stature over the previous several months, scoring hundreds in all game types. Shubman also scored a double century earlier this year in ODIs and made a strong impression in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The World Test Championship final, which will be played between June 7 and 11, will also have the batsman opening with Rohit Sharma.
Karsan Ghavri, Shubman's childhood coach, made an incendiary statement about the batter's development, criticising another batter Prithvi Shaw while drawing comparisons between the two. In 2018, India's U19 World Cup-winning squad included Shaw and Gill. Shaw, on the other hand, is hardly a factor in the Indian setup whereas Gill is a crucial component of the national squad in all forms. Shaw too had a terrible 2023 IPL season, making just 106 runs for the Delhi Capitals in 8 games.
“You do realise they were on the squad that took home the U-19 World Cup title in 2018? Where are Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill right now? Ghavri said to The Indian Express that they fall into two main groups.
“Shaw believes he is a superstar who is untouchable. But he must understand that at the international level, it just takes one delivery to get you out whether you are playing T20, 50 over, a Test match, or even the Ranji Trophy.
You need self-control and a positive outlook. You must always strive to improve. You must occupy the crease, and if you do so, you will undoubtedly score more runs, according to Ghavri.
Shaw, a young right-handed hitter, has to improve on his weakness, according to Ghavri, who also offered some encouraging words for the young man. They have a similar age. So far, nothing has been lost. Shaw hasn't worked on his shortcomings, but Gill has. He can still. He must put up a lot of effort if he wants to realise his potential, according to the former India bowler.