In an exhilarating encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced a 6-wicket defeat against Gujarat Titans (GT) at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium and were eliminated from the tournament. RCB’s loss helped Mumbai Indians (MI) clinch the remaining fourth spot in the playoffs.
Put in to bat first, the Challengers set a formidable target of 198 runs for Gujarat in their allotted 20 overs. Led by a blazing century from Virat Kohli, who scored 101 runs off 61 deliveries, including 13 fours and 1 six, RCB put up a strong batting performance. Captain Faf du Plessis contributed 28 runs, while Michael Bracewell added a quickfire 26 runs to propel their team’s total. Anuj Rawat also made a valuable contribution of 23 runs.
Chasing 198, the Titans showed remarkable resilience and composure to reach the target with 5 balls to spare and 6 wickets in hand. Opener Shubman Gill was the star of their innings, smashing a stunning 104 runs off just 52 deliveries, including 5 fours and 8 sixes. Vijay Shankar played a crucial knock, scoring 53 runs off 35 balls.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
📸💯#TATAIPL | #RCBvGT pic.twitter.com/nLrfEQh7zh
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 21, 2023
𝐐, ho gaya na? 🥰#OneFamily #MIvSRH #MumbaiMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #TATAIPL #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/TSGlrLXVDx
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 21, 2023
What talent this country produces .. shubman gill .. wow .. two stunning knocks in two halves .. IPL.. .. what standards in the tournament @bcci
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) May 21, 2023
Tough pill to swallow. Well tried RCB. Shubman Gill and the Titans simply too good today
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 21, 2023
The guy who will score 10,000 IPL runs. Back to back 💯 for elegant @ShubmanGill 👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 21, 2023
Unbelievable batting from Shubman Gill ! 🔥
What resolve! 💪🏽
Superstar in the making indeed! 🌟 @StarSportsIndia #IPLonStar #ShubmanGill @gujarat_titans #RCBvGT @ShubmanGill
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) May 21, 2023
Growing in stature Shubman Gill, knows the Art of run making, one player all formats. 👏👏 @ShubmanGill
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 21, 2023
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
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) May 21, 2023
I don’t think that Gill was standing in a normal position. His back leg was outside off stump – that should not have been a wide.#IPL #RCBvGT
— Michael Wagener (@Mykuhl) May 21, 2023
Blessed to see two masterpieces in one day. Gill has taken his game to another level and is now playing the leadership role as a batter.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 21, 2023
Gotta feel for Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis. They gave their all. 💔😶 #IPL2023 #RCBvsGT pic.twitter.com/pyNVAzjfnm
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) May 21, 2023
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… pic.twitter.com/MuQbU3N0rg
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 21, 2023
Frame of the Day: Kohli hugged gill. pic.twitter.com/lEfsOBYxow
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 21, 2023
Indian crickets future trumps Indian crickets present in one of the best knocks you will see and knocks RCB out. Incredible from Shubman Gill. The star for the future. You feel for Virat. That’s why sport is cruel. @RevSportz #RCBvGT pic.twitter.com/nnr8hlEP8d
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) May 21, 2023
A picture says 1̶0̶0̶0̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶d̶s̶ 2 centuries! 💙😱👌💥#RCBvGT | #AavaDe | #TATAIPL 2023 pic.twitter.com/apbf6dH3v0
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 21, 2023
It’s my request to Mumbai Indians fans please shower @ShubmanGill mention with only love and love 💙💙💙💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/GIjfeCG3lb
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) May 21, 2023
Shubman Gill may only be a Prince yet but he’s beaten the King’s team, in their own den @ShubmanGill – forget IPL, Gill will rule the World soon #RCBvGT
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 21, 2023
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TAGS: Gujarat Titans, IPL 2023, IPLT20, RCBvGT, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Shubman Gill
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