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Shubman Gill creates history; record highest score by an Indian in T20 knockout stage

Shubman Gill produced a captivating 55-ball 126 against Karnataka in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy quarterfinals.

Gill steals everyone’s ‘Dhill’ with another century in white ball cricket after his debut century in Zimbabwe. The opener made a mark against Karnataka at his second home stadium, Eden Gardens.

He assumed command of the innings with the team on 10 for the loss of two wickets. ‘Man of the nineties,’ they quipped, but he defied the label with a century against Zimabawe and has now followed it up with another 100 in T20s.

He guided his team to a magnificent score of 225, which was just enough for the bowlers to defend. Abhinav Manohar and Manish Pandey of Karnataka put up a valiant fight, but the target proved too much.
Shubman has silenced critics who have derided him for batting slowly and has justified his selection ahead of the others.

India’s new man of crisis?

Shubman seems to be the guy who can regularly step up when the chips are down and fill the void in big games for the Indian team. Gill struck a 50 and a 45 in two successive IPL finals following his century in the T2O quarterfinals. He was instrumental in the legendary Gabbatoir breach in 2020, hitting 91 runs in the fourth innings.

His knock at the Gabba goes unheard and underappreciated, but a true fan will never forget his contributions. He can bat through difficult moments as well as accelerate when needed. The Punjab batter looks up to his compatriot Virat Kohli and aspires to be as successful as him.
The media tension would not deter Gill from performing.

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