Shubman Gill – 2nd Fastest Indian To Complete 3000 Runs In IPL

Shubman Gill becomes 2nd fastest Indian to complete 3000 runs in IPL: Breaks Virat Kohli Record!

On 10th April 2024 (Wednesday), Shubman Gill created a sensation and broke Virat Kohli’s record to become the 2nd fastest Indian batsman by completing 3000 runs in his 94th innings of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Currently, KL Rahul holds the record as the fastest Indian to reach 3,000 runs in 80 innings.

The Gujarat Titans skipper led his team from the front by scoring 72 runs from 44 balls (including 6 fours and 2 sixes) while chasing a target of 197 runs. Many twists and turns were witnessed during the 24th match of the IPL 2024 between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans in Jaipur.  Additionally, Rashid Khan (24 runs) and Rahul Tewatia’s knocks (22 runs) helped their team secure a 3-wicket win to conclude Rajasthan Royals’ winning streak.

Earlier, Virat Kohli was the youngest Indian batsman to score 3K runs in IPL. You would be curious to know how Shubman Gill achieved 3,000 runs in IPL as one of the youngest batsmen of IPL 2024 and his position among other legendary international cricketers in this list.

How did Shubman Gill Break Virat Kohli’s Record?

Shubman Gill at just 24 years and 215 days old reached 3000 IPL runs and 4,000 T20 runs, whereas Virat Kohli was able to reach the milestone at 26 years and 186 days. You could observe the age difference of 1 year and 25 days between Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli to pull off a memorable achievement in their career.

Who is the youngest Indian Batsman to score 3000 runs in IPL?

At present, Shubman Gill became the youngest Indian batsman to score 3000 runs in IPL and leads in this list among other players as shown below:

RankPlayer NameTime taken to score 3000 IPL runs
1.Shubman Gill24 years and 215 days
2.Virat Kohli26 years and 186 days
3.Sanju Samson26 years and 320 days
4.Suresh Raina27 years and 161 days
5.Rohit Sharma27 years and 343 days

Shubman Gill vs International Cricketers: Fastest to reach 3000 IPL Runs

Along with these international cricketers, Shubman Gill ranks as the 4th fastest batsman to reach runs in IPL, thereby tallying with the record of David Warner and Faf du Plessis:

  1. Chris Gayle (WEST INDIES): 75 innings
  2. KL Rahul (INDIA): 80 innings
  3. Jos Buttler (ENGLAND): 85 innings
  4. Shubman Gill (INDIA): 94 innings
  5. David Warner (AUSTRALIA): 94 innings
  6. Faf du Plessis (SOUTH AFRICA): 94 innings

Shubman Gill’s performance in IPL 2024

Here is a glimpse of Shubman Gill’s performance for Gujarat Titans in the six matches of IPL 2024 against these teams:

  1. 31 runs from 22 balls (including 3 fours and 1 six) vs Mumbai Indians (MI).
  2. 8 runs from 5 balls (including 1 six) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
  3. 36 runs from 28 balls (including 2 fours and 1 six) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
  4. 89 runs from 48 balls (including 6 fours and 4 sixes) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS).
  5. 19 runs from 21 balls (including 2 fours) vs Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).
  6. 72 runs from 44 balls (including 6 fours and 2 sixes) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR).

Compared to the previous season, Gill’s performance has been average scoring only 255 runs in 6 matches of the ongoing edition. However, he was impressive scoring an 89-run knock against PBKS and 72 runs against RR.

Shubman Gill vs Yuzvendra Chahal in IPL

In the 16th over, Shubman Gill fell into the trap of Yuzvendra Chahal’s wide delivery, which was calmly collected by Sanju Samson, the captain and wicketkeeper of Rajasthan Royals. The stump-out dismissal resulted in the Gujarat Titans in-form skipper falling 28 runs short of reaching his 4th IPL century.

However, this isn’t the first time, Chahal dismissed Gill in the IPL. Out of the 51 deliveries Shubman Gill faced off Yuzvendra Chahal’s delivery, these are the interesting stats you need to know:

  • Total Runs scored: 62
  • Overall Dismissals: 3
  • Average: 20.67
  • Strike Rate: 121.56
  • Number of Fours: 6
  • Number of Sixes: 0

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Conclusion:

Ahead of the match against Rajasthan Royals, Shubman Gill had scored 2,973 runs and just required 27 runs to achieve 3000 runs in his IPL career.

However, Shubman Gill’s selection for the T20 World Cup 2024 might be too early to decide as the selectors will carefully observe his performance in the remaining matches of IPL 2024. It is because Gill was in his best form with the bat in the previous season by winning the orange cap for scoring the most runs in a single IPL edition (890 runs in 17 matches).

Shubman Gill’s vital contribution of more than 1,500 runs solely for the Gujarat Titans franchise since its establishment in 2022, not only marks his success but also makes him a core player of the team’s batting lineup.

Overall, the ability of Shubman Gill to anchor his team’s innings and play match-winning knocks has been crucial for Gujarat Titans’ success in the tournament for the past two seasons.

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