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IPL 2024: GT end RR’s unbeaten streak with a last-ball thriller, Gill creates record

The youngest captain of the 2024 Indian Premier League, Shubman Gill, continued to write history as he topped his hero, Virat Kohli, this time.

Shubman Gill, in a match of IPL 2024

Shubman Gill, on Wednesday, in a match of IPL 2024 against the Rajasthan Royals, shattered Virat Kohli’s record of becoming the youngest cricketer to make 3000 runs in the IPL Tournament. Playing against the Rajasthan Royals, Gujarat Titans skipper Gill, who also completed 4000 T20 runs, achieved this impressive milestone at the age of 24 years and 215 days, surpassing the previous record held by Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s batting maestro Virat Kohli, who did it in 26 years and 186 days. Sanju Samson (26 years and 320 days) is at the third spot followed by Suresh Raina (27 years and 161 days) and Rohit Sharma (27 years and 343 days).

Shubman Gill achieved this feat on a match which ended Rajasthan Royal’s unbeaten streak with a last-ball thriller all thanks to Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia who scored quickfire 24 and 22 respectively with a 200+ strike rate. Their cameos helped Gujarat win a match which was seemingly lost after Gill was dismissed by Chahal through a stumping.

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Gill’s remarkable talent and promise as a batsman in IPL 2024 are highlighted by his accomplishment at such an early stage of his career. Gill has continuously demonstrated his batting ability since making his IPL debut, fusing traditional technique with creative stroke play. He has established himself as a crucial player thanks to his ability to lead innings and routinely score runs.

Gill is only 24 years old, yet his accomplishment shows that he has cricketing wisdom well beyond his years. It emphasizes his value to the teams he played for in the Indian Premier League as well as his status as one of the best players in the sport. Gill’s incredible achievement sets a high standard for upcoming cricketers as he develops and grow.

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