IPL 2023 [Twitter reactions]: Shubman Gill stars in GT’s thrilling victory over CSK in the tournament opener
The 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked off with a blockbuster clash between Gujarat Titans (GT) And Chennai Super Kings (CSK)where the Hardik Pandya led side recorded a thrilling win at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Brought to bat, the Super Kings managed to post 178/7 in their allotted 20 overs. CSK’s batting performance was highlighted by a blistering thump from the opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, who hit 92 runs from just 50 balls, including 4 fours and 9 sixes. However, the rest of the team struggled to score freely and the excellent bowling came off Muhammad Shami And Rashid Khan she restrained.
In the chase, the Titans got off to a solid start, with openers Wriddhiman Saha And Shubman Gill setting up a quickfire partnership of 37 runs in just 3.5 overs. Gill was particularly impressive, hitting 63 runs off 36 balls, including 6 fours and 3 sixes. Sai Sudharsan And Vijay Shankar also chipped with valuable contributions of 22 and 27 as the Titans chased down the target with 4 balls to spare.
“We were a bit short. Another 15-20 runs would have been good. We could have hit well in the middle overs instead of trying to muscle the ball. Rutu is a joy to watch. We can’t afford to bowl no-balls. We have that in our own hands’ said CSK skipper MS Dhoni after the match.
Here’s how Twitter responded:
The same team loses the season opener of consecutive IPL seasons:
MI in 2014, 2015, 2016
MI in 2020, 2021
CSK in 2022, 2023#GTvCSK
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) March 31, 2023
Brilliant comeback from GT in the last 6 overs. #cskvsgt
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 31, 2023
Gujarat vs Chennai in IPL:
– Gujarat has won
– Gujarat has won
– Gujarat has won
— Jans. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 31, 2023
Two excellent, classy batters put on a show today. Both Gaikwad and Gill are so easy on the eye, so graceful, they make watching cricket so much fun.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 31, 2023
Gujarat Titans defeated Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener | 📝 https://t.co/yVrzJP0ovp#ipl #ipl2023 #IPLT20 #GTvCSK #cricket #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/JvUFR7efpx
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) March 31, 2023
Given his form, confidence, growing stature and just the general context of his season so far… this could be Shubman Gill’s IPL.
Great start too! #IPL2023 #GTvCSK
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) March 31, 2023
Don’t get discouraged! 💛#GTvCSK #WhistlePodu #Yellow 🦁 pic.twitter.com/j89rmhckUj
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 31, 2023
I know there’s a game to be decided here, but all I’m thinking about right now is Ruturaj Ns Shubhman opening the bat for India soon.
— cricBC (@cricBC) March 31, 2023
What a brilliant innings from Ruturaj Gaikwad, unconvinced ball tracker was right! #IPLonStar @IPL
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) March 31, 2023
The thing about Tewatia is “Der aaye durust aaye” #IPLonJioCinema #GTvsCSK
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) March 31, 2023
Ruturaj Gaekwad and Shubman Gill – opening night story. Whoever wins the future stars of Indian cricket lit up the inaugural fixture. @RevSportz #CSKvGT
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 31, 2023
There will never be a young player better than Ruturaj Gaikwad. pic.twitter.com/H9QbSKAbdg
— ` (@rahulmsd_91) March 31, 2023
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