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‘Har cheez mei Virat ko competition deta hai’ – Shubman Gill poses shirtless as netizens start comparison with Virat Kohli

Shubman Gill surpasses his idol Virat Kohli as Gujarat Titans defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets to eliminate them from the Indian Premier League 2023. At Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Virat Kohli blasted a magnificent century to lead RCB to a commanding 197/5 total in a game they had to win. Shubman, though, ruined the celebration for RCB by scoring another masterful century while chasing the target.

Shubman scored his second consecutive century with a six, giving Gujarat Titans the victory. Mumbai Indians will play Lucknow Super Giants in the playoffs elimination match thanks to RCB’s sad 6-wicket loss. After the game, Gill hit the showers and posted a shirtless photo on his socials, showing off his abs. Netizens were quick to compare his fitness levels to that of Virat Kohli.

Shubman Gill received abuse from RCB fans post-game

Gill received praise from the whole cricket community for his game-winning innings, but the India opener also came under heavy online criticism following RCB’s IPL elimination. As Gill’s magnificent strike ruined RCB’s IPL season during the league stage of the premier competition, he was made the main target. In 16 iterations of the T20 competition, the team led by Kohli has fallen short of winning the coveted trophy. Mumbai Indians (MI) were assured of entry into the tournament’s playoff round after Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lost their last league match.

Despite being dissatisfied with the outcome, Kohli showed sportsmanship and camaraderie after the game. He approached Shubman Gill and embraced him as a sign of gratitude for his crucial contribution to the brilliant chase. With his gesture, Kohli demonstrated his appreciation for the match and his rivals. At the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Kohli also led the RCB players in a lap of honour while thanking the exuberant audience for supporting the local team in such big numbers.

“I am in good form; it’s about getting a start and then converting it into a big one. In the first half of the IPL, I was missing out on those big ones. I was getting a lot of 40s and 50s. Thankfully, it’s all working out for me in the business end of the IPL. You need to keep playing shots in T20 cricket. You have to keep the intent and keep applying yourself, keep the belief,” Gill said after being awarded the Player of the Match.

Here’s how fans reacted to Shubman Gill’s shirtless photo:


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