IPL 2023: 3 Talking Points Of RCB vs GT


A big dagger was pierced into the hearts of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fans as the RCB team crashed out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Gujarat Titans (GT) hunted down the total of 198 runs and gifted Mumbai Indians (MI), a place in the playoffs.

Gujarat Titans were incredible in this game and Shubman Gill was once again the cynosure of all eyes. The loss for RCB will take a while to sink in as the narrative around the last few days was revolving around the fact that RCB were firm favourites to qualify for the playoffs.

Both Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill got centuries under their belt but it was the latter who will have a peaceful sleep, tonight.

In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of the RCB vs GT game that took place in Bangalore:

1. Virat Kohli smashes his 7th IPL century

Virat Kohli who is regarded as the undisputed monarch of world cricket once again played an innings of the highest order. He scored his 7th IPL century and marshalled the RCB team to an imposing total of 197 runs.

Kohli’s innings of 101* runs in just 61 balls was packed with 13 fours and 1 six. It was a visual treat to watch him bat as his innings was of substance and skill.

2. Shubman Gill smashes another century

After scoring a century against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 62 of IPL 2023, Shubman Gill continued his exceptional form as he scored another century in this game. He helped Gujarat pip past RCB in this game and ended the playoff hopes of Virat Kohli and co.

Any delivery that was bowled in the body-line region of Shubman Gill was taken to the cleaners by the young prodigy. He is Gujarat’s leading run-scorer in IPL 2023 and is a special talent by all means.

3. Noor Ahmad was phenomenal with the ball

The standout bowler for Gujarat Titans in the 1st innings was Afghan left-arm spinner, Noor Ahmad. The 18-year-old cricketer bagged 2 wickets and conceded only 39 runs in 4 overs. He had an exceptional economy of 9.75 and was instrumental in RCB not getting a bigger score.

Ahmad firstly dismissed the in-form skipper of RCB, Faf Du Plessis and then dismissed Mahipal Lomror to put RCB in trouble in this RCB vs GT game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

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