Ahmedabad (Gujarat): Gujarat Titans’ (GT) star batter Shubman Gill on Monday became the Orange Cap holder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 with 890 runs in the season.
Gill has ended the IPL 2023 with the Orange Cap on his head, becoming the youngest player to do so. In 17 matches, he has scored 890 runs at an average of 63.57 and a strike rate of 158.08, with three centuries and four fifties and best score of 129. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf Du Plessis claimed the second spot in the tally with 730 runs in 14 innings while CSK opener Devon Conway (672) clinched the third spot. RCB batter Virat Kohli with 639 runs is in the fourth position while Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Yashasvi Jaiswal is in the fifth position with 625 runs.
He has the second-highest runs by a player in an IPL season. At the top is Virat, who scored 973 runs at an average of 81.08 in 16 innings, with four centuries and seven fifties. Gill has overtaken David Warner, who scored 848 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2016 season, which they won and Jos Buttler, who scored 863 runs for Rajasthan Royals in the 2022 season.
Gill also has the fourth-highest boundary count in an IPL season. He has hit 85 fours and 33 sixes, a total of 118 boundaries. At the top is England’s Jos Buttler, who scored 128 boundaries, with 83 fours and 45 sixes in the 2022 season for Rajasthan Royals.
Gill also has the second-highest boundary count by an Indian, with Virat Kohli at the top with 121 boundaries, consisting of 83 fours and 38 sixes.