GT captain Shubman Gill, at just 24 years and 215 days old, broke RCB star Virat Kohli's record to become the youngest batter to score 3000 runs in the Indian Premier League during a group match against RR. Gill accomplished the milestone in just 94 innings, standing as the fourth-fastest batter to achieve this feat in the IPL. Kohli previously held the record for being the youngest to reach 3000 runs at 26 years and 186 days, but Gill surpassed him at 24 years and 215 days. Additionally, Gill became the second-fastest Indian to achieve 3000 runs in the IPL, with KL Rahul holding the record of the fastest Indian to reach this milestone, accomplishing it in 80 innings compared to Gill's 94. Overall, Gill ranks third in terms of speed to reach 3000 IPL runs, trailing Chris Gayle (75) and KL Rahul (80). Jos Buttler, Shubman Gill, and Faf du Plessis took 94 innings to reach this landmark.

Youngest at time of 3000 IPL runs
24y 215 - Shubhman Gill*
26y 186d - Virat Kohli
26y 320d - Sanju Samson
27y 161d - Suresh Raina
27y 343d - Rohit Sharma

Gill's feat becomes even more impressive as he joins the ranks of legendary

players like Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, and Jos Buttler, who have reached the 3,000-run mark in fewer innings. Moreover, Gill's achievement extends beyond the IPL, as he also surpassed 4,000 T20 runs, showcasing his adaptability and proficiency across formats. What sets Gill apart is not just his success, but his contribution to his franchise, GT, which debuted in 2022. With over 1,500 IPL runs solely for GT, Gill has established himself as a cornerstone for the team's batting lineup. His ability to anchor innings and play match-winning knocks has been instrumental in GT's success in the tournament.

However, Gill's performance in IPL 2024 has been lackluster aside from an 89-run inning against Punjab Kings. His inconsistency has affected the performance of Gujarat Titans, for whom he assumed leadership duties after Hardik Pandya's departure to Mumbai Indians. Despite starting the season with a victory over MI, the Titans lost to CSK. They then returned to Ahmedabad to defeat SRH but suffered a loss against LSG. Currently facing RR, the Titans are aiming for a win to improve their position in the points table, with Rajasthan setting a target of 197 runs led by Sanju Samson's 68 and Riyan Parag's 76.
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