Kohli only hit one six, Gill hit eight of them: Tom Moody on the ‘significant difference’ between the two centuries


Former Australia cricketer and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody was as much in awe of Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill after Sunday’s iconic game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium as about anyone else.

The game would see Gill outpower Virat Kohli’s hundred with one of his own to help Gujarat win by six wickets and land a knockout punch to the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who needed to win in the final league stage game in order to progress through to the 2023 Indian Premier League playoffs.

Both Kohli and Gill would register back to back centuries, having previously scored a hundred in their side’s respective games against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Moody however believes that while looked ‘composed’, it was Gill, who had the better of the two outings.

“He is such a delight to watch. He is so composed at the crease. You look at his facial expression and his body language, he looks so much in control. He has got the game. Eight sixes! That was the difference in the two hundreds. Both were brilliant hundreds. But Kohli only hit one six. Gill hit eight of them and was batting at a strike rate of 200. That’s a significant difference. And that coming in a chase, hats off to him,” Moody told ESPN Cricinfo.

While the game would see the end of the IPL 2023 campaign for Kohli and Co, Gill and Gujarat will face Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday.





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