When Gujarat Titans made their debut final yr in the Indian Premier League (IPL), not many had given them an opportunity to even qualify for the playoffs neglect profitable the trophy. The staff did not have any huge famous person other than their skipper Hardik Pandya and Rashid Khan. But the staff boasted some utlity T20 gamers who have been utilised properly by the staff administration and so they delivered their greatest to win the trophy in their debut season. In IPL 2023 too, the Titans performed like defending champions and topped the factors desk as properly.
Meanwhile, they misplaced to Chennai Super Kings in the primary qualifier on Tuesday (May 23). Along with the loss, one in all their large streaks additionally got here to the tip. Chasing a complete of 173 runs, the Titans may solely attain 157 runs and have been all-out on the final ball of the innings. This is the primary time that they have been bundled out in the IPL since final season.
It was the thirty first match for the Gujarat Titans in IPL and in the earlier 30 outings, they by no means misplaced all 10 wickets in their innings. Hence, CSK turned the primary ever staff to skittle the defending champions in an IPL innings. The final man to get out was Mohammed Shami who tried to smash the ball out of the bottom just for Deepak Chahar to take catch.
Hardik Pandya was disenchanted after the loss however was assured of the staff doing properly in the second qualifier. “I think we were quite spot-on (with the ball), but we made basic errors and that costed us the game. The kind of bowlers we had, I felt we conceded 15 extra runs. A lot of things we did right. We bowled a couple of soft balls in between. We were executing our plans and then in between we gave some runs. I don’t think we need to look much into it. We have to play two days later, we have to play one more game to make sure we reach the final. Just focus on the things that we’ve done really well this season,” he mentioned.