Gujarat Titans, the defending champions of the Indian Premier League 2023, are currently in first place in the standings with six wins out of eight encounters. The team led by Hardik Pandya has won their last three matches following a rare defeat to Rajasthan Royals in their fifth match.
Hardik Pandya, captain of the Gujarat Titans, stated that it was an honor to lead the team in the IPL as he extended his greetings on Gujarat Day, which is observed annually on May 1. Hardik added that their team embodies the spirit of the Gujarati people and strives to give them reasons to revel through their performances. Gujarat Day is observed annually on May 1 because the state was created on that date in 1960 by the Bombay Reorganisation Act.
“It is a privilege to captain the Gujarat Titans in the IPL. I strive to embody the spirit of the people of Gujarat and give them a reason to celebrate through our performances each time I take the field. The people of Gujarat continue to shower us with their affection and support, which we are fortunate to receive. Pandya wished all of his admirers and supporters a happy Gujarat Day in a press release.
Gujarat Titans will face Delhi on the heels of a decisive victory over KKR.
In contrast, Gujarat won their previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets. They limited Kolkata to 179/7 in their allotted 20 overs after electing to bowl first. KKR’s highest scorers were Rahmanullah Gurbaz (81 runs off 39 balls) and Andre Russell (34* runs off 19 balls).
The best bowler for GT was Mohammed Shami, who completed his four-over spell with figures of 3 for 33. Joshua Little (2/25) and Noor Ahmad (2/21) also took two wickets each.
Shubman Gill (49 runs off 35 deliveries), Vijay Shankar (51* runs off 24 deliveries), and David Miller (32* runs off 18 deliveries) helped GT chase down the target of 180 in 17.5 overs. The victory propelled them to the summit of the points table.