Gujarat Titans were defeated by Delhi Capitals by 5 runs against the Capitals in the IPL 2023. Gujarat were unable to bring down 131. Hardik Pandya scored 59 but that went in vain. The Delhi Capitals bowlers were praised by Gill for their accurate bowling in the final few overs. Despite the fact that GT captain Hardik Pandya had a bad day with the bat.
On Tuesday, May 2 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 game at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Shubman Gill believed that Gujarat Titans should have chased down 131 against the Delhi Capitals and secured a convincing victory.
Hardik Pandya steadied the knock
GT had a rough start after limiting DC to 130 for eight. In six point four overs, they were down to 32 for four. The Titans lost by five runs despite skipper Hardik Pandya and Abhinav Manohar putting together a 62-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
It wasn’t such a bad wicket. We bowled exceptionally well. We were unable to bind partnerships in the top order, which put pressure on the lower order.
Although the pitch made it difficult to bat. Gill was quoted as “Saying in the post-game press conference that chasing 131 shouldn’t have been a problem given the calibre of our batting. Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav, the DC spinners, didn’t make the Titans’ run-chase any simpler,” according to Gill.
While only allowing 15 runs off of four overs, Kuldeep managed to secure the prized wicket of David Miller. Axar struggled to get going and bowled with an economy rate of 6. He said, “DC spinners bowled well and it was hard to hit boundaries”.
Hardik managed to stay unbeaten on 59 off 53 balls with seven fours. But the Titans were unable to advance past the finish line.
As players and batters, we are all going to have bad days occasionally.
”He backed himself on that day because it was just one of those off days, as every batter should do. He trusted himself to make those runs. But in the end, DC bowlers bowled some good yorkers”, Shubman Gill continued.
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