Shubman Gill is delighted with his appointment as Gujarat Titans skipper ahead of the Indian Premier League 2024 season. The upcoming edition will mark his debut as a captain in the tournament. The opener expressed that it’s a great feeling to be appointed as the captain, but it hasn’t sunk in yet.
Hardik Pandya, who led the franchise in the last two seasons, was traded to the Mumbai Indians in an all-cash deal by the Gujarat Titans. The franchise announced Shubman Gill as the captain ahead of the upcoming season. In a video shared by the Gujarat Titans, the youngster spoke about the role. He expressed that it’s a dream come true for him to be leading an IPL team.
“I think it’s gonna take, like, probably till the time we don’t play the first match. It’s not gone, you know, quite sink in. It’s a great feeling. I mean, I was about seven or eight years old when you know IPL started happening. Obviously, it’s a dream for any kid who wants to be a cricketer and wants to play the IPL to be able to captain a team. Then to be able to be that kind of binding factor in this team, it feels amazing,” said Shubman Gill.
😍 From a dreamy eyed fanboy of the IPL to a captain of the Gujarat Titans! Aapdo Shubman is raring to own his latest designation! Hear his first words from a brand new chapter… 💙#TitansFAM, ready for a new era of leadership? 💙#AavaDe pic.twitter.com/vmIN7I4LQY
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) November 29, 2023
Commitment, Discipline, Hard Work and Loyalty: Shubman Gill speaks about captaincy challenge
Gujarat Titans’ newly appointed skipper Shubman Gill expressed that Commitment, Discipline, Hard Work and Loyalty are key to becoming a good captain. He expressed that the experience of playing under different captains in his career will help him in the new challenge. In the video shared by the Gujarat Titans, Shubman Gill said,
“I mean, we all know captainship comes, with a lot of things, and commitment is one of them. Discipline is one of them. Hard work is one of them. Loyalty is one of them. And because I think I’ve played under great leaders and I’ve earned a lot from them, I think those learnings that I have had from their experience playing under them is gonna help me a lot in this IPL.”
The Indian youngster also acknowledged the presence of senior players in the Gujarat Titans team. He expressed that their presence will benefit his tenure. Shubman Gill said,
“We have great leaders in our team, be it Kane or be it Rashid bhai or be it Shami bhai or even, David, even Wriddhi bhai, I think it’s gonna be great. And obviously, there are gonna be a lot of learnings along the way, which would be my experience as a captain. And I see a lot of people making great memories.”