Hardik Pandya praised his team’s performance after the victory over Gujarat

Pune, May 11 (H.S.). Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya heaped praise on his team’s performance and spinner Sai Kishore after a thumping victory over Lucknow Super Giants. Gujarat Titans became the first team to qualify for the play-offs this season after defeating Lucknow Super Giants by 62 runs at the MCA Stadium in Pune on […]
 


Hardik Pandya praised his team’s performance after the victory over Gujarat

Pune, May 11 (H.S.). Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya heaped praise on his team’s performance and spinner Sai Kishore after a thumping victory over Lucknow Super Giants.

Gujarat Titans became the first team to qualify for the play-offs this season after defeating Lucknow Super Giants by 62 runs at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Tuesday. Batting first, Gujarat scored 144 for 4 in 20 overs and then bundled out Lucknow for 82 runs in just 13.5 overs.

After the match Hardik said, “Actually, I am proud of the boys. This is a good attempt to qualify before the 14th match in this league. In all the matches we won, we were always under pressure and we felt that with the way we batted, we would finish the last match. We just wanted to play freely and now want to rest after the match. I consider Sai Kishore very good as a left-arm spinner. It was not possible to bring him and Jayant Yadav together in the team because of the kind of fast bowlers we had.

“Everyone stood by each other, and we worked together after the game to make sure the pressure was always on the opposition team. We were second before this match and that meant we were doing something right.”

Talking about this match, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bat first. Gujarat scored 144 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs thanks to 63 runs from Shubman Gill.

In reply, Lucknow’s team was reduced to only 82 runs. Apart from Rashid’s four wickets, Sai Kishore and Yash Dayal took two wickets each.

Gujarat have 18 points from 12 IPL matches with nine wins. Gujarat team has become the first team to reach the IPL 2022 playoffs.