In the 62nd match of the Indian Premier League, Gujarat Titans beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 34 runs and became the first team of this season to qualify for the playoffs. Gujarat Titans were the winner in the last edition and this year as well they seem to be the strongest team of the tournament.
The captain of Gujarat Titans Hardik Pandya expressed his belief that his team deserves a spot in the qualifiers of IPL 2023. Pandya’s statement highlights the confidence and pride he has in his team’s performance and their qualification is a pure example of proper teamwork. There are no such big names but the collective effort of every player has made them more dangerous.
Hardik Pandya expressed his immense pride in the team after the match. He emphasized that the Gujarat Titans have earned their place in the qualifiers. The team has accumulated 18 points from 13 matches. This outstanding performance guarantees them a top 2 spot in the group stage.
“Very proud of the boys. 2 in 2. Last year was very different. This year we knew there will be a lot of challenges. The way the boys have shown their character and put their hand up in difficult situations, we deserve to be in the qualifiers,” said Pandya.
He further added, “I spoke with my boys. We know where we stand and there will be expectations for us to show what we’ve got. We have ticked a lot of boxes, and have made some errors as well. I don’t think any team could run through us this season. The guys have focused where they needed to and that’s why we stand here.”