The defending champion, Gujarat Titans, recently showed that they are here to win IPL 2023 too.
The squad defeated Delhi Capitals by six wickets to reach the top of the table. Despite playing with a home-field advantage, DC could not manage to stop the onslaught of GT. After the cricket match was over, captain Hardik Pandya talked about reaching the top and staying there.
According to Hardik, the team is in good shape, and the captain is also playing on instinct. Pandya talked about liking to back the team instead of falling for others’ decisions. It is good to land the first blow rather than take it. The team has been instructed to enjoy the game and support each other.
That is why the squad is taking the decisions with someone taking the team through rough periods, added the captain.
Sai Sudharsan has been a stand-out for Gujarat in IPL 2023 now. The player scored a 62-run inning off 48 balls in the recent match to help GT secure two back-to-back wins.
Even fans who regularly bet on cricket are now choosing Sai in their fantasy teams. The player has been terrific, and Hardik praised the support staff for their assistance.
The captain believes that Sai has shown immense hard work and sees the batsman doing great things for franchise cricket in the next couple of years. Hardik went as far as to state that Sai will eventually represent India during the post-match presentation.
The cricket match against Delhi Capitals was quite comfortable for the Gujarat Titans. The team won the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision proved to be right as the team restricted DC at a reasonable score of 162 for 8.
Things started rough for Gujarat Titans as they stood at 54 for 3 after the powerplay ended. However, the 21-year-old Sai took the lead and helped the team register a 6-wicket victory. The win has landed the first position to the Gujarat Titans, which they’d like to maintain throughout the competition.