GT skipper Shubman Gill stole the limelight with his stunning one-line reply to commentator Harsha Bhogle’s query after Gujarat’s thrilling three-wicket win over RR in the IPL 2024 match in Jaipur. Harsha Bhogle, a seasoned cricket commentator known for his insightful and sometimes cheeky remarks, was momentarily taken aback by Shubman Gill’s assertive response during the post-match presentation ceremony. Bhogle pointed out to Gill, “Some of us thought you had left it too late.” Bhogle’s remark was directed towards the nail-biting finish of the game, where the Titans chased down a formidable target set by the Royals. Gill’s response to Bhogle was both swift and unwavering, reflecting the young captain’s deep belief in his team’s capabilities and their strategy. “When Gujarat is playing, never think that again,” Gill retorted.

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Gill insisted that the target was always within reach, even though they appeared to be on the verge of defeat before winning by three wickets over Royals in the IPL on Wednesday. Titans needed as many as 73 runs off the last 30 balls but came back from nowhere to pull off a last-ball thriller. Asked if the Impact Player rule brought this change to mindset, Gill said: “t does make a difference if you have an extra batter. But it is just the mindset to make it easier and simpler.”Gill was the top scorer for GT with a 44-ball 72. “I would have loved to finish the game but very happy with the way Rashid bhai and Rahul bhai finished the game. Last game also, we dominated more than 50% but our bad phases were very bad. Winning the game off the last ball is a wonderful feeling. He (Rashid) is such a fantastic player, someone you always want in your team.” His counterpart Sanju Samson said the bowlers should have won the game for them as 196 was a good total.

“Very hard to speak at the moment… Have to give credit to the Gujarat Titans. That’s the beauty of this tournament. Will have to learn and move on. While I was batting I thought something around 180 would’ve been a fighting score. 196 was a winning score I thought. With no dew, our bowling lineup should’ve done it. It wasn’t easy to go hard at the start of the innings. 197 at Jaipur, without dew, we’ll take it any day.” Rashid Khan was adjudged the player of the match award for his one for 18 with the ball and a 11-ball 24 not out, which included the winning four in the 20th over.

Published By:

Saurabh Kumar

Published On:

Apr 11, 2024

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