GT scores 89, Shubman Gill fires his bowlers after the match; asks them to take a double hat-trick

Gujarat Titans captain Shubman Gill, on Wednesday (April 17), stressed on the importance of moving on after his team suffered a dismal defeat against Delhi Capitals in the 32nd game of the ongoing IPL 2024.

Asked to bat first, GT were bowled out for just 89 runs. They were bowled out for less than 100 runs in an innings for the first time in their IPL journey that began in 2022. GT kept losing wickets right from the word go and never really looked in contention to score big.

They lost the wickets of Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller, and Sai Sudharsan inside the powerplay and just could not recover. Barring Rashid Khan (31), no other player could touch the 20-run mark while Sudharsan (12) and Rahul Tewatia (10) were the only batters who managed to reach double-digits.

In reply, DC chased down the total inside nine overs. The visitors did lose the wickets of both of their openers – Jake Fraser-McGurk and Prithvi – inside the third over but never really looked in trouble. They lost two more wickets before an unbeaten 25-run stand between Rishabh Pant and Sumit Kumar took them over the line.

Shubman Gill on the defeat:

Speaking at the end of the game, Shubman Gill began by saying that his team’s batting performance was average before urging his teammates to move on.

He also decided against blaming the pitch and stated that poor shot selection was the reason behind the team’s poor show. Shubman Gill also hoped that his team would bounce back and win most of the remaining league games.

“Our batting was very average, and it is important to move on and come back strong. The wicket was right, if you see some of the dismissals, it had nothing to do with the pitch. Poor shot selection I would say,” said Shubman Gill.

“When the opposition are chasing 89, unless someone takes a double hat-trick, the opposition will always be in the game. This is just the halfway mark of the season for us, we have won 3 and hopefully, we win another 5-6 from the next 7 like in the last couple of years,” he added.

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