Chasing a massive 189 run target, Shubman Gill along with Matthew Wade stitched a firing 72 run stand for the second wicket to lay the foundation of Titans seven-wicket win over RR at the Eden Gardens Stadium on Tuesday to reach the final. Shubman Gill played a crucial role in GT’s stunning win by playing a stunning knock of 35 off 21 balls hitting five fours and one six. The duo of Shubman Gill and Mathew Wade scored 35 runs each.
Later A brilliant knock of 68 runs in 38 balls by David Miller and captain Hardik Pandya’s 40 off 27 balls helped Gujarat Titans to win easily with seven wickets in hand against Rajasthan Royals.
Speaking about Gujarat Titans special win, Shubman Gill said, “Kolkata has always been nice to me, fortunately, it was one of those nights where we were on the winning side, happy we are in the final. After Saha got out, we got off to a good start in the powerplay, batting in the Eden Gardens is always fun.”
Talking about the batting surface and his team, he said “We expected the surface to be better, but the ball was holding a bit and spinners were getting a bit of grip on this wicket. It’s a new team but the way the support staff and players have come together has been tremendous to watch, we are all really enjoying our cricket.”
Shubman further added that he played well for Gujarat and had a good season.
“There hasn’t been any added pressure on me, I was picked (in the draft) because I have done well for my earlier franchises, I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I just had to contribute to my team and play well for them. It was nice to watch (from the sidelines), a semi-final, and your teammates are doing the job, it was amazing,” he added.
GT will now have to wait & see which team from the top three teams- LSG, RCB & RR would meet them in the IPL 2022 final in Ahmedabad on May 29. Meanwhile, RCB will lock horns with LSG in the Qualifier 2 on 25th May at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
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