Gujarat Titans’ profitable streak within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 lastly got here to an finish on Monday (April 11) as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated the facet by eight wickets on the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. As GT may solely publish 162/7 on an excellent batting observe, GT skipper Hardik reckoned his facet was 7-10 runs brief as SRH bowlers have been proper on the cash.
In the meantime, Hardik loved an excellent outing within the center as he scored an unbeaten 50 and later dismissed his SRH counterpart Kane Williamson. Whereas this was Hardik’s first half-century in GT colors, he wasn’t at his fluent finest as he walked again after scoring 50 off 42 balls. Throughout his keep, he was additionally engaged in a mini-battle with SRH speedster Umran Malik.
Umran greeted Hardik with a potent bouncer that hit the latter on his helmet, giving the GT captain a wake-up name. The dasher responded emphatically, dispatching his subsequent two balls for boundaries. Talking of his encounter with the Jammu & Kashmir pacer, Hardik stated he wasn’t going to let the teenager go away after smashing his helmet.
SRH bowled effectively and caught to their plan: Hardik Pandya
“With all due respect I can’t let a younger gun get away with one thing proper? The IPL is hard so it form of woke me up and it felt good after that,” stated Hardik after the sport. “They bowled effectively and caught to their plan – there was various bounce with their bowlers additionally having completely different heights. I didn’t get that one shot I wished,” he added.
In the meantime, GT did effectively at patches whereas defending 162. Nevertheless, contributions from skipper Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma and Nicholas Pooran meant the Orange Military crossed the road with 5 balls to spare. Hardik, after the defeat, stated his staff will regroup and study from their errors.
“Our motto has all the time been the identical which is to study from our errors regardless of the result’s. We may have an excellent chuckle and transfer on with our subsequent recreation developing in a few days’ time so we’ve got to get ready for that,” he added.