GT scores 89 points, Shubman Gill fires at his players after the match; he asks them to do a double hat-trick

Shubman Gill

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

When asked to bat first, GT was 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 from the word go and never seemed to compete to score much.

They lost the wickets of Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller and Sai Sudharsan in the powerplay and simply could not recover. Barring Rashid Khan (31), no other player could reach the 20-run mark while Sudharsan (12) and Rahul Tewatia (10) were the only batsmen to reach double figures.

In response, DC chased down the total within nine overs. The visitors lost the wickets of both their openers, Jake Fraser-McGurk and Prithvi, inside the third over but never looked in trouble. They lost two more wickets before an unbeaten 25-run stand between Rishabh Pant and Sumit Kumar took them to the finish 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 not to blame the field and stated that poor shot selection was the reason for the team’s poor performance. Shubman Gill also expected his team to bounce back and win most of the remaining league matches.

“Our batting was very average, and it’s important to keep going and come back strong. The wicket was okay, if you see some of the dismissals, it had nothing to do with the pitch. I would say it was a poor shot selection,” he said. Shubman Gill.

“When the opponent chases 89, unless someone hits a double hat-trick, the opponent will always be in the game. This is only half the season for us, we have won 3 and hopefully we will win another 5-6 of the next 7 as in the last years,” he added.