Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya, accepted responsibility for the team’s failure to win the match on Tuesday, claiming early wickets placed them under pressure and he was unable to create any momentum in the latter stages. GT was once down to 32 for 4 when chasing a modest 131 to win, thanks in large part to Mohammed Shami’s outstanding four-wicket haul, but Pandya’s 53-ball 59 not out kept them in the game. Rahul Tewatia then hit a 7-ball 20 that featured three consecutive sixes, but Ishant Sharma (2/23) maintained his composure to hold the reigning champions at 125 for six with 12 required in the final over.
We would have taken the score on any given day, of course. Rahul finally put us back in the game. I gave it my all, yet I was unable to profit. The main issue is that I was unable to complete the game, Pandya remarked during the post-match presentation.
We wanted to get a few huge overs in the middle, but at that point, we were unable to find our groove. For Abhinav (Manohar), it was unfamiliar as well. “I just think we lost this game because I couldn’t find my rhythm and we kept dropping wickets early on, which put us under pressure,” the player said. We like to go deep and get a few huge overs that we were unable to get. Gujarat lost three wickets during the powerplay as Delhi’s quicks made an early breakthrough.
“I take entire responsibility for my side’s loss since I was unable to complete the game, it was my fault. and I give full points to their bowlers as well and the wicket was also nice” said Pandya.