Gujarat Titans (GT) are facing Mumbai Indians (MI) in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday (May 26).
Ahead of the all-important game, GT skipper Hardik Pandya delivered a fiery pep talk in the team huddle.
Gujarat’s players and support staff members were surrounding Hardik as the captain looked quite animated, giving some solid instructions to his troops before the knockout clash.
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The rain delayed the proceedings and added to the tension. The toss got delayed by 45 minutes as MI won the toss and opted to bowl first.
“We would have bowled as well, but it's okay. Knockouts and qualifiers are fun, you have to be on your A game. It's important to enjoy. If we can play our everything, we'll be satisfied irrespective of the result,” Hardik said after losing the toss.
“I know how the crowd is going to support us. Gujarati people are loyal. (Will you bowl?) Yeah, full throttle. Two changes. Josh Little and Sai Sudharsan come in for Shanaka and Nalkande,” he added.
While Gujarat Titans came into the match after losing to Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1, Mumbai Indians entered the game having thrashed Lucknow Super Giants in Eliminator.
The winner of Qualifier 2 will face CSK in the summit clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday (May 28).