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Good Sports: Gujarat Titans Win IPL Title

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
July 2022
Good Sports: Gujarat Titans Win IPL Title

In their very first year of existence, the Gujarat Titans were crowned champions of the Indian Premier League after defeating the Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the recent final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

“Yes, we’ve hit a six in the first year itself,” said Titans captain Hardik Pandya. “It doesn’t get bigger than this. Critics said we didn’t have the strength in batting, that we lacked quality bowlers. But now that we have the trophy, it’s all right.”

The Titans, who had finished at the top of the league table, were coached by Ashish Nehra, who became the first Indian coach to win an IPL title.

“It’s a nice feeling, but winning the trophy notwithstanding, the more important thing is the way we played, the way we qualified,” Nehra said. “It was so very heartening to see. The first year is not easy, and all the boys did really well and gelled very well under Hardik’s leadership.”

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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

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