Gujarat Titans came within two balls of obtaining their Indian Premier League title when Ravindra Jadeja hit a six and a four on the final two balls of the IPL final, stealing the game from the home team.
Following the defeat, Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya praised his CSK rival, MSD. Gujarat Titans came within two balls of maintaining their Indian Premier League title when Jaddu hit a six and a four, stealing the game from the home team. Thus, Chennai Super Kings set a new record by winning their fifth IPL title.
“I’m very happy for him, destiny had this written. If I had to lose, I’d rather lose to him (Dhoni). Good things happen to good people, and he’s been one of the best people I know. God has been kind, God has been kind to me as well but today was his night,” After the game, Pandya stated.
The game was originally planned for Sunday but was delayed for Monday’s reserve day due to heavy rainfall. Gujarat Titans set the Chennai franchise a target of 215 in the first innings on Monday. However, before the first over of the second innings could be finished, there was a weather delay, which resulted in the game being reduced to 15 overs with a revised target of 171 under DLS.
“We have a saying: ‘We win together, we lose together.'” CSK played stronger cricket, and I’m not going to make excuses. We batted quite well. I’d want to make a special note to Sai (Sudarshan). It’s not easy to perform at this level. We’ve been rooting for the boys and trying to get the most out of them. However, their success is their own. Everyone from Mohit Sharma to Rashid Khan to Mohammed Shami has put his hand up and delivered. As a team, I believe we check a lot of boxes. “We play with a lot of heart, and I’m really proud of how we kept fighting,” Pandya added.