New Delhi. Gujarat Titans won the IPL title in their debut season itself. The team led by Hardik Pandya defeated former champion Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in the final match played on Sunday 29 May. Gujarat had a strong performance in the season and won 10 out of 14 matches in the league stage. This franchise linked the title win in the final to the 2011 World Cup victory. However, this has been done because of the similarity in both the special moments.
At the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad, Rajasthan Royals set a target of 131 runs for victory in front of Gujarat Titans, which they achieved 18.1 overs. Gujarat opener Shubman Gill Made the team win by hitting a six off Obed McCoy. The Gujarat franchise again wrote on Twitter in a questioning manner that where had it seen this before.
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The official Twitter account of Gujarat Titans shared a post linking the IPL title win and India’s 2011 World Cup win. The Gujarat franchise wrote, “End of the match with the number 7 jersey and six. Gary (Kirsten) and Nehraji (Ashish Nehra) are celebrating. The defeat of the team of Sanga (Kumar Sangakkara) and (Lasith) Malinga. Where have we seen this before?’
Gujarat franchise tweeted after the win. (Twitter)
Gill’s six filled the audience in Ahmedabad with excitement and the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni reminded of. Dhoni also won the 2011 World Cup final with a six. He wears the number 7 jersey. It should be noted that Gujarat head coach Ashish Nehra was part of that World Cup winning team. Similarly, Gary Kirsten, who is now the mentor of Gujarat, was the head coach of the Indian team during the 2011 World Cup. Lasith Malinga and Kumar Sangakkara, who were part of Sri Lanka’s playing XI in the final against India, are now part of Rajasthan’s support staff.
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May 30, 2022, 16:40 IST