Former Indian captain and commentator, Sunil Gavaskar, heaped praise on the Gujarat Titans (GT) franchise and explained why they have been doing so well in the ongoing IPL 2022.
The Gujarat Titans are on the second spot in the IPL 2022 points table with 8 wins in 11 games, as Hardik Pandya and co. are just one win away from securing a playoff berth.
The legendary batter said Gujarat Titans are playing a fearless brand of cricket, but at the same time, they are not thinking too much about the result, and it is helping them a lot in the IPL 15.
Sunil Gavaskar said on ‘Cricket Live’ on Star Sports: “Gujarat is playing with such freedom and they are fearless (in approach). There’s no fear of the world in their game and that’s why they are winning.”
He continued, “Of course, you wish to win even when you are playing in your backyard but a loss doesn’t mean that it’s an end to the world, that’s the approach with which they are stepping on the pitch. They are enjoying their game and playing positive cricket.”
Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh backed Gujarat Titans to win the 57th match of the ongoing IPL 2022 against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on May 10 and become the first team to qualify for the playoffs.
He said, “Gujarat Titans are going to win the match against Lucknow Super Giants and they will become the first team to qualify. The Hardik Pandya-led side is very strong. Rashid Khan is in great form and coach Ashish Nehra is giving them just the right amount of confidence. This team is difficult to beat.”
On the other hand, former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden lauded the Gujarat Titans for the brand of cricket they are playing in their debut season and said that they have a lot of match-winners in their ranks.
Hayden stated: “GT bat deep, they’ve got the confidence, and they are full of match winners. It’s exciting to watch them because when there’s not a Rahul Tewatia show, it’s a Rashid Khan show and when Rashid isn’t performing, it’s a Killer-Miller (David Miller) show.”
He signed off by saying, “This team is lined up with several match-winners and that’s what makes them a dangerous side. It’s exciting to watch the brand of cricket they are playing.”
(With ANI Inputs)