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Shubman Gill confident of GT reaching IPL 2024 play-offs: Miracles happen
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Shubman Gill confident of GT reaching IPL 2024 play-offs: Miracles happen

GT captain Shubman Gill was key to his team winning again on Friday 10 May. While playing against CSK at home, GT posted a dominant total of 231 runs which ultimately helped them win a crucial draw in the Indian Premier League. With the win, GT kept their weak play-off chances alive – with 10 points from 12 games. Speaking at the post-match press conference, Gill said everyone at GT believes they can still reach the top four with two games to go and are pushing for positive results.

Shubman Gill roared back to form with the bat as he scored his 4th IPL hundred during the match against CSK in Ahmedabad on Friday, May 10. Gill had not been at his best this season compared to the IPL 2023 when he scored almost 900 runs. This would cost him a place in the main squad for the T20 World Cup in the US and West Indies as he will be on the reserve list.

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Gill had scored 322 runs in 11 matches at an average of 32.30 and a strike rate of 137.61. He had just two fifties to his name as GT struggled in the IPL 2024 campaign under Gill’s captaincy.

“The chance that we qualified was 0.1 or 1 percent. I think all of us, all 25 of us, all believe that we can still make the playoffs. Because I have seen miracles happen with this team in recent years and we all believe in that,” Gill said at the post-match press conference.

MAXIMIZE OPPORTUNITIES: GILL

Talking about the team’s batting, Gill felt they were 15 runs short, especially after GT were 195/0 in 15 overs. Gill also spoke about his opening partnership of 210 runs with Sai Sudarshan and said they tried to maximize their chances keeping in mind the importance of the draw.

“When I came out I was a little frustrated. I thought we left 10-25 runs as a batting unit. At one point we were 195/0 in 15 overs, so I thought 250 was a reasonable score and I thought about that. We lost our last three games and it was important for us to win this one and that’s what Sam and I talked about. Each time we tried to maximize our chances against every challenge that came our way,” Gill said.

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The young captain concluded by speaking about MS Dhoni and the fandom he brings with him wherever he travels. Dhoni stunned the crowd with three huge sixes on Friday and remained unbeaten on 26 off 11 balls.

“Wherever Mahi bhai plays, it is their home ground, so there is nothing different about it, but when we scored, people cheered us and when we visit Chepauk, it is completely silent when we hit boundaries or take a wicket. ”, Gill concluded.

GT will play its last two matches against KKR and SRH. Not only do they need to win both matches, they will also depend on other results to qualify for the IPL play-offs.

Published by:

Kingshuk Kusari

Published on:

May 11, 2024