Gujarat Titans’ batter Vijay Shankar conveyed his emotions of dissatisfaction following a crushing loss in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings in Qualifier 1 of the IPL 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium. He believes that Gujarat Titans could have gained the match in the event that they had been savvier and extra tactical whereas chasing, as GT have been exceptionally sturdy at chasing.
Hardik Pandya, the captain of the Gujarat Titans, gained the toss and invited the CSK workforce to bat first. After placing into the bat first, CSK had been capable of set the goal of 173 runs in 20 overs. In return, the desk toppers might solely collect a complete of 157 runs within the run chase and suffered a crushing 15-run loss in opposition to CSK. Vijay Shankar solely obtained 14 runs off 10 balls for GT, earlier than being eliminated within the 18th over.
Within the post-match presentation, Shankar admitted that he lacked a realistic and tactical method whereas chasing. He expressed- “I believe we might have chased higher. We might have gotten the sport a lot nearer. Even over that I obtained out, I felt I might have calculated slightly higher. I might have focused it in a greater manner. So, it was an excellent studying for us. I believe we’ve got gained numerous video games chasing and this can be a one-off sport that we had.”
I believe CSK bowled fairly properly within the center overs: Vijay Shankar
“I believe they (CSK) bowled fairly properly within the center overs. The center overs are crucial for any workforce that’s chasing. We misplaced wickets. In any other case, we misplaced by 15 runs. If two batters had been batting, issues would have been completely different. It’s nearly shedding wickets on the fallacious time. Possibly a partnership of 20, 30 runs within the center might have gotten us nearer within the sport., he additional added.
The reigning champion will now tackle the winner of the eliminator match between the Mumbai Indians and the Lucknow Tremendous Giants on Friday at their residence floor ie Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad for Qualifier 2.