IPL’s new franchise, Gujarat Titans, unveiled their team kit at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Gujarat Titans unveiled their official kit ahead of IPL 2022 (@gujarat_titans photo)
- The Gujarat Titans unveiled their team kit at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium
- Captain Hardik Pandya, trainer Ashish Nehra and BCCI secretary Jay Shah were present at the launch
- The Ahmedabad-based franchise will make its IPL debut alongside Lucknow Super Giants
The Gujarat Titans unveiled their team’s official kit on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad in the presence of captain Hardik Pandya, head coach Ashish Nehra, BCCI secretary Jay Shah and all other team officials.
The Ahmedabad-based franchise will make their IPL debut alongside Lucknow Super Giants to make it a 10-team IPL 2022 and they will face the Lucknow franchise in their opening game on March 28th.
When asked if he would bowl again, Hardik said it would be a surprise.
“Sir, it would be a surprise, so let it be a surprise,” said the 28-year-old on the sidelines of the shirt presentation at his home stadium, the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Hardik was selected by Gujarat Titans for Rs 15 crore in the pre-auction draft and was made captain as the former Mumbai Indians star is seen as a new role as the side’s leader.
Hardik said that captaincy is about leadership.
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“Success is theirs, failure is mine. Our job will be to make sure the players are comfortable in whatever capacity we can help them with. There has to be clarity and honesty,” he said.
“In good times they don’t need any of us. But the season will test you, there will be difficult times and then we will be there to support them,” Hardik repeated what he had said during a previous interaction .
The Gujarat Titans roster also includes Indian opener Shubman Gill, Afghan spinner Rashid Khan, Australia’s Matthew Wade, senior Indian pacesetter Mohammad Shami and speedy New Zealander Lockie Ferguson.