Gujarat Titans (GT) witnessed a minor glitch in the last game which they eventually lost against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), but now they are back to winning ways. Under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, the Titans have managed to register their fourth win out of the five games that they have played so far as the debutant side looks in top form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
The Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the toss and asked Gujarat Titans to bat first on a seemingly good batting track. The Titans were led by their skipper Hardik Pandya from the front who continues to shine with the bat in the IPL as he top-scored in the match with 87 runs from 52 balls in an innings that was laced with 8 boundaries and four sixes. The captain’s knock from Hardik powered Gujarat Titans to reach 192/4 which proved to be match-winning in the end for his side.
During the second half of the game, Rajasthan Royals opener, Jos Buttler came out all guns blazing as he smashed the Gujarat bowlers left, right, and center. Buttler smashed 54 from 24 balls but did not get any support from the other end as Rajasthan Royals lost a couple of quick wickets at the start of their innings. After Buttler’s dismissal, Hardik Pandya’s brilliant throw sent Sanju Samson back to the dugout which left them reeling at 74/4.
Shimron Hetmyer (29) tried to fight back against the Gujarat bowlers but he failed to do much as debutant Yash Dayal and Lockie Ferguson took three wickets each to make sure Gujarat Titans won the game. Hardik Pandya came to bowl in the 10th over of the innings and as soon as he came, he was skeptical about his bowling mark. He was not able to know from where he should take the normal runup.
After marking several marks, Hardik Pandya pointed toward the dugout and asked for a measuring tape. At such a time, the batsmen of Rajasthan Royals were watching the whole scene helplessly. A member of the support staff was seen coming to the ground carrying a measuring tape and helped Hardik to measure his runup.
Here is the video of Hardik Pandya measuring his runup:
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