IPL 2024: Shubman Gill will be the new captain of Gujarat Titans, said this after getting the captaincy!


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Gujarat Titans have officially named Shubman Gill as their captain for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The decision follows the formalization of original captain Hardik Pandya's transfer to Mumbai Indians.

Gujarat Titans Director of Cricket Vikram Solanki expressed confidence in Shubman Gill's leadership abilities, citing his remarkable growth in stature in the last two years. Solanki highlighted Gill's development not only as a batsman but also as a cricket leader. Gill's remarkable contributions on the field played a key role in Gujarat Titans' success in the 2022 season and a strong performance in 2023. Solanki emphasized Gill's maturity and skills and expressed his excitement about the new journey with the young leader.

Reacting to his appointment, Shubman Gill expressed his happiness and pride in leading Gujarat Titans. He thanked the franchise for handing him the captaincy, acknowledging the team's exceptional performance in the last two seasons. Gill is eagerly looking forward to leading the team with his exciting brand of cricket.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians gave a warm welcome to Hardik Pandya who rejoined the team. The franchise expressed its happiness to have Pandya back in the Mumbai Indians family, highlighting his remarkable journey from a young scout to becoming a star player for Team India. Team owner Akash Ambani expressed happiness over Hardik's return and called it a homecoming which brings a lot of balance to the team.

The release issued by Mumbai Indians highlighted Hardik's successful first stint with the MI family and hoped for even greater success in his second innings with the team.

Hardik Pandya's return marks a reunion with familiar faces, including Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan. The MI release emphasized Hardik's early prominence with Mumbai Indians, which led to his debut for India in 2016.