Gujarat Titans (GT) captain Hardik Pandya defended the choice to bat first in opposition to Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Tuesday which led to a convincing defeat by the hands of Mayank Agarwal and co.
Batting first, GT managed to place up solely 143 on the board which was chased down by PBKS in simply 16 overs. Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Liam Livingstone performed essential knocks which helped PBKS leap to the fifth spot on the desk.
“We weren’t even near a par rating. 170 would have been preferrred, however we stored dropping wickets frequently and by no means got here anyplace close to it. I backed ourselves with the bat, batting first wasn’t a improper name, we wanted to come back out of our consolation zone (which was chasing targets).”
“Now we have chased properly on this event, if required (in a while within the event), we needed to know find out how to set targets. That is a part of a studying curve, however that is all about studying to come back out of our personal consolation zone,” Hardik stated on the post-match presentation ceremony.
“We had been at all times speaking about getting higher even once we had been successful” – Hardik Pandya
Hardik additional insisted that regardless of successful most of their matches, GT was seeking to enhance and one of many facets they wanted to work on was defending totals. Though it didn’t work out on Tuesday, they are going to try to repair the errors dedicated at the moment.
“We had been at all times speaking about getting higher even once we had been successful, we might speak about issues that didn’t go our manner (at the moment) and would look to come back again higher within the coming video games. Now we have one other sport in a few days, we have to regroup, successful and dropping are part of the game,” Hardik added.