IPL 2024: Gujarat Titans name Shubman Gill as captain after Hardik Pandya's exit
Gujarat Titans have named India's rising star cricketer Shubman Gill as their captain following the exit of allrounder Hardik Pandya from the side.
Gill was promoted after Gujarat traded Hardik to Mumbai Indians.
Reacting to his appointment, the opening batter, who was the orange cap winner in the last season, posted on X, "I am proud to assume the Captaincy of Gujarat Titans and I cannot thank the franchise enough for their trust in me to lead such a fine team. Let’s make it memorable!"
I am proud to assume the Captaincy of Gujarat Titans and I cannot thank the franchise enough for their trust in me to lead such a fine team. Let’s make it memorable!— Shubman Gill (@ShubmanGill) November 27, 2023
To all the fans… #AavaDe! 💪 pic.twitter.com/LNELWqwURD
Gill was the last highest scorer with 890 runs from 17 matches at an average of 59.33 in the last season, which was played earlier this year.
Hardik, who was the Gujarat captain, was traded by the franchise to Mumbai at Rs. 15 crore which was his remuneration.
Additionally, Gujarat will have to pay a transfer fee to Mumbai. Gujarat will also have to pay half of the transfer fee to Hardik.
The trading occurred after the deadline for the franchise to announce the list of players retained or released crossed.
Hardik was in the squad of Gujarat even at deadline but later was traded.
Hardik, who is Team India's vice-captain, won the titles for Mumbai four times.
In Gujarat's inaugural season, Hardik, who was the captain, won the title in 2022. He went on to lead the franchise to the final in the 2023 edition, where they lost to MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings.
Meanwhile, Mumbai have traded Cameron Green to Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the auction which will be held on December 19.
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