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Gujarat Titans Appoint Shubman Gill as Captain for IPL 2024 Season

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New Delhi: The IPL 2022 champions, Gujarat Titans, have announced Shubman Gill as the captain for the upcoming IPL 2024 season. The right-handed opener will be stepping into the leadership role, succeeding Hardik Pandya, who was traded to the Mumbai Indians.

This marks Gill’s inaugural stint as a captain in senior men’s cricket, and he expressed his excitement in a statement issued by the franchise. “I am delighted and proud to assume the captaincy of Gujarat Titans and thank the franchise for their trust in me to lead such a fine team. We have had two exceptional seasons, and I keenly look forward to leading the team with our exciting brand of cricket,” said Gill.

In his debut season with Gujarat Titans, Gill played a pivotal role under Hardik’s leadership, contributing 483 runs in 16 games at an average of 34.50 and a strike rate of 132.33, which culminated in the team winning the trophy.

Gill continued his stellar performance in IPL 2023, finishing as the tournament’s leading run-scorer with an outstanding tally of 890 runs in 17 matches at an average of 59.33 and a strike rate of 157.80. His remarkable innings included three centuries and four half-centuries, propelling Gujarat Titans to the runners-up position.

Vikram Solanki, Director of Cricket for Gujarat Titans, commended Gill’s growth, stating, “Shubman Gill has shown growth in stature and standing over the last two years at the highest level of the game. We’ve seen him mature not only as a batter but also as a leader in cricket.” Solanki added, “His contribution on the field has helped Gujarat Titans emerge as a formidable force, guiding the team through a successful campaign in 2022 and a strong run in 2023. His maturity and skill are evident in his on-field performance, and we are extremely excited to embark on a new journey with a young leader like Shubman at the helm.”

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