RCB vs GT: 'Don't repeat mistakes' - Shubman Gill lashes out at his players after defeat to RCB

Updated - 08 May 2024, 05:09 PM

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Shubman Gill-led Gujarat Titans (GT) locked horns with the Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the 52nd match of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) on Saturday, May 4, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Gujarat Titans were invited to bat first in the match after losing the toss and they failed miserably in the powerplay. Shahrukh Khan, David Miller, and Rahul Tewatia chipped in with runs in the 30s to help GT post 147 runs on the board. Defending the target, the bowlers were taken to cleaners by Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli, but GT made a terrific comeback by picking 6 quick runs. However, the total wasn't big enough to defend and RCB won the match by 4 wickets.

Speaking after the match, Shubman Gill said that the score of around 170-180 could have been a challenging one for RCB and blamed the poor performance of the team in the powerplays for the defeat. Shubman Gill said:

"It all depends on the wicket, you see the first couple of overs. You get an idea and you play according to that. I think 170-180 on this wicket would have been a good total. I think how we batted in the powerplay and how we bowled in the powerplay, that made a difference."

Shubman Gill added that they will start from zero in the next match and will take positives from the match against RCB. He also urged his players not to repeat their mistakes. Shubman Gill elaborated:

"We would have an extra bowling option (had we not lost early wickets.) Never easy. It's important for us to start from zero (in the next game), need to move on. Many positives to take from this game, need to make sure we don't repeat our mistakes. It's all about winning everything we can from here on."

IPL 2024: Previous Meeting Result Between RCB And GT

The last time these two teams locked horns with each other was on April 28 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It was a dominant game as they thumped the IPL 2022 champions by 9 wickets with 24 balls remaining.

Batting first, GT were off to a poor start as the openers Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill were dismissed for low scores. After that, Sai Sudharsan (84) and Shahrukh Khan (58) built together a stunning 86-run stand that helped GT gain some momentum. David Miller (26) also came up with a vital contribution that took GT to 200 for 3.

Chasing the target, Faf du Plessis fell to Sai Kishore in the 4th over after playing an aggressive knock. Then, Will Jacks joined Virat Kohli in the middle and he was quite scratchy initially. However, once Jacks reached his half-century, he switched on his beast mode and within 6 minutes completed his century and led RCB to a victory.

Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans will be next up in the action when they lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings on May 10 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.