Yash Dayal GT (Image Credits: IPL)
Yash Dayal GT (Image Credits: IPL)

Making their debut in the 15th season of IPL, Gujarat Titans (GT) are feeling pleased with being in the final of the Indian Premier League 2022. Hardik Pandya led side has exceeded all the expectations this season.

Left-arm seamer Yash Dayal is really eager to lock horns with the champ of Qualifier 2 on their home ground and contribute massively for his team in the final.

Yash Dayal
Yash Dayal GT (Image Credits: Twitter)

Our Entire Focus Is On Playing Well In The Final: Yash Dayal

“The atmosphere of the team is very good, everyone is excited for the final. Our entire focus is on playing well in the final. We are familiar with the pitch and ground of Ahmedabad as our camp was earlier located. And this is our home ground so it is exciting. The whole team’s focus is on winning the final,” said Yash Dayal while speaking exclusively to ANI.

Speaking about his first IPL season, Dayal said, “It’s a big deal for me. This is my first IPL and debut season for me. Earlier we were on top, then we reached the finals, it seemed like a dream, but now it seems that it is reality.”

Yash Dayal (Image Credits: IPL)
Yash Dayal GT (Image Credits: IPL)

This quick bowler of Gujarat Titans got an opportunity in the team after quite a while. Yash Dayal played 8 matches and took 10 wickets in them. In many matches of Gujarat, when the wicket was frantically required, Yash Dayal took the wicket and got his side back in the game.

“I am not satisfied with my performance as I am trying to contribute well with a good economy rate. But sometimes I gave away too many runs. I am happy to contribute to our team,” said Yash Dayal.

GT Has Given Me As Much Support As I Wanted: Yash Dayal

Talking about the dressing room environment at GT and the support that he gets from his side, the Allahabad-born left-arm pacer Dayal said:

 “Very good atmosphere because Ashish Nehra sir helps me a lot. Lockie Ferguson and Mohammed Shami, all the team members back me and keep sharing their experiences, so it helps me a lot. And it’s always nice to interact with renowned bowlers and share the dressing room with them. I’m learning a lot from experienced players in the team.”

Yash Dayal GT (Image Credits: IPL)
Yash Dayal celebrating with GT teammates (Image Credits: IPL)

The Hardik Pandya-drove side Gujarat Titans purchased the left-arm quick bowler, Yash Dayal at an incredible cost of Rs 3.2 crore in the IPL 2022 mega auction. Dayal was popular during the auction yet GT ensured they got the youngster in their side.

“My life has changed a lot after the IPL auction. A lot of things are still left to improve and my ultimate goal is to play for the Indian team. The better I perform, the more chances will be there for me to get a place in the Indian team because there is no better platform than this for me and for any youngster,” said Dayal.

In the final, Gujarat Titans will confront the victor of Qualifier 2 on Sunday, which will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, who will be hoping to get a spot in the final of the competition.

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