Shami said on Pandya’s captaincy, “He has kept the team together”
Both the new IPL teams have impressed this season. While Lucknow Supergiants are one win away to reach the playoffs, Gujarat Titans have become the first team to qualify this season.
Senior player and pacer of the team Mohammed Shami expressed happiness over qualifying in the playoffs. The team’s star all-rounder and captain Hardik Pandya was also appreciated. Praising Hardik, Shami said that he carries the entire unit along, Shami has seen many changes in him as a captain.
“You have seen how his nature is. He is aggressive but also calm. I told him to control his reactions on the field because the whole world watches cricket. It is very important for a captain to be like this because he is leading the team.
“It is very important to be sensible and act according to the situation. And he has done his duty as a captain very well. He has put the whole unit together. I have seen many changes in him after becoming the captain.
Reflecting on the performance of the team, Mohammed Shami said that it was a brilliant effort. He said that the team wanted to win the match by dominating against the Lucknow Super Giants. Shami said: “Really, proud of the boys. Qualifying before the 14th match in this league is a great effort. To be honest, in the last game we thought the game was over before it was even over. In all the matches we won, we were always under pressure and we felt that with the way we batted, we would finish the last match. We learned from that match. We wanted to dominate the match and win soon and rest after the game. ,
Gujarat Titans was considered the weakest team after the on-paper auction. 14 matches in the league stage have already qualified for the playoffs. Became the first team to qualify in season 15.