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RCB vs GT: ‘Don’t repeat mistakes’ – Shubman Gill lashes out at his players after defeat to RCB

Shubman Gill-led Gujarat Titans (GT) joined 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 scored in the thirties with runs and helped GT post 147 runs on the board. While defending the target, the bowlers were taken to the cleaners by Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli but GT made a great comeback by picking six quick runs. However, the total was not big enough to defend and RCB won the match by 4 wickets.

After the match, Shubman Gill said the score around 170-180 could have been a challenge for RCB and blamed the defeat on the team’s poor performance in the powerplays. Shubman Gill said:

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

Shubman Gill added that they will start the next match from scratch and take positive points from the match against RCB. He also urged his players not to repeat their mistakes. Shubman Gill explained:

“We would have an extra bowling option (if we hadn’t lost the early wickets). Never easy. It’s important for us to start from scratch (in the next game), we have to move on. Lots of positives to take from this game, make sure we don’t repeat our mistakes. It’s about winning everything we can from now on.”

IPL 2024: Result of previous meeting between RCB and GT

The last time these two teams locked horns was on April 28 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It was a dominant match as they defeated the IPL 2022 champions by 9 wickets with 24 balls to spare.

Batting first, GT got off to a poor start as openers Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill were dismissed for low scores. Thereafter, Sai Sudharsan (84) and Shahrukh Khan (58) combined to build a stunning 86-run stand that helped GT gain some momentum. David Miller (26) also made a crucial contribution that took GT to 200 for 3.

Chasing the target, Faf du Plessis fell to Sai Kishore in the 4th over after 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 he completed his century and led RCB to a win.

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