Hardik Pandya expects a tough fight against CSK (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: That was the second year. This year is second. Now is the new season, new challenge. The ground, the opponents are all different. This time in Qualifier One of IPL 2023, MS Dhoni’s challenge is in front of Hardik Pandya. You can also call it a clash between disciple and guru. Perhaps this is the reason why the captain of Gujarat Titans has already got a hint that the fight with CSK is not going to be easy.
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya has given indications of such a call after defeating RCB and throwing them out of IPL 2023. He said after the match that this time his team is expected to get a tough fight.
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Hardik expressed the possibility of getting a tough competition from Dhoni
Let us tell you that this year Gujarat Titans have entered the field to defend their title. In this effort, he has completed the journey till the playoffs. But, the next big hurdle is standing in front in the form of Dhoni & Co.
According to the Gujarat captain, when he became the champion last season, everything happened according to him. The challenge was simple. But, this time it is visible that the way forward is not easy. However, he further said that the team has performed well overall so far. We will try our best to maintain the same performance in future also.
MSD has experience, figures with Pandya
It is necessary for the team to maintain the performance but the team which is in direct competition has a lot of experience of playing knockouts and winning it. This is the 12th time that Chennai Super Kings have secured a place in the IPL playoffs. Out of this, the yellow jersey team has taken entry in the finals 9 times and has captured the title 4 times.
On the other hand, the experience of Gujarat Titans is nothing compared to CSK. Yes, but the fact is that this team is in the playoffs for the second consecutive season of its IPL career. Last year’s champion. Apart from this, CSK has never lost on the pitch of IPL.
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