Gujarat Titans (GT) players gathered inside their bio-bubble in Mumbai on Sunday evening to mark Gujarat Foundation Day. The team posted a brief video of one of its players dressed in traditional Indian garb. Some even performed the traditional ‘Dandiya’ dance of the state. On the Gujarat Titans’ social media page, several photographs and videos from the occasion were uploaded.
In the video, Nehra expresses his appreciation for Gujarat Foundation Day. In the photo, Hardik Pandya can be seen playing the dandy, and other Gujarat Titans players are also seen doing so. The team shared a moment from the celebration on Instagram with a caption:
“The stage was set 🙌 Our Titans were dressed 🤩 And it was celebrations all the way 🎉 #GujaratFoundationDay#SeasonOfFirsts #AboutLastNight.”
Every year on May 1st, Gujarat Foundation Day, also known as Gujarat Sthapana Divas, is commemorated to mark the formation of Gujarat as an independent state from Bombay in 1960. It will be 62 years old in 2022. In IPL 2022, the new squad has played some outstanding cricket, led by Hardik Pandya. With 16 points in nine games, they are well rightfully in first place in the standings.
GT COO Arvinder Singh, speaking ahead of the event, said, “Gujarat has played a key role in India’s post-independence development. As a cricketing area, it has produced a number of notable players who have played for India at the highest level. Gujarat Day will be celebrated with zeal and pride throughout our state.”
Meanwhile, according to Pandya, “Gujarat Day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and I’m looking forward to enjoying it with my colleagues. We are unable to play at our home field due to the current scenario, but we want to feel closer to home by commemorating Gujarat Day. I want to wish everyone a wonderful Gujarat Day.”
In their most recent match, the Titans beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by six wickets. RCB were in the game until the 13th over, when Rahul Tewatia and David Miller wreaked havoc at the Brabourne Stadium, chasing 171 runs.
With three deliveries to spare, they scored 79 runs for the fifth wicket to win the game. Tewatia slammed 41 runs off only 24 deliveries, smashing five boundaries and two huge sixes. Miller stayed undefeated on a 24-ball 39, which included five boundaries and a six.