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WATCH: Gujarat Titans player and support staff groove to celebrate Gujarat Foundation Day; video surfaces

Skipper Hardik Pandya dedicated the win against Royal Challengers Bangalore to the state's people on the occasion of the Gujarat Day Foundation.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 2 May 2022 2:14 pm

Gujarat Titans recently defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 1 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The match-winning partnership between David Miller and Rahul Tewatia finished the game for Gujarat and firmed the franchise’s position at the top of the points table. Gujarat’s next task will be against Punjab Kings on May 3 at DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai, and the side will look to firm its grip at the top of the points table.

After their win, Gujarat Titans team had an exciting day to celebrate. The official Twitter handle posted a video of players who are seen donning traditional attire to mark the completion of 62 years since the creation of the state of Gujarat. The celebration took place on Sunday evening when the players and support staff came together in their team hotel to try some Gujarati cuisine and grooved to the music and performed dandiya.

Gujarat Foundation Day, also known as Gujarat Sthapana Divas, is celebrated every year on May 1 to celebrate the inception of Gujarat as a separate state. In 2022, it completed 62 years of existence.

The IPL debutants have played some exceptional cricketers in the ongoing season and pulled off some stunning victories in the tournament. After winning eight out of nine games, Gujarat is currently placed at the helm. Titans surprised RCB in their last outing by six wickets. In response to 171, Titans struggled at the start, but Rahul Tewatia and David Miller built 79 runs stand for the fifth wicket to seal the game with three deliveries to spare.

Miller remained unbeaten on a 24-ball 39, including five boundaries and a six, while Tewatia smacked 41 runs off just 24 deliveries, hitting five boundaries and two towering sixes. Skipper Hardik Pandya dedicated the win to the state’s people on the occasion of the Gujarat Day Foundation.

Post-match-presentation, the all-rounder said, “This win is dedicated to the people of Gujarat, as it’s Gujarat Day tomorrow; thanks for all the love and wishes you’ve shown us. As I have played a lot in Maharashtra, happy Maharashtra day.”

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