May 30: Thousands of fans on Monday flooded the city’s streets as Gujarat Titans took out a victory parade on an open-top bus to celebrate their title triumph in a memorable maiden season in the IPL.
In Sunday’s final, played at the gargantuan Narendra Modi Stadium, the Titans defeated inaugural IPL winners Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to cap off a dream season. In doing so, they became the first team, since Royals themselves in 2008, to win the tournament in their very first season.
Hardik Pandya has enjoyed a splendid run in his fresh IPL season with his home franchise. In 14 innings, he has scored nearly 500 runs at an average of 45.30 while also picking up plenty of wickets, which has earned him praise from many quarters.
Winning the title as a fresh team in the very first season is always special.