Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya Statement After Lose vs CSK in IPL Final: The end of this final played on the reserve day due to rain was no less than a story. Based on the Duckworth-Lewis system (DLS) for victory, Chennai got a revised target of 15 runs in 172 overs. The dice kept turning every moment and Mohit Sharma almost sealed Gujarat's victory with a yorker, but Jadeja's intentions were different. Chennai needed ten runs off the last two balls and on the fifth ball, Jadeja hit a six on long off and then won the match by hitting a four.

After the defeat in the final, Hardik Pandya said-

I think we tick a lot of boxes as a team. We play with a lot of heart, proud of the way we kept fighting. We have a motto - we win together, we lose together. I am not going to make excuses, CSK played better cricket. We batted really well," Sai Sudarshan said of Sai Sudarshan (Hardik Pandya on Sai Sudharsan) and said it is not easy to play so well at this level. We are supporting the boys and trying to make sure that we get the best out of them.

Hardik Pandya said about the bowlers-

The way they have delivered – Mohit, Rashid, Shami – all have praised that clan. I am very happy for MS Dhoni, that's what was written in destiny. If I had to lose, I would have preferred to lose to them. Good things happen to good people and he's one of the nicest people I know. God has been kind, God has been kind to me too, but today was his night.

We stand tall with our heads held high. Proud of this team, we gave it our all. @gujarat_titanspic.twitter.com/oLi0ur5mlj

— Hardik Pandya (@hardikpandya7) May 29, 2023

Gujarat's bowlers started dominating and needed 22 runs in the last two overs and 14 runs in the last over. Mohit bowled the first four balls of the last over and scored only four runs but he missed the last two balls and Jadeja made Chennai the IPL champion for the fifth time by hitting a four on the last ball.

(With language input)

--- also read---

IPL 2023 final: MS Dhoni blows Shubman Gill's 'gillies' in the blink of an eye, watch video

CSK vs GT IPL final: Why MS Dhoni decided to bowl first, know what is the strategy