Hardik returns to Mumbai Indians, Gill named new Gujarat Titans captain

Wednesday 29th November 2023 05:40 EST

Gujarat Titans appointed Shubman Gill as their captain for the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) following Hardik Pandya’s decision to move back to Mumbai Indians.
The Gujarat Titans will receive £1.5 million from MI for the all-cash trade deal apart from a hefty undisclosed transfer fee, a part of which will also go to the cricketer. Once Pandya’s exit was sure, 24-year-old opener Gill was an obvious captaincy choice, having won the coveted ‘Orange Cap’ in the last season with 890 runs, second to only Virat Kohli’s all-time record of 973.
“I am delighted to assume the captaincy of Titans and thank the franchise for their trust in me to lead such a fine team,” Gill said in a statement. GT Team Director Vikram Solanki, in a statement, said: “As the first captain of Titans, Hardik Pandya has helped the franchise deliver two fantastic seasons that resulted in winning one IPL championship. He has now expressed a desire to return to his original team MI. We respect his decision and wish him all the best.”

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