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.”