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IPL 2022: Hardik Pandya’s heartfelt message to the Gujarat Titans franchise

Hardik Pandya explains his feelings regarding taking over as captain of the Indian Premier League’s newest franchise.

Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya is delighted to lead the team and reveals an emotional connection with the team and its freshly announced name.

Hardik Pandya expressed his sentiments on Twitter, where the Gujarat Titans wrote a sweet message to all of their fans, stating that guiding the IPL team that is based in his home state is “very special” for the skipper.

Hardik Pandya also revealed that the Pandya family is excited about the new team as the Gujarati family feels happy as Hardik is representing his home team for the Indian Premier League.

The official name of the Ahmedabad franchise was announced on Wednesday during a pre-match session on ‘Star Sports,’ when host Jatin Sapru introduced the guests – Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya, head coach Ashish Nehra, and CVC Capital Partner Siddharth Patel – to announce the official name. The ‘Gujarati’ links with the visitors were revealed by Jatin Sapru, who stated that the Partner and skipper were both Gujaratis, and that the head coach, Ashish Nehra, is the Gujarati family’s son-in-law.

Gujarat Titans entered the ‘Twitter’ world and received a warm welcome from fans all around the world. Surprisingly, the account was created in December and was unknown to fans and game spectators until the name was announced, at which point the official account gained only 700 followers. The family of hundreds was transformed into a family of 41k+ followers in just a few hours.