The Gujarat Titans (GT), on Tuesday, May 10, became the first team to qualify for the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs 2022. After winning eight of the first nine games of the tournament, the Titans struggled following defeat by the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Mumbai Indians (MI). But they are holding on to themselves to reach the next round of the T20 tournament.

Many did not give the Gujarat Titans a chance when they put their team together in the big IPL 2022. The Auction was asked about their batting ability and there were doubts about Hardik Pandya’s form and fitness as the star player had never played competitive cricket since the T20 World Cup.

However, both Gujarat and Hardik proved the naysayers wrong, winning 9 of the first 12 games and making the playoffs ahead of anyone else. The defeat of Gujarat has been the sum of its parts as they have found new heroes in every victory. Gujarat, on the other hand, has an excellent bowling alley on the IPL 2022.