Gujarat Titans lost by five runs against Mumbai Indians on Friday at the Brabourne stadium. However, this will not affect their standing in the points table, ex-India opener Virender Sehwag was lamented with the Hardik Pandya-led side. Claiming that they dug their own grave, Sehwag blamed the runouts of Hardik Pandya and Rahul Tewatia as the turning point of the match.
Sehwag said on Cricbuzz: “I was thinking that had GT openers flopped, it would have been better. Usually, when they flop, they end up winning. Now today they had such a great start, the chase should have been wrapped up with 2 overs to spare. Hardik Pandya and Rahul Tewatia dug their own grave today. They threw away a match that should have been won.”
“We’ll take 9 runs in the last over on any given day, but the two run-outs didn’t help us. In T20 cricket you can’t keep losing back-to-back wickets, it pushes you back. It’s one of the games where we ended on the losing side. We kind of played 19.2 or 19.3 overs of good cricket, but losing wickets didn’t help us as I said before,” he said at the post-match presentation.
Gujarat also looks good to make the playoff.