Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya joined Mumbai Indians (MI). Later, he was appointed as the captain of the five time champions for the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league.

Breaking his silence on the development, Gujarat Titans head coach Ashish Nehra admitted that it will be tough to replace a multi-faceted player and star all-rounder like Hardik Pandya. However, he banked on Shubman Gill to shoulder the responsibility of leading the side in IPL 2024.

“To replace a player like Hardik Pandya is difficult considering his talent and experience. However, we have seen how Shubman Gill has shaped up in the past three-four years. He is 24-25 years of age but he has a good head on his shoulders,” said Nehra.

The former India speedster revealed that the franchise will back Gill irrespective of the results in IPL 2024.

“We believe in him. That is why we made him captain. I am not someone who will always go by results. Yes, results are important but when you come to captaincy you have to look at other things also. We are confident that Gill is the right person for captaincy,” Nehra added.