February 10, 2022
The Ahmedabad Franchise of the IPL has finally had its official name. The owners of the franchise have decided to name its team Gujarat Titans. The owners announced its name just a few days before the IPL mega auction 2022.
The Ahmedabad Franchise will be led by Hardik Pandya. The owners have purchased him at 15 Crores and have made him the captain. Apart from Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans have also purchased Rashid Khan at 15 Crores and Shubhman Gill at 7 Crores before the mega auction.
It will be only the second IPL team for all three players, with Rashid coming over from Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gill from Kolkata Knight Riders, and Pandya from Mumbai Indians. This will also be the first time Pandya leads an IPL franchise.
Titans have also finalised their coaching staff comprising Ashish Nehra (head coach), Gary Kirsten (mentor and batting coach) and Vikram Solanki (director of cricket). The trio has worked together for Royal Challengers Bangalore previously.
Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times
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