Gujarat Titans Team
Gujarat Titans was founded on October 25, 2021. It was bought as an Ahmedabad franchisee at the time of its inception. In the auction of the IPL franchise held in Dubai, CVC Capital Partners acquired the Ahmedabad franchise for INR 5625 crores. Ahmedabad Franchise named its team Gujarat Titans in February 2022. Team Franchise surprised everyone by appointing Hardik Pandya as a captain, whom Mumbai Indians released in the same year. Before the 2022 IPL auction, Gujarat Titans’ franchise had drafted Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan for 15 crores, and Shubham Gill for 8 crores.
In their first IPL played in 2022, Gujarat Titans (GT) won 10 out of 14 matches and the title by defeating Rajasthan Royals in the final. This victory demonstrates that no goal is challenging if the courage is high and the strategy is right.
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- The team was founded in 2021.
- The franchise owner of the group is the CVC Capital Partners, based in Luxembourg.
- It played its debut match in 2022.
- Its jersey color is dark blue.
- Its logo was released through a virtual medium.
- The boldness of Lightning in the logo makes it very attractive.
- The captain of the team is Hardik Pandya.
- The coach of the group is Ashish Nehra.
- The home ground of the team is the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
- Its first IPL match was against the Lucknow Giants.
- The team won the title in the IPL’s inaugural league.
- Saturn’s moon, Titan influences the name of the team.
- Its official site is gujarattitansipl.com.
Gujarat Titans Owner company
The franchise of the Gujarat Titans team is with CVC Capital Partners.
Irelia Company, a subsidiary of CVC Capital, bid on the auction.
CVC Capital is headquartered in Luxembourg. This company is run by three people, namely Steve Koltes, Donald Mackenzie, and Rolly van Rappard. Thus Gujarat Titans’ team has three owners.
CVC Capital is an international equity investment firm based in Luxembourg. The company’s investment in the IPL is not its first venture into sports. Before this, the firm invested in Formula One races, football, and rugby.
Gujarat Titans Logo
- On February 20, 2022, the team unveiled its logo.
- ‘The Titans Dugout,’ a virtual space, was used to release the logo.
- Pandya, Nehra, and Gill unveil the logo in the metaverse.
- It is the first team to have its logo released in the metaverse.
- The shape of a kite influences the logo.
- Kite rises high in the sky; the team learns this lesson from it.
- A lightning bolt is also featured in the logo.
- On the kite shape, Gujarat Titans are written in capital letters.
- Gujarat is written in black, while Titans is in white.
- The bolt of the Lightning symbol can be seen below the Titans, indicating sheer energy.
- Logo’s metaverse serves as a platform for fans to connect and interact.
- You can also enjoy the logo’s revelations by watching this video.
Gujarat Titans Jersey
The Gujarat Titans’ jersey color is blue. Ather is sponsoring the jersey. Ather is an electric vehicle manufacturing company in India.
Gujarat Titans Captain
The team franchise had drafted Hardik Pandya for 15 crores before the 2022 IPL auction and handed over the captaincy.
All-rounder Pandya’s performance was ups and downs; perhaps that is why Mumbai Indians released him in the same year.
However, the Gujarat Titans franchise recognized his talent and appointed him captain.
Pandya’s batting and brilliant strategy helped Gujarat Titans win the inaugural IPL championship.
In the final, Pandya added 34 runs for the team and took three wickets for 17 runs.
Gujarat Titans Coach
Former bowler Ashish Nehra is the head coach of the Gujarat Titans. Nehra has previously been the coach for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018 and 2019.
Nehra is the first Indian head coach under whose direction the team has won the IPL title.
Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022
The team played the final match of IPL 2022 against Rajasthan Royals. The game was played on May 29 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Rajasthan Royals scored 130 runs losing 9 wickets in 20 overs.
Chasing a score of 131 runs, Gujarat Titans scored 133, losing 3 wickets in 18.1 overs.
Gujarat Titans won the title by 7 wickets.
The final match was watched by 1, 01,566 people at the Narendra Modi Stadium. This is a world record, and it is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.
After Rajasthan Royals, Gujarat Titans is the second IPL team to win the title in the first season.
Who is the owner of Gujarat Titans?
Steve Koltes, Donald Mackenzie, and Rolly van Rappard are the joint owners of Gujarat Titans and CVC capital.
Who is the captain of Gujarat Titans?
Hardik Pandya is the captain.