Gujarat Titans (GT), who will be making their Indian Premier League (IPL) debut next season, released their anthem on Friday. The song “Aava De”, a Gujarati term for “bring it on”, tries to capture the different hues of the state the franchise will represent.
The anthem song features Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya, fly-half Shubman Gill and all-rounder Rahul Tewatia among others. Hardik (₹15 crore) and Gill (₹8 crore) were chosen from the draft list, while Tewatia was bought at auction for ₹9 crore.
The Gujarat franchise shared the anthem song on their official YouTube channel with the caption:
“Come on, come on everyone say – Aava De, Aava De! Anthem pe chalna chahiye, #TitansFAM!”
Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, David Miller and Matthew Wade are some of the other key members of the GT team.
‘Hardik Pandya must strike at No. 4’ – Aakash Chopra on Gujarat Titans batting roster
Former India fly-half Aakash Chopra believes Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya needs to beat at No.4 to give the roster some strength.
Chopra described the GT stick as a weak link, which could hurt the franchise’s chances. Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said:
“Hardik Pandya has to be at bat at No. 4. If he doesn’t bat there, it would be a big mistake. “N°3 is also a problem. They can play Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, but I don’t see any other option. I think they will go with Shankar.
Discussing opening slots, he picked Matthew Wade to start innings with Gill. Chopra added:
“There is a problem with the stick. Shubman Gill as an opener is fine. The best of Gill is yet to come and I think it will be for Gujarat Titans. I think with Jason Roy gone they will open with Matthew Wade. They picked Rahmanullah Gurbaz, but I think they’ll go with Wade.
Gujarat Titans will kick off their IPL 2022 campaign by taking on Lucknow Super Giants at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 28.
IPL 2022 Gujarat Titans (GT) Full Schedule with Timing in IST
Game 4: Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giant – 7.30pm IST, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Game 8: Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals – 7.30pm IST, MCA Stadium, Pune
Game 16: Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans – 7.30pm IST, Brabourne CCI, Mumbai
Game 21: Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – 7.30pm IST, DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
Game 24: Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans – 7.30pm IST, DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
Game 29: Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings – 7.30pm IST, MCA Stadium, Pune
Game 35: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans – 3.30pm IST, DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
Game 40: Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – 7.30pm IST, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Game 43: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans – 3.30pm IST, Brabourne CCI, Mumbai
Game 48: Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings – 7.30pm IST, DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
Game 51: Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians – 7.30pm IST, Brabourne CCI, Mumbai
Game 57: Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giant – 7.30pm IST, MCA Stadium, Pune
Game 62: Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans – 3.30pm IST, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Game 67: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans – 7.30pm IST, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai