‘Unfortunately, the Match…’: Gujarat Titans Captain Hardik Pandya Reacts After IPL 2023 Final Pushed Into Reserve Day

Last Update: May 29, 2023, 07:50 AM IST

Hardik Pandya is eyeing a second consecutive IPL title as captain.  (pic credit: sportzpix)

Hardik Pandya is eyeing a second consecutive IPL title as captain. (pic credit: sportzpix)

IPL 2023 final between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans has been rescheduled for Monday due to inclement weather

After the match could not be held on Sunday due to incessant rain, the final of IPL 2023 will be held on Reserve Day today. The day was a complete washout with a delay in the opening ceremony, which was not held due to rain and then began a long, endless wait for the weather to clear, which eventually did not and the clock struck 11 p.m. Arrived a few minutes ago. announced that the competition would now be held on Mondays.

Four-time champions Chennai Super Kings are set to take on defending champions Gujarat Titans tonight at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

GT skipper Hardik Pandya is expecting a ‘full house’.

“Unfortunately, the match could not take place today but tomorrow (Monday) is expected to be packed. See you later!” Pandya tweeted.

CSK pacer Deepak Chahar thanked the organizers for the change in schedule of the final and thanked the fans for turning up at the venue despite inclement weather.

“Good move by the BCCI and IPL to move the final to a reserve day ensures the possibility of a full 20-20 game tomorrow. Only #yellove to all those fans who are ready to come to the stadium irrespective of the weather. Go home safe, see you later tonight! #whistlepodu,” tweeted Chahar.

The IPL has announced that fans will be able to enter the venue using their existing physical tickets on Monday as well.

“Fans who had tickets for the Tata IPL Final on May 28 will now be able to enter the stadium with their existing physical tickets on May 29. The BCCI would like to thank the fans in attendance tonight for their patience and support,” IPL said in a statement.

GT topped the league stage to become the first team to advance to the playoffs but lost to CSK in the first qualifier. GT then defeated Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier to make it to the final.