The stage is getting ready at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad for the final of the ongoing 16th edition of IPL. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Gujarat Titans (GT) as GT will look to win the title for the second consecutive time. While MS Dhoni and his men will look to win the title for the fifth time.
Ahead of this mega clash, the former Team India skipper, Sunil Gavaskar came up with a wish of seeing CSK as the winner just because of Dhoni. He claimed that it would be fantastic to see Dhoni lifting the trophy once again after defeating GT in Ahmedabad. However, listening to that, fans came up with some mixed reactions on social media.
"Chennai Super Kings have always been my second favourite team” - Sunil Gavaskar
While speaking to India Today, Gavaskar said: "Chennai Super Kings have always been my second favourite team apart from the Mumbai Indians. My heart wants CSK to win because the fact that MS Dhoni is able to win it one more time would be fantastic. Proving once again that calm, cool decision-making can make a difference. Having said that, Gujarat Titans have been the best team. They have got a terrific opener in Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya."
Speaking of this rivalry, GT have the upper hand with three wins in four games while CSK have won only once. That win came in the qualifier one of the ongoing IPL in Chennai. Both teams met each other in Ahmedabad in the first match of the ongoing tournament. GT won that clash convincingly. CSK qualified for the final by defeating GT in qualifier one. While GT defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) in qualifier two in Ahmedabad and qualified for the final. However, a great match awaits for both teams and their respective fans. Both teams have shown a great run of form since the start of the competition.
Here is how fans have reacted to the wish shared by Sunil Gavaskar:
Sunil gavaskar ko script pata h— Harsh (@Imhro_45) May 27, 2023
Iski Mumbai ko GT ne pel diya isliye aisa boll rha— Vinay Lamba (18.5) (@VinayLamba_) May 27, 2023
Bas phir BCCI insider has said so toh ab jeetega he CSK— Manpreet Singh (@mannymatters) May 27, 2023
Ab toh..GT hi jeetegi— Abhishek95 (@abhishek060695) May 27, 2023
Ye sab humko krne do Gavaskar ji ap jake Kamla pasand promote karo— Eleven 10 (@notur69) May 27, 2023
Iska heart ek baar bhi Yeh nhi chahta ki vk apni Pehli ipl trophy jeete— Virat Super Fan (@ViratSuperFan2) May 28, 2023
Acha or GT Jeet gyi to wo team win hogi, wo hardik ki wajah se nhi hogi 😂— Sachin Sharma (@SachinS08839739) May 28, 2023
He knows it's fixed for CSK— Karthik (@karthikS_5) May 27, 2023
But only GT will win the final against CSK !— Deadshot2021 (@alwaysthalafan) May 27, 2023
No one cares what your heart wants grandpa— 𝔖𝕴𝔎𝔄𝔑𝔇𝔄𝕽 ⚔️ (@SIK__AND__AR) May 27, 2023