As Gujarat Titans defeated Mumbai Indians in the second Qualifier of the IPL 2023, former Indian batter and commentator Suresh Raina stated that his former team, Chennai Super Kings still has one more day to win their fifth IPL title in history. After winning the toss, MI put Gujarat into bat and went on to concede 233 runs.
Two out of the six Mumbai bowlers went for 50+ runs and Shubman Gill scored his third IPL century of the season pushing GT to put on this massive total. Then in the second innings, MI got off to a great start and continued batting until the wickets of Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav killed the game for the five-time champions.
Hence after Gujarat's win, Suresh Raina was asked about his former side and their chances in the final. Reacting to this and being as confident as ever about CSK, Raina said, There is still one day left for Chennai to lift the IPL trophy for 5th time."
Going back to the match, Rohit Sharma was disappointed with the mistakes made by his team like failing to build big partnerships and giving away 25 extra runs leading to a massive total. He said, "It was a great total, Shubman batted really well. The wicket was really good. They got 25 extra, with the batting we had we were quite positive when we went in. Couldn't stitch enough partnerships. Green and Surya batted well but we lost our way."
"We spoke about giving it a good crack, we lost a couple of wickets in the powerplay and did not get the momentum when chasing a target like that. We wanted one batter just like how Shubman batted till the end, and you never know - one side is shorter and the wicket was good, anything can happen, credit where it is due, Gujarat played well," Sharma further added.