Anand Mahindra and Both Captains. (Photo Source : BCCI/IPL & Getty Images)
The fans are eagerly waiting for the IPL 2023 final to get underway as Gujarat Titans are all set to take on Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, May 28, at the Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad. Ahead of the big game, everyone is rooting for their favourite team to lift the trophy. The MS Dhoni-led CSK have a massive fan following all over India and most of the fans are rooting for the four-time champions to win the title for the fifth time.
The renowned Chairperson of Mahindra and Mahindra, Anand Mahindra has also revealed which team is he rooting for in the final. Mahindra said that he’s a big believer in Shubman’s talent but he’s a bigger fan of Dhoni and is expecting him to blaze a trail of glory.
Mahindra took to Twitter and wrote, “I was asked which team I’m supporting in tonight’s #IPL2023Final Well, I’m a believer in Shubman’s talents & would like to see them flower tonight BUT I’m a bigger fan of #MSDhoni & can’t help but hope for him to blaze a trail of glory tonight. 😊So let the best team win…!”
Notably, Anand Mahindra gifted an SUV to Shubman Gill following his stellar performance in his debut Test series against Australia in 2020-21. Along with Gill, the industrialist gifted a Mahindra Thar SUV to T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj and Washington Sundar.
Mahindra was delighted with India’s historic win down under as a depleted team India ended Australia’s long unbeaten run at the Gabba in Brisbane and won the series 2-1.
Reserve Day in place for IPL 2023 final
Meanwhile, the start of the IPL final has been delayed because of incessant rain at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The cut-off time for a full 20-over game is 9:35 PM (IST), while for a five-over game, it’s 12:06 AM (IST). If the game fails to happen today, it will take place on the reserve day on Monday, May 29. The continuous pelting of rain has left the fans frustrated who’re desperately waiting for the match to get underway.