Fans react as GT faces elimination from the IPL 2024 Playoffs after rain foils game with KKR

May 14, 2024

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Gujarat Titans (GT), former finalists and champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022, saw their playoff dreams come crashing down in a heart-wrenching manner. Facing the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 63, their hopes were dashed as unrelenting rain led to the abandonment of the game at the Narendra Modi Stadium. This unfortunate turn of events marked the GT’s first-ever exclusion from the playoffs since their IPL inception in 2022.

Despite GT’s earlier aspirations of clinching victories to secure a playoff spot, the abandoned fixture sealed their fate of elimination. With no points gained from the washed-out match against KKR, the Titans found themselves out of contention for the playoffs, a bitter pill to swallow for the franchise and its supporters.

Playoff hopes dashed: Gujarat Titans’ last-ditch efforts in vain

Before the abandoned match, GT were on a precarious path, needing wins in their remaining games to keep their playoff hopes alive. Their recent triumph over the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had briefly reignited their optimism. However, the rain-marred encounter against KKR proved to be the final blow to their aspirations.

The abandonment left GT unable to accumulate the necessary points, effectively extinguishing any hopes of a playoff berth. Even if they now emerge victorious in their final league encounter against the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), it would be a mere consolation, as their journey in IPL 2024 have come to an abrupt end.

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The road ahead: KKR’s quest for IPL glory

In stark contrast to the GT’s despair, the KKR celebrated a triumphant journey to the playoffs in IPL 2024. Under the leadership of Shreyas Iyer, KKR secured their spot in the playoffs with a resounding victory over the Mumbai Indians (MI) in their previous fixture. With 19 points from 13 matches now, KKR emerged as frontrunners in the tournament, showcasing their dominance and determination.

With Qualifier 1 on the horizon, KKR will aim to maintain their winning streak and assert their dominance in the tournament. Their journey was defined by grit, perseverance, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. As they brace themselves for the challenges ahead, KKR remains resolute in their pursuit of IPL glory, ready to script another chapter of success in their illustrious history.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Gujarat Titans are now eliminated from the playoff race😕#GTvsKKR #GTvKKR #IPL2024

— Sai (@sai_whispers) May 13, 2024

Hardik Pandya ne Gujarat and Mumbai dono ka kabaada kar diya. Gujarat eliminated.

— The Contest Guy (@BoliMocr) May 13, 2024

Shubman Gill and rest of the Gujarat Titans’ player taking pictures with the ground staff in Ahmedabad. What a lovely gesture ❤️❤️❤️#IPL2024 #tapmad #HojaoADFree pic.twitter.com/4VE3BuZLwK

— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) May 13, 2024

it’s unfair that GT is being robbed off a chance to be in the playoffs because of rain…for no fault of theirs.Ideally both the teams should be granted 2points..not 1 point…

— G N Rao (@GummadamRao) May 13, 2024

With this Washout, GT will be the 3rd team to get eliminated. So now 5 Teams will be fighting for 2 Positions.

— 🎰 (@StanMSD) May 13, 2024

Officially Rain Eliminated Gujarat Titans from IPL2024 and KKR will Play Qualifier 1 🔥

— VK45 🇮🇳 (@sportslovervk45) May 13, 2024

Following Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings, Gujarat Titans become the third team to be eliminated from IPL 2024.

— Ayan Mukherjee (@Ayan_Mukherjee_) May 13, 2024

Our final home game has sadly been called off due to rain 💔#AavaDe | #GTKarshe | #TATAIPL2024 | #GTvKKR pic.twitter.com/ypG63XzJDD

— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 13, 2024

Shubman Gill lead Gujarat Titans thanking the fans for the huge support 🌟 pic.twitter.com/C1o9miVTxj

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 13, 2024

Points shared after rain plays spoilsport. pic.twitter.com/inI8Mi0Md0

— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 13, 2024

Gujarat Titans players taking a lap around the Ground to thank the crowd❤. pic.twitter.com/OqctCeeIQO

— Jay Cricket. (@Jay_Cricket18) May 13, 2024

Also READ: IPL 2024: ‘Facetime me with the trophy’: Jos Buttler’s message before leaving the Rajasthan Royals camp for England duty

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