Hardik Pandya

The Awakening from Hardik Pandya-Huge Praise For Gujarat Titans Captain

“Hardik Pandya was keen to repay that faith shown in him by Gujarat Titans. He did so by having one his best seasons with the bat, bowled effectively too. He was an inspirational figure as captain of the team, sometimes even around the entire GT supporters.”

Hardik Pandya celebrates after picking up a wicket in IPL 2022 final

Hardik Pandya had a season to remember in IPL 2022. He guided the debutants to the title with a comprehensive win. It was in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, in front of home fans, who had crazily packed the stadium. Pandya reserved his best for the last as he bowled a miserly spell of 3/17. Soon he picked up the key Rajasthan Royals wickets of Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer.

He also steadied the innings in the chase with a solid hand of 34 runs. Eventually, he was adjudged player of the match.

Hardik Pandya didn’t have a lot going for him before coming into the season. He was sidelined from the Indian team after poor performance at the ICC T20 World Cup last year. There were serious question marks over his ability of bowling after recovering from a serious back injury. At that time, he had not been bowling consistently for a while.

His indifferent form meant Mumbai Indians decided to not retain him. Gujarat Titans put their faith on him in the all-rounder instead.

Hardik Pandya was keen to repay that faith shown in him and he did so. By having one his best seasons with the bat, bowled effectively too and was an inspirational figure as captain of the team.

Former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop took to Twitter to praise Hardik in highly compliment. He also highlighted the fact that Hardik Pandya is a great asset for any team once he starts bowling.

“Hardik Pandya is now a ‘four-dimensional’ cricketer.”

says Kiran More.

Even the former wicket-keeper batter Kiran More shows his praise on GT’s captain Hardik Pandya, saying that the star all-rounder has now become a “four-dimensional” cricketer.

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