Hardik Pandya, India’s most reliable all-rounder, is on the verge of winning the Gujarat franchise’s first IPL trophy. With a dominant 7-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in the Qualifier, Hardik and his team advanced to the IPL 2022 finals.
Pandya left the Mumbai Indians in the mega auction ahead to this year’s IPL season and joined the Gujarat Titans, a new club. This dangerous all-rounder has been appointed as the new franchise’s captain. Cricket commentators and pundits mocked the appointment, claiming that Hardik had no experience as a captain, even in first-class cricket, but Pandya responded with style, leading his team to the IPL finals. Throughout the IPL season, Hardik Pandya has maintained a calm and composed attitude. After being named captain of the Gujarat Titans, Dhoni’s effect on him is evident.
Hardik said of Dhoni’s influence on him, “Obviously, Mahi bhai has played a big role in my life. He is a dear brother, a dear friend, and family to me. So, for me, I have learnt a lot of good things from him. For me, it was more about being individually strong, which I’m really proud of myself as well. How I have been able to manage all the parts. “
Hardik added, “Before the captaincy as well, I always made sure that I approached all the situations in a cool-headed way. Generally, you make better decisions that way. For me in my life and in my cricketing journey, it was important to give that 10-second extra rather than rush in. I try to make sure that I’m natural and calm, which helps to make the right decisions. If you are too excited sometimes or too hyped up, you tend to make wrong decisions where you don’t need them. “
On Sunday, the Gujarat Titans will face the winner of the second qualifier in the final. The Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will compete in the qualifier tomorrow to secure a spot in the final.