On Sunday, the Gujarat Titans defeated the Rajasthan Royals to win the IPL title. In its maiden season in the IPL, the winning team has done very well. The Titans dominated league matches and finished first in the points table, securing their place in the finals. In the finals, they clearly outplayed Rajasthan Royals to win the trophy
Apart from the trophy, all eyes are now on Hardik Pandya, who pulled off an unexpected feat. Cricket fans were unaware of Hardik Pandya’s leadership abilities before this IPL season. He was solely seen as a dangerous all-rounder by them. Hardik was named the Gujarat Lions’ captain, much to everyone’s surprise. On social media, this announcement from Gujarat management has been met with a barrage of trolls. Even cricket analysts were dubious of Hardik. However, Hardik exceeded public expectations by leading the Gujarat Titans to IPL glory. The same fans and pundits have heaped accolades on him.
Now the question is, can we see Pandya leading the national team in the future?
On this topic, the public has a split opinion. Sunil Gavaskar, the ‘Little Master’ of Indian cricket, recently stated in an interview that “With this year’s incredible IPL season, Hardik has proven his leadership abilities. In the current Indian squad, there are three or four players with exceptional leadership skills. Hardik is without a doubt one of them. I can’t guarantee that he’ll be named captain, but he’s a good candidate for India to consider.”
When the media questioned Hardik about how he managed this well to lead his team, he said that he learnt a lot under MS Dhoni all credits to Mr.cool.