Gujarat Titans’ victory in their maiden 2022 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has propelled their captain and India all-rounder Hardik Pandya to the top level of Indian cricket, with many hailing him as the captain of the national team in the future. has claimed.
Looking at the way Pandya led Gujarat Titans throughout IPL 2022, former India star Sanjay Manjrekar reminded former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
In the final, Pandya bowled the best of his IPL career, taking 3/17 in four overs to help restrict Rajasthan Royals to 130/9 in 20 overs. He also did well with the bat, scoring 34 off 30 balls as Titans chased down the target successfully.
Manjrekar told ESPNcricinfo, “Hardik Pandya bowled well. Even in batting, he batted brilliantly, playing at the crucial No. 4 position. He captained the team like MS Dhoni.
He further added, “His captaincy was similar to that of MS Dhoni, as he took decisions according to the match situation. It seems he was enjoying the captaincy and looks very relaxed.”
Manjrekar and many others saw similarities with Dhoni in the fielding and bowling changes made by Pandya, who is now involved in five IPL-winning campaigns, while Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings to four titles, Pandya, the Mumbai Indians team. Part, who won the title in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. The victory of Gujarat Titans in 2022 took their IPL titles count to five.
Rohit Sharma leads the list of players with the most IPL titles with six, followed by Kieron Pollard and Ambati Rayudu with five titles each with Pandya. Pollard has won all his titles with Mumbai Indians, while Rayudu has won three with MI and two with CSK.
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