Hardik Pandya Maiden T20I Fifty
Hardik Pandya (Photograph Supply: Twitter/BCCI)

Certainly one of India’s most interesting all-rounders, Hardik Pandya tasted success in his first stint as a captain in IPL 2022 with Gujarat Titans. Thereafter, he has been hailed by many cricket pundits and former cricketers as the longer term captain of the nationwide crew. In actual fact, Pandya led India to a 2-0 T20I collection victory in opposition to Eire final month as properly and was seen contributing in each departments.

The newest to have an opinion is the previous head coach, Ravi Shastri, who was impressed with the all-rounder’s angle and mindset all through IPL 2022. He added that the additional duty as a pacesetter can actually increase Pandya’s efficiency in all spheres of the sport.

“He was picked by Gujarat Titans, the place he was given the additional duty of captaining, which did him a world of fine. When given duty, he’s a very totally different cricketer versus simply batting and fielding,” he mentioned.

Hardik Pandya was shocked after not getting retained by MI: Ravi Shastri

Moreover, the previous cricketer has revealed that Pandya was in shock after Mumbai Indians (MI) determined to not retain him forward of the IPL 2022 public sale. It’s evident that the five-time IPL profitable aspect had a number of different illustrious gamers of their ranks as properly. Ultimately, they secured the companies of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, and Suryakumar Yadav.

Forward of the public sale, Pandya was chosen because the chief of Gujarat Titans. Alternatively, MI purchased again Ishan Kishan for his capability to supply blistering begins to the crew. “It shocked him when he was not retained by Mumbai Indians,” Shastri mentioned on air through the second ODI between England and India.

“It was powerful… MI had Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya so that they needed to decide three out of these 5. Ishan Kishan was clearly picked within the public sale,” Shastri added. Nonetheless, a number of blunders in MI’s decision-making and poor performances from the highest gamers witnessed them languishing on the backside of the desk. They managed to win on solely 4 events out of 14 league matches.