Hardik Pandya has been doing great in all aspects of the game in his comeback competition. However, he gave his fans a great deal to stress over as he strolled once more into the GT dugout in the middle of the third over.
“It was just cramped, nothing else,” that is the means by which Pandya eliminated any confusion in the wake of taking himself off the action in the eighteenth over following a game-dominating knock against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL on Thursday.
Just Cramps, Nothing Serious: Hardik Pandya Clears Air On His Fitness
Hardik, who scored 87 not out off 52 balls, himself alleviated feelings of dread over his fitness at the post-match show.“A lot of hard work for me tonight. It was just cramps, nothing serious,” he said.
Not Used To Bat This Long: Hardik Pandya On His New Batting Role
It was a second successive fifty or more score for the all-rounder who is intending to get back in the saddle. He is batting higher up the order at number four, permitting him more opportunity to pace his innings.
“I am not used to batting this long. It gives me a lot of time. I can calculate and take risk. The last game it did not come off but today I made sure I did. I have been in this situation where I have taken the role of scoring 12-ball 30. It is difficult but now at four I can control the game,” said Hardik.
Want Everyone To Be Happy: Hardik Pandya On Captaincy Motto
On the leadership responsibility, he added: “Captaincy is fun and it allows me to take responsibility and be the flag-bearer. The group carries one another. My motto was I wanted everyone to be happy.”
Gujrat Titans defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs with captain Pandya leading from the front in all three departments – scoring an unbeaten 87 off 52 balls, picking up a wicket and effecting a run-out and putting Titans at the top of the points table in IPL 2022 with 4 wins from 5 games.