Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill and Rashid Khan
Hardik Pandya With GT Teammates (Image Credits : Twitter)

Last Update on: April 15th, 2022 at 02:28 pm

Gujarat Titans (GT) spinner Rashid Khan showered commended on captain Hardik Pandya, saying the newly appointed captain has been driving from the front with helpful exhibitions and is likewise making a special effort to establish a cheerful team atmosphere for the Ahmedabad-based franchise, which is making its debut in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

Following their devastating 37-run win against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Match 24 of IPL 2022 at the DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Thursday (April 14) evening, the Titans are currently on top of the IPL points table with four victories from five matches.

Taking Right Decisions At Right Time: Rashid Khan On Hardik Pandya’s Captaincy In IPL 2022

“The way he (Hardik) has led the team, the way he has kept the team environment, inside and outside the field has been amazing so far,” Rashid said at the virtual post-match press conference. Rashid, the mystery spinner from Afghanistan, said Hardik was somebody who generally takes fearless choices

Hardik Pandya and Rashid Khan
Hardik Pandya and Rashid Khan (Image Credits: Twitter)

“He (Hardik) is someone who always takes that brave decision, always has confidence and he is someone who is very clear in mind on what he is going to do. “This is an important thing as a captain when your mind is clear, and you take right decisions, the result will take (care) by itself,” added Rashid.

The capacity to make the right choices at the perfect opportunity makes him a decent pioneer, feels Rashid. “You take right decisions with confidence, that is something which makes him the best and he has been delivering the best so far and leading from the front – (be it) batting, bowling and fielding,” added Rashid.

Complete All-Round Performance By Hardik Pandya

At Navi Mumbai on Thursday evening, riding on Hardik’s splendid all-around execution, GT beat RR rather convincingly to move to the top of the IPL 2022 points table. Pandya’s unbeaten 52-ball 87 assisted Titans with hoarding a solid 192 for four after batting first.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya (Image Credits: Twitter)

Afterward, the Gujarat bowling assault blitzed their adversaries halfway through the Royals innings, which incorporated a spell of 1 for 18 by the flashy captain. The Baroda all-rounder’s hawkish thump with the bat drove the Titans to a solid situation after a troublesome beginning, falling only five runs shy of recording his best IPL appearing with a knock of 87.

Captaincy Made Him Superior Cricketer: Harbhajan Singh On Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya and Harbhajan Singh
Hardik Pandya and Harbhajan Singh (Image Credits: Twitter)

Things looked somber for the Titans when they saw their top order overwhelmed from the start, yet Hardik’s superb innings assisted them with setting up a target past the compass of the Royals. It was as of late that ace Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh had spoken concerning how captaincy had made Hardik a superior cricketer. Also, his exhibitions in IPL 2022 are only a pointer to the situation.

For the records, it was Hardik’s second 50 fifty on the trot in IPL 2022. On Thursday night, he put the Royals assault to the sword with his rankling knock which fell off only 52 balls and had eight hits to the ropes and six over it.

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