Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. Image: Twitter

Gujarat Titans bowling all-rounder Rahul Tewatia said that he would like to learn from skipper Hardik Pandya about his temperament in challenging situations during the match. Tewatia got the limelight in IPL 2020 after he helped Rajasthan Royals script the highest successful run chase in the history of the tournament.

Tewatia pummeled West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in an over as Rajasthan Royals chased 224 with three balls remaining against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in Sharjah. Tewatia was bought by Gujarat Titans, the IPL debutants, for a big price of INR 9 crore in the IPL 2022 auction.

Rahul Tewatia
Rahul Tewatia (Image Credit: Twitter)

Everyone is aware of Hardik Pandya’s abilities: Rahul Tewatia

Hardik has been playing for the Indian team for over six years and has single-handedly bailed the team out from crunch situations. After playing for Mumbai Indians in 54 matches, the Indian all-rounder is set for his new stint as a skipper of a new IPL team.

IPL 2022: Will Talk To Hardik Pandya About His Mindset In Tricky Situations - Rahul Tewatia

The 28-year-old Haryana player is keen to pair up with Hardik and get inputs from his international level experience.

“Everyone is aware of Hardik’s abilities, he has been playing successfully for India and in the IPL, so I will talk to him about his mindset in tricky situations,” Tewatia told TimesofIndia.com. 

IPL 2022: We will ensure that we have a good tournament: Rahul Tewatia

Tewatia also said that Gujarat Titans have a blend of experience and youth at their disposal and all the players will strive to bring the IPL trophy in their maiden season.

“They (Gujarat Titans) have shown trust in me and picked me in their new team. With every team the motto is the same: win the trophy, it’s the same here. We will work hard match-by-match and concentrate on the process,” he said. 

Gujarat Titans
Gujarat Titans. Image: Twitter

“Sure, we have experienced players, young players from top to bottom. We have a nice team balance and we will ensure that we have a good tournament,” he added. 

Gujarat Titans will play their first match of IPL 2022 against fellow IPL debutants Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on March 28 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

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