IPL 2022
Ashish Nehra And Hardik Pandya Engaged In A Banter After GT’s Maiden Title Win
By CricShots - May 30, 2022 2:59 pm
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The new entrants Gujarat Titans (GT) wrote their name in the history books by winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy in their debut season. The GT skipper Hardik Pandya churned out an all-around performance with both bat and ball as the Titans went on to win the contest easily in the end.

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Hardik Pandya and Ashish Nehra

After winning the trophy, skipper Hardik Pandya got together with head coach Ashish Nehra for a casual interview. The senior all-rounder said that the cricketing fraternity had doubts about their team to start with. However, they proved a lot of people wrong and won an IPL edition on their first try.

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Ina video shared on IPL’s official Instagram page, Hardik Pandya was heard saying, “We have hit a six in the very first year. We became the champions and can’t be prouder. People said our batting and bowling aren’t that strong, but since we won the trophy, everything is good.”


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Hardik Pandya further explained, “Nehra is someone who goes to practice first. So, if everyone has already batted, the general thing is to go. But for Nehra, if 20 minutes are left, he would ask players to bat again. The way we played, the credit goes to him because he has made everyone work hard with a lot of passion. Anyone who goes out in the middle either says he will middle the ball or bowl with great line and lengths.”

However, Nehra denied his words saying that “it is a lie”, as he signed off with a smiling face.

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Coming to the match, RR after winning the toss, opted to have a bat first. However, some disciplined bowling from GT bowlers ensured that the Royals got restricted to a score of 130 runs in their 20 overs. Mohammed Shami, Dayal, Rashid, Hardik, and Sai Kishore were the wicket-takers for the new entrants. In reply, GT went on to chase the target easily with seven wickets in hand.