In the much-awaited final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Gujarat Titans (GT) is locking horns with Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 29 (Sunday). Hardik Pandya produced a memorable performance for fans after he dismissed Shimron Hetmyer and was seen celebrating the wicket with the umpire.
The final of IPL 2022 has seen two of the very best teams go up against each other but the first half of the match has been dominated by the Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans and the captain himself has led the team from the front. Hardik has been spot on with his captaincy in the field as the way he has rotated his bowlers has been spot on.
GT bowlers gave no room for the RR batters to score runs freely. Hardik Pandya himself scalped three wickets in the all-important final of IPL 2022. He first dismissed Sanju Samson then he got the crucial wicket of the dangerous Jos Buttler.
Hardik Pandya’s third wicket came in the form of Shimron Hetmyer who was looking dangerous but on the final ball of the 14th over he played it back to Pandya for a simple caught and bowled. Pandya did a running celebration and he almost ran into the square-leg umpire after which both were seen having a laugh about it.
Here is the video of the wicket taken by Hardik Pandya:
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal
Here is how the Internet reacted:
— Yash Kumar (@ItsYash28) May 29, 2022
Can we just start to appreciate Hardik Pandya the Captain? #IPLFinals
— That Fat Guy (@vibhorguha) May 29, 2022
T177- hei you @hardikpandya7 appear like of that.,
duck out means only 1 -> 0
but 10 means 1 is centre median border cuts the 0 so 2 pieces
— Sriram🐒.R, PhD, VRS🧗🏼 (@ramus41th_Train) May 29, 2022
Captain Leading From The Front 🙌
Magnificent Bowling Performance By GT Captain HP In IPL Final 👏👏👏.
— Prasad K (@Prasad_K2000) May 29, 2022
For someone whose bowling fitness was in doubt before the season, or whether he'd even be playing as a bowling all-rounder, that's quite the spell from Hardik Pandya – 4-0-17-3.
— Samreen (@SamreenRazz) May 29, 2022
Hardik Pandya's Captaincy and bowling in the finals 🔥 pic.twitter.com/kf85358qg7
— ْ (@trippymaymay_) May 29, 2022