Hardik Pandya enjoys his leadership stint with Gujarat Titans
By SMCS - Apr 9, 2022 12:45 pm
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Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya on Friday has stated that he enjoys the extra responsibilities as captain brings while leading GT to their third consecutive win in the IPL 2022. Rahul Tewatia smashed a couple of sixes off the final two balls after the talented youngster Shubman Gill’s stunning 96 off just 59 balls helped them a dramatic six-wicket win over Punjab Kings as well.

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Gujarat Titans (GT)

Meanwhile, Hardik has been doing quite well as a captain of Gujarat Titans and they are the only unbeaten side in the league so far. They are placed second in the points table after the six-wicket win as well. Meanwhile, Hardik has been batting at No.4 for the Gujarat franchise, instead of No.5 or 6, and he has also returned to bowling his full quota of four overs as well.

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“I am enjoying captaincy. As a cricketer, I always wanted responsibility in my life. Responsibilities have made me a better cricketer because you improve only when you face challenges. I have been on both sides. I have won also, lost also. I am cool and composed because I want to be neutral whether it’s a loss or a win. Our team’s motto is also the same. We win or lose, the atmosphere of the dressing room should be the same,” Hardik Pandya said in the post-match press conference. “We celebrate our losses as well, because that is also something very important as a team as it gives us more value when we win.”

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Shubman Gill registered his highest IPL score

Meanwhile, he was quite impressed with Shubman Gill, who scored a blitzy 96 and all-rounder Rahul Tewatia, who hit two sixes in the final two deliveries to help the Titans register a nail-biting win.

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“With the kind of ups and downs that happen, I have become neutral. Hats off to Tewatia. It is difficult to go out there and hit, and to do it under this pressure is great. It was Kings’ game, I have sympathy for them. Gill is telling everybody that he is there. A lot of credit goes to Sai as well for that partnership. It kept us in the game. I am going to get better with every game. I am getting tired as I’m not used to bowling four overs. But I’m getting better,” Hardik Pandya said at the post-match presentation.