Yash Dayal applauds Hardik Pandya’s captaincy in IPL 2022
By SMCS - Jun 17, 2022 11:15 am
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Young left-arm speedster Yash Dayal has played a key role for the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). The Hardik Pandya-led team made history by winning the title in their debut season as well. And, in a recent conversation with ESPNcricinfo, Yash praised Hardik Pandya for being calm and composed while leading the team as well. He again shared that Pandya always backed the bowler’s plans and his approach gave confidence to them also.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

While speaking about Hardik Pandya’s captaincy, Yash Dayal said: “Hardik Pandya is very calm and confident, and he knows what to do at what point of the game. He is a bowler’s captain. If you have confidence in yourself, he lets you take your own decisions. That further boosts the confidence of a bowler. I would say he is the best captain I have played under.”

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Hardik Pandya’s leadership in IPL 2022 made headlines where he contributed with both bat and ball throughout the tournament and led his side to the title win. Notably, he returned to the Indian Team on the back of a stunning performance and also has been named the captain of Team India for the upcoming two-match T20I series against Ireland as well.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya was dismissed cheaply by Avesh Khan

Yash Dayal further added how he had the support of Gujarat Titans head coach Ashish Nehra in the cash-rich IPL 2022. He also stated that the former pacer taught him the importance of sticking to the basics only rather than trying too many different things altogether.

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“Ashish Nehra backed me a lot from the beginning. Earlier I used to try a lot of different things and experiment. But Ashish sir taught me that one must be centered and focused, and taught me some basic plans to follow without taking too much pressure and not being harsh on yourself. It’s a very competitive level of cricket so you must be smart too. He taught me seam position for outswing, how to position the hand if you’re bowling inswing. He made me work on control a lot. He said how you deliver and execute is crucial, like how you bowl to the openers initially, what’s your plan for them, different plans for death over,” Yash Dayal concluded.