Gujarat Titans beat Rajasthan Royals at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to win IPL 2022 on Sunday. It was captain Hardik Pandya who was brilliant that day, he took three wickets and scored 34 runs. It was this performance that helped Hardik win the Player of the Match title at the top. This season, Hardik has done well all-round and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has praised the 28-year-old a bit more.
“The selection committee will be happy. The top group will be happy with the way it went because everyone saw him batting, but they didn’t see him bowling. On Trott which shows that he is 100% Fit. Yes, it has to be handled well, no question. When your back injury was so serious, when you had surgery, you have to handle it. Bowling in the mid 140’s today. Which means it’s about to be the most delusional time of the year, as well, “he said.
“Also, the shot selection he showed as a batsman was not throwing his bat at everything. The choice of shots was absolutely fantastic. Yes, in this game, you will be looking for sixes but In general, the captaincy is exactly like that. What happened with Rohit Sharma, the choice of shot got better. Rohit Sharma was just as brilliant as Hardik Pandya, the moment he got the captaincy, he also scored 70-80-100. Started scoring.
Hardick kept his best with the ball for the final as he registered a 3-17 spell, which included the wickets of Sanju Samson, Jose Butler and Shimron Heitmeyer.
In the IPL 2022 season, Gujarat captain Hardik scored 487 runs off the bat and also took eight wickets while holding the ball in his hand. Talking about the final between GT and RR, the latter batted first and scored 130/9 in 20 overs. Butler top-scored with 39 runs.
Chasing 131, Shabman Gul and David Miller remained unbeaten on 45 and 34 respectively, taking Gujarat to the line with seven wickets and 11 balls to spare.
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