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Hardik Pandya-Led Gujarat Titans Storm Into Playoffs

  • May 11, 2022
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Hardik Pandya is a happy person. Without any leadership experience, he was named the captain of Gujarat Titans at the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Now, his team is the first to enter the IPL 2022 Qualifiers. They have cemented their place in the top four with two matches remaining. He scored nine wins and 18 points in 12 matches. Wins over LSG became even more endearing after GT suffered setbacks in their last two matches against Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians.

After winning the LSG, Pandya revealed the message he sent to the GT team during the match against LSG, which they won by 62 runs.

“Really proud of the guys. When we started this journey together it was clear that we had confidence in ourselves, but it was a huge effort before we qualified for Match 14 and we were very proud of the last match On me, I spoke to the people (loss to MI) as we thought the match was over before it was over,” Hardik Pandya said after the match.

"It was a lesson we learned. I think we have always been under pressure because of the number of matches we have won. The last match was the only match we were ahead of the match and we knew how we had K hitters and we were leaving." She ended. But that was not the case. It was a collective thing. Even in this match (against LSG) when they were both eight, I said, "Let's be tough. This game is beautiful. If it's over it's not over, it's not over." So let's make sure we get over it. If they're disappointed, let them go, do it, and rest after the match.

He also talked about the return of GT despite losing the last two games. "I always think that when you lose a game like we played the last game in a group, the important thing is that we win the match as a team and play the match as a team. We lose. We didn't do what we were supposed to do and we know we messed it up a little bit, but we're going to screw it up as a team." One. We say as a team 'we won.' Of course, if we lose we say 'we lost' instead of saying: this man, that man. We laughed too. It is important to ensure that we always maintain the atmosphere."

Pandya paid tribute to left-hander Sai Kishore, who made two bets for seven runs in his first match in IPL 2022.

“Sai, I rated him very highly as a left-arm bowler. He is a very professional bowler. Because of his length and speed, he gets more wickets. Because of their fast bowling attack, I am not. We don't have to. I haven't. But looking at these wickets, we thought if we added a right-hand axle, it would make a big difference.

GT may have posted a total of 144/4, but Pandya was always confident of victory. "The way he hit everyone, especially Shopman, I thought at 145 we were in the game. I think his bowling was too short. The extra length was helpful." So it was also a group chat. If you throw really far or go too far then only two pieces can score a goal, or cover the lead. The bowlers did everything they had to do and we adjusted all the mattresses. ,

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