Hardik Pandya’s captaincy actions have gone up since he impressed everyone with his leadership qualities at the IPL 2022 edition. In what was the all-around star’s first-ever season as captain, the player The 28-year-old made a huge mark by leading debutants Gujarat Titans (GT) to their maiden title, beating Rajasthan Royasl (RR) with ease in the final. .
Hardik’s calm and collected nature on the pitch, leading the charge in all departments despite additional responsibilities and some tactical decisions stood out as many former cricketers and game experts are impressed with his game-reading abilities in as captain. Ahead of the India-South Africa T20Is, where Hardik was promoted to vice-captain after Rishabh Pant replaced an injured KL Rahul to become the new substitute skipper, former off-spinner Harbhajan Singh made a huge claim on Hardik.
“One of the biggest revelations of this year’s IPL was the advent of Hardik Pandya as skipper of the Gujarat Titans and how he led the team forward to win the coveted title. is certainly commendable. His intention and positive leadership are signs that he can lead Team India in the future,” Harbhajan told PTI in an interview.
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Ahead of the SA series opener, Head Coach Rahul Dravid had also hailed Hardik’s captain in IPL 15. He told reporters, “I just met Hardik a few hours ago. For guys who played the final, we gave them an extra day off.” But I think his leadership was very impressive throughout the IPL. He performed very well. In this sense, you do not need to be designated as a leader to be part of a leadership group. It’s not just about naming Hardik in a position. At this point, it’s really good from our perspective that he’s started bowling again. We know what it does for us and what his game can add to our depth.
India’s pants star Hardik will face South Africa in the opening match of the five-game T20I series on Thursday night (June 9) in New Delhi, India. Needless to say, Hardik will be eager to fill all the roles for the men in blue, in what is his return for the national team after the 2021 T20 World Cup.
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