Hardik has contributed 91 runs and has taken two wickets in three matches.
latest additions to IPL 2022Gujarat Titans (GT) have performed brilliantly with their unbeaten performance in the first three matches. In the last outing in the tournament, GT scored a nail-biting victory and is currently playing in match 21 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Former Indian cricketer and commentator Nikhil Chopra talks about the role of GT captain Hardik Pandya and the team’s pace in the tournament.
Nikhil felt that Hardik wanted to lead from the front in both the departments of the game. He compared his current role with MI to the previous edition and pointed to the fact that the GT captain is trying to play a bigger role in building the innings and proving himself to make a comeback in the national team.
“When Hardik played for Mumbai Indians, he played as a finisher. But for Gujarat, he is bowling in the power-play overs and handling the runs. It is also because of his motive to return to the Indian team,” Nikhil Chopra presented ‘Not Just Cricket Show’ on CricTracker on Sky247.net.
Gujarat Titans on right track: Nikhil Chopra
Nikhil Chopra was impressed with the attitude, performance and overall spirit of the Titans team in his first IPL season. He emphasized the fact that GT is the only team to have won all matches in the tournament so far, and acknowledged the crucial moments. Nikhil praised the all-rounder Rahul Teotia For his sobriety for hitting two sixes in the last two balls to win the match for GT against Punjab Kings (PBKS).
“Though Gujarat is a new team, they have won after performing well in tough conditions. The previous win against Punjab was unbelievable, and it is unbelievable that Tewatia was able to hit two sixes off the last two balls. The way Ashish Nehra has completely assigned the role to the players has paved the way for the team to be on the right track,” said Nikhil.
Nikhil mentioned the importance of head coach Ashish Nehra, who has kept the dressing room atmosphere cool and managed the players well.