Kolkata. Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya has taken a dig at critics after defeating Rajasthan Royals in the first qualifier of IPL 2022. In the match played at the Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata, Gujarat defeated Rajasthan by 7 wickets. Batting first, Rajasthan scored 188 runs in the qualifier match. Chasing the target, the Gujarat team won the match with 3 balls to spare. After this victory, the team reached the final of IPL 2022. David Miller contributed a lot in making Gujarat win the match. After the match, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya gave a befitting reply to the critics who questioned his form and fitness.
While talking during the presentation ceremony, Hardik Pandya took a dig at his critics and said, ‘People have a job to say. What should I do sir? A little news sells with Hardik Pandya. I don’t have any problem. I take it out with a laugh. Captain Hardik gave this answer to the critics after Gujarat Titans reached the final of IPL 2022. Obviously, before the start of the Indian Premier League 2022 season, many questions were raised on Hardik’s fitness and form.
From the beginning of IPL 2022, all eyes were on Hardik Pandya. Because he was made the captain of the new team of the league, Gujarat Titans. Most of the people were worried about his form and fitness. Hardik is an important part of Team India for the T20 World Cup to be played this year. But in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League, he impressed a lot with his captaincy and batting. In the qualifier match played against Rajasthan Royals, he scored an unbeaten 40 off 27 balls. During this, Hardik shared a 106-run partnership with David Miller. Miller had scored 68 runs in 38 balls in this match.
Hardik team’s most successful batsman
Hardik Pandya has done amazing batting in IPL 2022. In this season he has scored 453 runs in 14 matches. In the 15th season, he has also scored 4 half-centuries. His best score in IPL 2022 was 87 not out. He has scored the most runs for his team in this season. Not only this, while captaining the team, Hardik has also taken 5 wickets in this season.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 25, 2022, 13:50 IST