Wasim Jaffer was actually my favorite cricketer’ – Know why Hardik Pandya said this?

New Delhi. In IPL 2022, Hardik Pandya won the title while captaining Gujarat Titans. This was Gujarat’s debut season in IPL and the team was successful in winning the trophy. Pandya plays as an all-rounder in the Indian team. Now he will show his talent in the T20 series against South Africa. Meanwhile, Hardik has given the name of his favorite cricketer. His favorite cricketers are not Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli. Pandya says that former India batsman Wasim Jaffer was his favorite cricketer.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Hardik Pandya said, ‘I like Jacques Kallis, Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. There are so many great cricketers that it is difficult to choose one among them. Actually my favorite cricketer was Wasim Jaffer. I loved watching him bat. I always put him above other great players. I used to copy his batting. But I have never been able to bat like him.

Jaffer’s dominance in first class cricket

Wasim Jaffer dominated in first-class cricket. He made the identity of the most successful batsman in domestic cricket. Jaffer played 260 first class cricket matches in which he scored 19,410 runs. Not only this, Wasim Jaffer represented India in 31 Test matches in international cricket. He was a part of the Indian team from 2000 to 2008. In Test cricket, he has 1944 runs in his name. In the biggest format of cricket, he scored 5 centuries and 11 half-centuries. His best score in Test was 212 runs. Apart from this, he also played 2 ODI matches for India.

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Hardik shines in IPL 2022

Hardik Pandya, who won the IPL 2022 title for Gujarat Titans, made a lot of headlines. He dominated the entire IPL. He scored the highest 487 runs for his team Gujarat Titans. Apart from this, he also took 8 wickets while bowling. He was the player of the match in the final played against Rajasthan Royals. In the title match, he took 3 wickets while bowling first. After this, he played an innings of 34 not out in the final match.

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