IPL 2022: Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has indeed upgraded himself to a great extent. His performances were there for everyone to see in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League.
When Team India excluded him from the set-up and when Mumbai Indians released him from the squad, that wasn’t the end of the story for the all-rounder.
Hardik Pandya believed in himself and moreover, he worked on his skills in the best way possible. Eventually, all the hard work he put in to transform himself bore fruit.
He has not only improved his batting but also bowling, fielding. On top of that, he also proved that he can be a terrific captaincy material. Under his captaincy, Gujarat Titans made it all the way to the final and won it.
Notably, Gujarat Titans beat Rajasthan Royals in the final and clinched their maiden trophy in their debut season. Hardik Pandya drew plaudits for his overall performances in the IPL.
The Indian selectors were more than happy enough to pick him for the upcoming five-match T20I series against South Africa. Hardik Pandya will be looking forward to making a telling impact in the upcoming series at home.
IPL 2022: Kiran More heaps praise on Hardik Pandya
Every team needs a player who can offer the skills in three dimensions i.e. batting, bowling and fielding. Having a three-dimensional player is an added advantage to the team.
Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Kiran More has showered his praise on Hardik Pandya. According to him, Indian all-rounder and Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya is now a four-dimensional player.
“For me, Hardik was a young kid, who wanted to perform all the time. I now believe he is a four-dimensional player now. Earlier he was a three-dimensional player because he is a bowler, batter, and a fielder but now he is captain as well.
“So you feel proud that you have such a talented cricketer on the national side,” said former Indian cricketer, Kiran More while speaking to SG Podcast.
Hardik Pandya finished the season as the leading run-scorer for Gujarat Titans. He has aggregated 487 runs to his name including four half-centuries. Hardik Pandya has been brilliant with the bat and scored runs when it mattered the most.
Apart from that, he has been pretty decent with the ball as well. Having played 15 games for the franchise, he has accounted for 8 dismissals. He has maintained a bowling average of 27.75 and an economy of 7.28.