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So did Hardik Pandya learn captaincy tricks in Mumbai Indians? Revealed after defeating Dhoni’s team

New Delhi. Gujarat Titans, already booked for the IPL 2022 playoffs, registered their 10th win of the season by defeating their Chennai Super Kings. With this win, Titans secured a place in Qualifier 1. Despite being the debut season, the Gujarat team led by Hardik Pandya has shown a great game so far this season. The team has won 10 out of 13 matches and has got 20 points.

In the match against Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat achieved the target of 134 runs by losing 3 wickets in 5 balls. At the beginning of the 15th season of the IPL, it was being talked about that without the right team balance, the Gujarat team looked inexperienced. The initial victory of this team was taken as a fluke or it was seen to be associated with luck. But as the IPL progressed, this team started showing its juggernaut and with the 10th win, this team will finish the league stage as the top-2 team.

We were in no hurry to finish the match: Hardik
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya was also very happy with this victory. He said after the match, “We were in no hurry to finish the match. Because there were no extra marks to be got. Winning was important for us and our focus was on it.”

‘The experience of Mumbai Indians is coming in handy in captaincy’
Regarding his captaincy, Hardik said, “I have done well in this role so far. Because in the previous franchise, players were given a lot of responsibility. I too have thoroughly enjoyed that responsibility and it has helped me a lot as a captain. What I had done in the past as a player, my experience as a captain came in handy. Actually, Hardik was referring to his previous IPL team Mumbai Indians.

Hardik was with Mumbai Indians since his IPL debut in 2015. He took 42 wickets along with scoring 1476 runs for this team. He was part of the team’s leadership group. During this time, he learned the tricks of captaincy, which are coming in handy while taking over the command of Gujarat Titans.

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‘Ashish Nehra and I have similar mindset’
Regarding his jugalbandi with coach Ashish Nehra, Hardik said, “Ashu pa (Ashish Nehra) and I have the same mindset. We understand each other’s point without saying much. While choosing the team, we see if any player needs rest. If it doesn’t happen then we don’t change the team to keep the momentum going. That’s why Gujarat’s performance in this season has been so good. Because this team did not make many changes in the playing XI.

Tags: Ashish nehra, Gujarat Titans, Hardik Pandya, IPL 2022, Mumbai Indians

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