Gujarat Titans became the first team to qualify for the IPL 2022 playoffs after putting on a show during the regular round.
The Titans have been a side to beat in the 15th season of the IPL, Hardik proved the doubters wrong with his leadership skills and street smart decisions despite having no prior captaincy experience. and He has emerged as the finest skipper of the competition thus far.
Hardik’s command of his men is remarkable, and as a result, the team sees a new match-winner in each game. The choice to give an uncapped R Sai Kishore his first cap at the end of the competition demonstrates the team’s management and skipper’s faith in their bench strength.
Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden reckons Hardik is displaying all the attributes of a strong leader in the ongoing tournament, as he continues to perform well against major teams.
“Good cricketers, good leaders in particular keep their best for the best of times and that’s Hardik Pandya (for you) right now. He’s performing well in all departments. I love his energy and the enthusiasm that he brings to the table.” Matthew Hayden said