Workforce India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is having a dream run as a pacesetter in 2022. After being launched by Mumbai Indians (MI) forward of this yr’s Indian Premier League (IPL), Pandya was roped in because the captain of debutants Gujarat Titans (GT).
The 28-year-old justified the transfer and guided the Titans to the playoffs, after which propelled the Gujarat-based franchise to their maiden title triumph. Following the profitable IPL season, Pandya made a comeback to Workforce India’s T20I squad.
Pandya was then appointed as skipper for the primary time within the Eire sequence, the place the Males in Blue registered a clear sweep. He was as soon as once more appointed because the stand-in skipper of India within the recently-concluded fifth and last T20I towards West Indies on Sunday.
Pandya led the staff within the absence of normal captain Rohit Sharma, who was given relaxation for the useless rubber. The Baroda cricketer continued his spectacular run as a pacesetter, guaranteeing India’s 88-run win over the hosts on the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Floor in Lauderhill.
Hardik scored a 16-ball 28 in Workforce India’s huge whole of 188/7 after batting first, with Shreyas Iyer (64) being the highest scorer for the vacationers. In reply, West Indies have been bundled out for a mere 100 as Hardik accomplished his third win as India captain.
After the competition, Hardik was requested whether or not he sees himself as a everlasting Workforce India captain, to which the all-rounder responded positively and expressed his intentions to guide India.
“Yeah! why not? If I get a chance sooner or later, I’ll be very happy to do this, however proper now, we have now the World Cup, and we have now the Asia Cup [coming up],” stated Hardik within the post-match presentation.
“We’re going to deal with that and ensure as a staff what we’re doing, we proceed [with that] and make it possible for all of the skillsets, which we’re studying we are able to hold getting higher at it, and on the identical level of time benefit from the recreation as nicely,” he added.