IPL 2022: Always wanted responsibility as cricketer, makes you better player, says Hardik Pandya relishing captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is revelling in his new position because the chief of Gujarat Titans, saying further accountability and challenges have made him a greater cricketer.
Pandya notched his third win as skipper within the IPL on Friday when Gujarat Titans beat Punjab Kings by six wickets.
The brand new entrants have a 100 per cent file within the league, having gained all their three matches performed thus far. They sit second on the factors desk.

Pandya has been contributing with the bat, in addition to bowling a full quota of 4 overs whereas additionally captaining the facet.
“I’m having fun with captaincy, all the time needed to have accountability as a cricketer and that’s I’ve turn out to be a greater cricketer, as a result of going through challenges makes you higher,” he mentioned on the publish match presentation.
“I’ve been on each facet earlier than – I’ve gained and misplaced – so (I am) cool and composed as a result of I attempt to keep impartial.
“That is our staff motto as properly, win or lose we’re impartial, we have a good time our losses additionally, they’re essential because it offers the wins extra worth,” he added.
Younger Shubman Gill scored a powerful 96 off 59 balls earlier than all-rounder Rahul Tewatia hit a few sixes off the final two deliveries to seal a memorable win for the Titans.
Gill has been in splendid type as earlier than the 96 in opposition to Punjab Kings, he had smashed an 84 in opposition to Delhi Capitals.
“Shubman is taking a whole lot of accountability, he expresses himself within the conferences and that’s displaying in his batting additionally. He is aware of how vital he’s for the franchise and the way in which he has batted within the final two matches and did not must say an excessive amount of to him, simply to take pleasure in.”
Rashid Khan is his trump card, mentioned skipper Pandya, who feels the star spinner has the flexibility to tug the staff out of any scenario in a match.
Gujarat Titans had picked up Rashid within the draft. Such is the spinner’s impact on the matches, that the opposition batters usually attempt to play out his 4 overs with out taking any dangers.
“Rashid Khan is my trump card and I am going to use him within the worse scenario to deliver me out of that.
“Numerous time I’ve seen that within the IPL, batters try to play him out which I do not need. I need individuals to assault him and that is the place he has been very helpful to us,” Pandya added.
The skipper lavished wealthy reward on the Afghan spinner.
“It is a blessing to have somebody like Rashid within the staff. that at any given level he can put you again within the recreation.
“That is the position that has been given to him, he is the vice-captain due to the significance he has. He’s an aggressive spinner who’s all the time seeking to take wickets.”

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