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IPL 2022: Hardik Pandya proud of bowlers

‘Very happy with the way everyone is stepping up at the right time’

Our Bureau Published 03.04.22, 01:46 AM
Hardik Pandya

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Two wins from two matches and Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya is happy.

“Not bad, to be honest. Very happy with the way everyone is stepping up at the right time. We thought we might be 10-15 runs short sometimes, but with the attack we have, we can restrict them to 20-25 runs short,” Pandya said.


“That (15th) over from Lockie (Ferguson) changed the momentum. I thought par score was 185, to be honest. When Rishabh was there, I thought the game was in the balance.

“Varun (Aaron) felt something happened to him and didn’t bowl. The courage (Rahul) Tewatia and Vijay (Shankar) showed… though they had not been told to bowl, they stepped up,” Pandya said.

He was all praise for Shubman Gill’s 84 off 46 balls.

“Fantastic, this is the Shubman Gill we all want to see. The kind of confidence he’s carrying is going to come to all the batters.”

Man of the Match Ferguson praised Pandya’s captaincy. “Hardik is good at giving you the confidence and permission to play the game you want to play.”

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