Shoaib Akhtar stated that Hardik Pandya is “knocking on the door of the Indian captaincy”.© Twitter
Former Pakistan pacer stated that is “knocking on the door of the Indian captaincy” after the all-rounder has left his mark on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 together with his management qualities. Making a formidable captaincy debut, Hardik has guided debutants GT to IPL 2022 last, the place they’re going to be dealing with Rajasthan Royals on the Narendra Modi stadium on Sunday. Other than his management qualities, Hardik can be GT’s main run-scorer to date this season with 453 runs in 14 matches, placing at a median of 45.30.
“It’s a indisputable fact that Hardik Pandya is leaving a mark. He’s knocking on the door of Indian captaincy. One isn’t certain how lengthy Rohit Sharma will proceed as captain,”
Akhtar, nevertheless, stated that Hardik must deal with his health and bowling, including that it will be troublesome for the 28-year-old to discover a place within the Indian crew solely as a batter.
“It is by no means simple to captain the Indian cricket crew. Hardik has proved his level (as a pacesetter) however he nonetheless must deal with his health and bowling. When he was match as an all-rounder, he was an automated selection within the Indian crew. As a pure batter, although, there isn’t any emptiness within the Indian crew,” he added.
GT certified for the playoffs after ending the league stage as table-toppers with 10 wins from 14 video games. In Qualifier 1, GT defeated RR by 7 wickets to e book their place within the last.
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