had a dream Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. He led Gujarat Titans to the title within the franchise’s maiden season. Hardik starred each with the bat and ball. He was the top-scorer for Gujarat with a tally of 487 in 15 matches at a median of 44.27. With the ball, Hardik took eight wickets. Out of these, three got here within the closing as Hardik led GT from the entrance within the title conflict in opposition to Rajasthan Royals. He was additionally named the ‘Participant of the Match’ within the closing.
Now, Hardik will play the five-match T20I collection in opposition to South Africa, beginning in Delhi on June 9. Earlier than that, he obtained a phrase of recommendation from former Indian cricket staff skipper Mohammed Azharuddin.
“He has the flexibility, he has executed nicely for the Indian staff, however due to the accidents, he was not within the staff persistently. He has come again now, he’s bowling his 4 overs. How lengthy he’ll bowl we actually do not know. However we undoubtedly need him to bowl since he’s an all-rounder,” Azharuddin was quoted as saying.
“Within the IPL closing (in opposition to Rajasthan Royals), he fully modified the sport, three wickets in 4 overs, then he scored 34 fast runs. He is an efficient expertise, simply wants that consistency.”
The all-rounder just lately mentioned that he’ll look to duplicate his IPL exploits on the worldwide stage, saying that the “outdated Hardik might be again”.
“The outdated Hardik might be again. Now the followers are again, it is time for me to make comeback. Quite a lot of matches are going to be performed and I am wanting ahead to it. What I did for my franchise, I may even be sure that I may do the identical for my nation,” Hardik mentioned in a video uploaded on GT’s Twitter deal with.
Previous to the IPL, Hardik had missed quite a bit worldwide motion owing to a long-term again damage.
Whereas there was hypothesis that Hardik was dropped from the staff on account of health points, the all-rounder mentioned that it was his determination to take a break from the sport.
“Lot of individuals do not know that I took off; It was my determination. Quite a lot of false impression is that I used to be dropped. You get dropped if you find yourself out there. Grateful to the BCCI as they allowed me to take lengthy breaks and didn’t even pressure me to come back again,” he added.
The 28-year-old final performed for India throughout the T20 World Cup within the UAE in 2021.
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