Hardik Pandya has done exceptionally well as a captain of Gujarat Titans, with his team sure to finish among the top two teams. Hardik’s impressive leadership has surprised many, including former Aussie spinner Brad Hogg, who sees MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma shades in his captaincy.
Hardik has guided the Titans to the playoff spot in the 15th season of the league. They are the only side to make it to the knockout matches after winning 10 of their 13 games. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Hogg admitted that he sees components of Dhoni’s leadership qualities in Hardik.
“He is cool, calm and collected like MS Dhoni. He talks to his players to make sure they’ve got a clear mind of what they want to execute under pressure,” he said.
Hogg further opined that, like Rohit, Hardik gives bowlers the chance to control the game and only speaks to a player when he is not sure about the performance.