Gujarat Titans were not the title favorites for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, but they stunned everyone by winning the trophy in their maiden season. The won 10 matches in the league stage and then beat Rajasthan Royals in two knockout matches to win the title.
Captain Hardik Panday was lauded by many for his leadership style. Gary Kirsten, who was the batting coach and team’s mentor, highlighted the role played by Hardik.
“Hardik played a massive role for GT as a captain and a different role to what he has done in the past for Mumbai Indians,” Kirsten told Cricbuzz. The 28-year-old scored 487 runs with a strike rate of 131.26. Pandya took 3 wickets and scored 34 runs in the tournament’s finale.
‘His captaincy was beautiful to watch and a real lesson to many other captains. He never chased the spotlight and the profile that comes with the captaincy. He remained grounded, who was easy to approach and always took questions from the teammates,” he added.