There’s no pecking order in a group of rises, which has been the victory mantra for Gujarat Titans, said pro-all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has taken to captaincy like an angle takes to water in the modern franchise’s initiation year.
MUMBAI: There’s no pecking order in a group of rises which has absolutely been the victory mantra for Gujarat Titans, said pro-all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has taken to captaincy like angle takes to water in modern franchise’s initiation year.
Pandya’s elevation to captaincy for the modern franchise had raised a few eyebrows ahead of the season, despite being out of favor and battling back injury since his T20 World Container appearance in the UAE last year.
But the Titans have turned heads with eight wins from nine matches, five of them coming in a push after their Saturday’s six-wicket win over Illustrious Challengers Bangalore too, for all intents and purposes, seal their playoff billet in their beginning year.
As an individual, I continuously make it beyond any doubt that I do not like to develop fairly as a person. I like to develop with my partners or individuals around me. That’s the reason for our victory as well. I could be the captain, but there’s no progression, “Pandya said at the post-match media interaction at the Brabourne Stadium here. Everyone is going the same way – one for all and all for one. That’s the approach we’re taking, which is the reason I think the boys feel they are as critical as the captain.
So, without a doubt, we’re taking advantage of the modern opportunity, with an incredible group of people around us. comes to going our way, I can’t inquire for a better distance, the 28-year-old added. Chasing 171, GT were decreased to 95/4 inside 13 overs as they had a tough condition of 58 off 30 balls as Rahul Tewatia (43 not out off 25 balls) once more played the part of a finisher with David Mill operator (39 not out; 24b) in his company. The team took them over the line with three balls to save, as GT presently has 16 focuses from nine focuses, nearly certain of making the playoffs.
Rahul has been colossal for us. The kind of certainty he carries has been phenomenal. Rahul and Mill operator) are venturing up at whatever point they get the opportunity and making it beyond any doubt that they get the work for the group, “he said. The other day at the Wankhede, Tewatia crushed an unbeaten 40 from 21 balls, whereas Rashid Khan made an 11-ball 31 not out to drag off a heist against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“With the kind of players we have, somebody like Tewatia, Rashid, and Mill operator as well, it gives a part of esteem. We are backing their bats. It gives me more certainty that indeed, 8-9-10 can win the amusement for us. That’s a great sign for us, “he said. Hardik too credited his bowlers for keeping star Indian batsman Virat Kohli out after he returned to form with his first half-century (58; 53b) in 14 matches.
“We executed our plans lovely well for him. There was one point of time where he was in his zone, pivoting the strike well, and that’s where our bowlers made beyond any doubt to urge some dab balls there to break their momentum. “Rajat (Patidar) was also going phenomenal at one point of the game, but our bowlers made beyond any doubt they kept it tight, particularly against Virat, and didn’t permit him to urge into his beat,” he included.
The injury-prone Indian all-rounders have not bowled in the last three matches. As for my bowling, I don’t have to… Whenever it comes, it comes, “he concluded. The Gujarat Titans next face the Punjab Kings at the DY Patil Navi Mumbai on May 3.