Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is probably enjoying the best time of his career at the moment as he has made an impressive comeback after dealing with injuries for the past year or two.
Before the start of IPL 2022, many questions were being raised regarding the captaincy of Hardik Pandya. At the same time, veterans were questioning Pandyas future as a player. But this player has given a befitting reply to his critics as the captain of Gujarat Titans (GT). Apart from this, he has performed brilliantly with both bat and ball this season. Pandya has got the reward of performing brilliantly in this seasons IPL. This all-rounder, who has been out of the team for some time, has returned to the Indian team. He has been made a part of the Indian team for the series of 5 T20 matches against South Africa. It is also being said that Pandya can be the captain of the Indian team during Indias tour of Ireland. It is being told in media reports that discussion is going on in the name of Hardik Pandya for this tour.
Significantly, after the upcoming T20 series against South Africa, the Indian team will go on a tour of England. But during the same time the Indian team will play a series of 2 T20 matches against Ireland. The Indian team will play 2 T20 matches against Ireland on 26 June and 28 June. Both these T20 matches will be played in Dublin. Actually, it is believed that many big players will not be part of the Indian team in the series against Ireland. In such a situation, Hardik Pandya can be made the captain of the Indian team for this tour. Also, the head coach of the Indian cricket team, Rahul Dravid, will also not be present on this tour. In such a situation, the head of NCA VVS Laxman will go with the Indian team and will take over as the coach.
In this season IPL, Hardik Pandya got a chance to captain for the first time. He captained Gujarat Titans (GT), part of the IPL for the first time. Pandya has impressed a lot with his captaincy. Gujarat Titans (GT) topped the points table in the league stage. At the same time, Gujarat Titans (GT) have reached the final after defeating Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Qualifier-1. In the league stage, Gujarat Titans (GT) was the table topper with 20 points winning 10 matches. Gujarat Titans (GT) had to face defeat in 4 matches of the league stage. Gujarat Titans (GT) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) to secure their place in the final in Qualifier-1 played at Aden Gardens, Kolkata. Qualifier-2 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) this evening. The winning team in this match will face Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans (GT) in the final. The final match will be played on May 29 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.