Hardik Pandya with the IPL trophy. PTI
Novel Delhi, Would possibly well seemingly 30
After main Gujarat Titans to the Indian Premier League (IPL) title in their first season, successful the Twenty20 World Cup for India is next on Hardik Pandya’s bucket list.
Pandya led by instance in Sunday’s final against 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals as Gujarat triumphed by seven wickets in front of bigger than one lakh fans at their home ground in Ahmedabad.
Pandya claimed three vital wickets, along side that of the tournament’s main scorer Jos Buttler, to ban Rajasthan to a total which Gujarat chased down with 11 balls to spare.
It additionally proved Pandya has entirely recovered from a support injury which had forced him to play purely as a batter over the closing two seasons.
Requested what could perchance seemingly be his next purpose, the 28-twelve months-aged acknowledged: “Fully to make a choice the World Cup for India it’s not major what happens.
“I would possibly present it every thing I in actuality have. Repeatedly been that type of man to position the crew first. For me the aim would perchance be easy: to be obvious my crew will get it essentially the most.
“It has repeatedly been a pleasure for me to portray the country … Prolonged period of time, rapid period of time. I desire to make a choice the World Cup it’s not major what happens.”
Outdated gamers along side ex-India captain Sunil Gavaskar have praised Pandya’s peaceable and deft leadership which, they judge, modified into vital to Gujarat’s victory.
“Obviously this would maybe be a minute bit special because I in actuality have received it as a captain,” acknowledged Pandya, who had received four IPL titles with Mumbai Indians sooner than taking on the leadership role at Gujarat.
“I pick into consideration myself very lucky that I in actuality have performed 5 finals, and have lifted the trophy 5 instances.
“Obviously this would maybe simply hotfoot away a legacy because we’re a brand current franchise, taking part in for the first time, and we’re champions within the first season.”