SportsIPL 2022: Hardik Pandya said, 'Want to take more responsibility than batting'

IPL 2022: Hardik Pandya said, ‘Want to take more responsibility than batting’

Mumbai: Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya said that he will not be able to bat with the bat after registering a five-wicket win against Lucknow Super Giants in an Indian Premier League match here on Monday. Wants to take more responsibility.

Hardik, playing competitive cricket for the first time after the ICC T20 World Cup, played a crucial innings of 33 runs in 28 balls in this match and also completed his quota of four overs without any success in bowling. Batting first, Lucknow scored 158 runs for five wickets but Gujarat Titans achieved the target with two balls to spare.
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When asked about batting at the fourth order at the post-match awards ceremony, Pandya said, “I want to take more responsibility as a batsman. Every member of the team played their part in this victory of ours. He praised the man of the match Mohammed Shami, saying, ‘When the wicket gives you a little help, Shami becomes really dangerous. He got us off to a great start.

Shami, who took three wickets for 25 runs in four overs in the match, said, “I just wanted to bowl good line and length.” Wanted to get it done but he refused. Shami said, “Hardik asked me to bowl the fourth consecutive over but I myself refused him.”


Hardik Pandya (IPL photo)