IPL 2022: I have started to balance things in my life, says Hardik Pandya after taking Gujarat Titans to the final

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IPL 2022: I have started to balance things in my life, says Hardik Pandya after taking Gujarat Titans to the final
IPL 2022: I have started to balance things in my life, says Hardik Pandya after taking Gujarat Titans to the final

IPL 2022: I have started to balance things in my life, says Hardik Pandya after taking Gujarat Titans to the final

IPL 2022: A unique perspective Hardik Pandya has risen to prominence in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season, and the Gujarat Titans‘ (GT) captain believes he has finally found a balance on and off the field.

Gujarat Titans, a first-time club, have reached the final in their inaugural season, and Pandya’s 453 runs in 15 games and seven wickets have played a factor, in addition to his calm demeanour as captain.

“I’ve started to balance things in my life. It has been a constant effort through the last couple of years,” Pandya, who was once known for his flamboyant attitude said after the Titans’ comfortable seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in first qualifier.

“In the end, my family, my son, my wife, and my brother as well have played a big role. They kind of allowed me to get neutral in life. I look forward to go home and spend some time with family. And that’s made me a better cricketer as well,” he added on a pragmatic note.

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The feeling of reaching the final, according to Pandya, will take some time to sink in.
“Don’t have much feeling right now. Trying to be neutral (calm) again I’ll say.”
The mood in the dressing room, as well as the presence of certain notable persons, has produced such a remarkable result.

“All the 23 players are different characters, bring different things to the table. Was saying to Miller as well: if you have good people around you, you also get good things. It’s been that story for us. The kind of people we have, the genuine human beings we have..

“I genuinely see even the players in the dugout are trying and praying for them to make sure they do well. That is something fantastic and that is the reason we have reached where we have reached. It’s all about making sure we respect this game.”

He was full of admiration for Rashid Khan, who had another successful day with the ball.
“Rash has been fantastic throughout the season and throughout his cricketing journey.”

He praised Miller, who has won at least four games in the tournament by himself thus far.

“But I’m proud of Miller – the way we have played. Wherever my team requires me to play, I don’t generally demand where I want to bat. That’s not how I’ve got success.”