IPL 2022: Will bat at No 4 so others can play freely, believes Gujarat skipper Hardik Pandya

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IPL 2022: Will bat at No 4 so others can play freely, believes Gujarat skipper Hardik Pandya
IPL 2022: Will bat at No 4 so others can play freely, believes Gujarat skipper Hardik Pandya

IPL 2022: Will bat at No 4 so others can play freely, believes Gujarat skipper Hardik Pandya

IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans (GT) skipper Hardik Pandya expressed happiness after his team overcame Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 debutants’ match on Monday.

Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni fought their way to 158/6 in their 20 overs, before Gujarat Titans, who were making their IPL debut, chased down the score with two balls to spare.

“This was the right game for us to be on either side and learn, but have learnt a lot by winning. Shami is known for his seam positions and he got us to a great start. We would have any day taken 160 on this wicket. Mostly I’ll bat at number four because I want to take pressure with my experience so that the others can play freely. We want to win as a team and nobody can take the contribution away from anyway,” said Hardik in a post-match presentation.

IPL 2022: Will bat at No 4 so others can play freely, believes Gujarat skipper Hardik Pandya
Will bat at No 4 so others can play freely, believes Gujarat skipper Hardik Pandya

“It was quite humid as well, so I wouldn’t have finished Shami’s spell over there. Manohar is some talent to look at with the talent he has. He is someone who you are going to hear about in the future. Tewatia was sensational as well. Getting out to Krunal would have pinched me more had we lost, but now the family is neutral and happy. He got me out and we won the match,” he added.