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Ireland vs India: Hardik Pandya relishes captaincy, says it brings best out of him | Cricket News – Times of India

MALAHIDE: He struck gold in his debut season as captain in the IPL, and Hardik Pandya admits that responsibility brings out the best in him on a cricket field. Hardik, who led the Gujarat Titans to the IPL title in the side's and his debut season earlier this year, has been named as captain of the Indian team for the two-match T20 International series against Ireland, starting here on Sunday. And the dashing all-rounder said he believes in taking ownership on the field. "Earlier also, I liked taking up responsibility and now also it is the same but it is a bit more responsibility now. I always believed that I did better when I took responsibility," Hardik said during a virtual press conference on the eve of the first T20I. 💬💬 I have performed well when I have taken up responsibility: #T...
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India vs South Africa 2022: Hardik Pandya recalls the sacrifice made on comeback trail | Cricket News – Times of India

CUTTACK: Hardik Pandya is getting back into the Team India groove with his trademark unruffled way of looking at things. In a video posted by the BCCI, Pandya, who led Gujarat Titans to the IPL title recently, recalled the hard work needed to earn a recall. “I was happy. It was more about the battles I won against my own self and a lot of other things as well. Winning the IPL, or even qualifying (for playoffs) was a big deal for me because a lot of people doubted us. A lot of people frowned at us before we started. A lot of people raised a lot of questions. A lot of things were said about me even before I made a comeback,” Pandya said. From emotions on making a comeback to #TeamIndia and #TATAIPL triumph to goals for the future. 👏 👍DO NOT MISS as… https://t.co/CZeEsmlgaq— BCCI (@BCCI) 1...
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Devotion and courage: David Miller’s rise from talented teen to international match-winner

When David Miller was around three years old, his father Andrew gifted him a plastic golf set. He gently rolled a ball at the toddler, and David, with a fluid straight swing of the miniature club, swung it over his father’s head. “I was expecting him to swing across the line, as kids of his age do. Never imagined that he would hit straight over my head,” Andrew narrates to the Indian Express. He screamed in excitement. His wife offered a word of caution. “She was like wait, try once more. Maybe it was a fluke. So I bowled once more around the same area. The result was the same, straight over my head,” he says, his voice seemingly recapturing the raw excitement that he felt nearly three decades ago. He blurted out to his wife: “One day, he would play for South Africa. I did not mean it a...
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South Africa hope their IPL stars will come good against India | Cricket News – Times of India

Miller, De Kock, Rabada, Markram performed well in the just-concluded tournamentNEW DELHI: Just a week back, Gujarat Titans won the 2022 Indian Premier League in style; it was their maiden appearance in the marquee tournament. Hardik Pandya led the team with aplomb, contributing to the winning cause with both bat and ball. There were other key performers like Shubman Gill, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shami, Rahul Tewatia, who time and again rose to the occasion. But one name simply stands out, and that is David Miller. The South African middle-order batsman won Titans the most number of games (6 in total), and during a chase he was often on top of his game. Batting mostly at number five, Miller ended up becoming the sixth highest run-getter of the tournament; with an average of 68.71 and a st...
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Hardik Pandya is now a ‘four-dimensional’ cricketer, says Kiran More | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former wicket-keeper batter Kiran More showered praise on Gujarat Titans' captain Hardik Pandya, saying that the star all-rounder has now become a "four-dimensional" cricketer. Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, the new franchise, Gujarat Titans picked Hardik via the draft and named him captain of the side. However, there were doubts over his bowling fitness as well as captaincy skills, given that he had led only once in senior cricket previously. But, Pandya put an end to all such doubts with his heroics with both bat and ball and under his captaincy, Gujarat Titans became the IPL 2022 champions. "The best moment for me in IPL 15 was the way Gujarat Titans played cricket. It was outstanding. And especially Hardik becoming a captain and lifting the trophy, his personal perfo...
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Mohammed Shami: In every match for Gujarat Titans, a new face stepped up | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The recently concluded 2022 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) turned out to be unforgettable for Gujarat Titans, who clinched the trophy in their maiden season of the T20 extravaganza. A team that wasn't given a chance to be contenders and were labelled weak after the mega auction ran all the way to the trophy after defeating Rajasthan Royals in the title clash on May 29 in front of 1,04,859 fans at Narendra Modi Stadium, co-incidentally their home ground. Now, their pace spearhead Mohammed Shami spilled the beans on what worked for Gujarat in winning IPL 2022. In a video posted by the franchise on their social media accounts, Shami revealed that different players stepping up to do the job for the side in various matches played a part in their triumphant campaign. Sea...
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Hardik is the junior version of Dhoni: R Sai Kishore | Cricket News – Times of India

He warmed the benches during his two seasons with Chennai Super Kings, but when R Sai Kishore got the big break thanks to Gujarat Titans in this IPL season -- the Tamil Nadu left-arm spinner made an impression. The 25-year-old's 6 wickets from 5 matches at an economy rate of 7.56 for Gujarat showed that Sai Kishore is more than ready for the IPL stage. Sai Kishore was spot on in his IPL debut against Lucknow Super Giants with figures of 2-0-7-2. After that game, Gujarat skipper Hardik Pandya had remarked, "I've rated him quite high as a left-arm spinner. He's quite a technical bowler. Because of his height and his pace, he gets a little extra from the pitch." Interestingly, it was Sai Kishore's sharp fielding -- having Quinton de Kock caught at cover point region -- that first caught th...
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South Africa captain Bavuma happy to discuss Miller role in T20 side | Cricket News – Times of India

CAPE TOWN: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma is open to talking with David Miller about batting higher up the order in Twenty20s as the team prepares for a five-match tour of India starting in June. Miller has failed to impress for South Africa in white ball cricket in the last few years, but had an outstanding Indian Premier League season with champions Gujarat Titans in a stunning reversal of form. He batted mostly at number five, as opposed to his usual six with South Africa, where he scored 481 with the best average in the competition of 68.71 at a strike rate of 143. "He has performed exceedingly well in IPL. Whatever feelings of insecurity he had are gone now," Bavuma told reporters on Tuesday. "We will have a conversation. He is an important member of the team. If he feels he can...
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Gujarat Titans take out victory parade on open-top bus, meet state CM | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Thousands of fans on Monday flooded the city's streets as Gujarat Titans took out a victory parade on an open-top bus to celebrate their title triumph in a memorable maiden season in the IPL. On the same day, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel hosted the state's newly-crowned Indian Premier League champions and felicitated them. "Got a chance to interact with players of IPL 2022 winners Gujarat Titans. They presented me a bat with signatures of all squad members. The proceeds from it will be used in the education of the daughters of the state. Congratulations to all the players," the chief minister wrote on his Twitter handle. IPL-2022 માં વિજેતા ‘ગુજરાત ટાઇટન્સ’ના ખેલાડીઓને મળી તેમની સાથે વાર્તાલાપનો અવસર ખૂબ મજાનો બની રહ્યો. ટીમના બધા જ… https://t.co/x7T9mIvpOM— Bhu...
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Sunil Gavaskar feels Hardik Pandya has emerged as a contender for India captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Impressed by Hardik Pandya's "leadership qualities" in IPL 15, batting legend Sunil Gavaskar feels the star all-rounder has emerged as a strong contender to lead the Indian team in near future. Making a comeback after a subdued outing in the T20 World Cup last year, Hardik captained Gujarat Titans to a memorable title triumph in a dream maiden IPL season, forcing those who gave the first-timers no chance before the tournament to eat humble pie. "Yes definitely. Not just my estimation, but everybody's estimation (Hardik's reputation as a leader has gone up). This was an aspect of his game which nobody had too much information about," Gavaskar told Star Sports. "When you have leadership qualities, it automatically opens the door for honours at the national level to be able to c...
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Debutants impressed, powerhouses struggled in expanded IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As fireworks lit up the Ahmedabad night sky and confetti rained on Hardik Pandya and his triumphant Gujarat Titans team mates, another edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) came to a glitzy end on Sunday after two months of breakneck action. More than 100,000 fans thronged the Narendra Modi Stadium where Gujarat capped a fairytale first season by outplaying 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals in a low-scoring final. "This has been a truly memorable season with our fans back in the stadium, celebrating every moment," tweeted Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah. India's struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic had forced the organisers to hold the entire 2020 edition of the tournament in the United Arab Emirates, which also hosted the second half o...
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If India need a captain in a couple of years I wouldn’t look past Hardik: Vaughan

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has hailed Hardik Pandya as a future India captain after he led first-timers Gujarat Titans to an IPL title win. Hardik led from the front with a three-wicket haul and a crucial 34 as Gujarat defeated former champions Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to lift the 2022 IPL trophy on Sunday. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 “Fantastic achievement for a new franchise… If India need a captain in a couple of years I wouldn’t look past @hardikpandya7… Well done Gujurat .. #IPL2022,” Vaughan tweeted.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium Rohit Sharma is currently the Indian captain across formats, having taken over from Virat Kohli. Fantastic achievement for a new franchise …...
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IPL 2022: Wanted to be flag-bearer of how my team would function, says Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Minutes after the final was over, Hardik Pandya was quietly caressing the IPL trophy flap as one of the BCCI employees was inscribing the name of new champions 'Gujarat Titans'. It seemed as if an indulgent father was tousling his son's hair with love. That trophy was indeed Pandya's labour of love. For all the hard work put in after some years of circumspection and uncertainties. We all saw it but he dealt with it. His wife Natasha hugged him. It was an act of assurance -- that his support system is firmly behind him, earlier in 'thin' and now in 'thick'. "I live and feed on love, which I keep getting from my family," said the man, who won it for the Titans in first half itself with the wickets of Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer. The 34 runs in a low-scoring ch...
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Sangakkara: Ashwin needs to think of improvement and bowl more off-spinners | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Ravichandran Ashwin is a legend in his own right but he still needs to think about improvement and bowl the conventional off-break deliveries more frequently, feels Rajasthan Royals Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara. The 36-year-old veteran off-spinner, India's second highest Test wicket taker (442), is known to experiment a lot with his bowling. He often bowls the conventional off-breaks lesser compared to the carrom balls that goes away from the right handers. "Ash (Ashwin) has done a great job for us," Sangakkara said at the post-match press conference after RR lost to Gujarat Titans by seven wickets in the IPL final on Sunday. "Even for Ash, being a legend in terms of what he has achieved on the cricketing pitch, there will be a lot of improvements and thinking to do, ...
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IPL Final 2022, GT vs RR: Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson ‘proud’ of his team despite losing title to Gujarat Titans | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Despite losing the title of Indian Premier League 2022 to Gujarat Titans by seven wickets on Sunday, Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson was proud of his team for putting up powerful performances throughout this season and offering fans moments of happiness. RR finished second in the league table with nine wins out of the 14 matches and successfully qualified, and then went on to play GT in the summit clash for the title. Samson said that this was a special season for Rajasthan Royals, who finished as runners-up in the IPL 2022. "This season is really special for us. We have been able to play good cricket and give fans some happy moments. All the youngsters and seniors played well as a team, I am proud of my team," Samson said in the post-match presentation. He added that t...
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IPL Final 2022, GT vs RR: Winning IPL after winning Under-19 World Cup is big, means a lot, says Shubman Gill | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Shubman Gill's six off Obed McCoy's bowling sealed the deal for debutants Gujarat Titans as they defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the final to win the IPL title here at the Narendra Modi stadium on Sunday. Gill scored an unbeaten 45 off 43 balls to ensure his team chased down 131-run target in 18.1 overs. "It means a lot. After winning the under-19 World Cup, winning the IPL is just as big, " said Gujarat Titans opener Shubman Gill after the IPL final. The 22-year old batter played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous three seasons and this year was retained by Gujarat Titans team for Rs 7 crores and the youngster played a crucial role in giving his side steady starts throughout the season and in the final he was the highest run-scorer for his side. 1/14In P...
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Debutants to champions: Pandya leads Gujarat Titans to 2022 IPL title

Having begun the Indian Premier League 2022 under an injury cloud and as a raw captain, Hardik Pandya delivered the title for Gujarat Titans in their maiden season in their first match at their home ground, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, with a spell of 4-0-17-3 and a pressure-easing 34 off 30 in the small chase of 131. Pandya seals it with the ball Against one of the top two bowling sides in the powerplay this IPL – the second being themselves – RR had come through the field restrictions for the loss of only Yashasvi Jaiswal. They were 60 at the start of the ninth over, the first one from Hardik Pandya. It wasn’t a runaway score, but on a used surface they had played on two nights ago in the Qualifier 2, with the ball gripping and holding up, it wasn’t a bad platform at all. 🚨...
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IPL Final 2022: ‘Hardik Pandya – a leader of men’

Newcomer Gujarat Titans won the Indian Premier League at its first attempt on Sunday with allrounder Hardik Pandya leading his team to an emphatic seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in the final. Pandya grabbed 3/17 with impeccable medium-fast bowling to restrict Rajasthan to 130/9 after Sanju Samson won the toss and chose to bat. Pandya then made a crucial 34 off 30 balls as Gujarat reached 133-3 in 18.1 overs in front of a raucous crowd of more than 100,000 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Opening batter Shubman Gill top-scored with an unbeaten 45 and sealed the memorable win with a six off Obed McCoy over deep square leg.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium Pandya’s superb bowling in the middle overs derailed Rajasthan’s bid for a second IPL title since winning th...
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IPL 2022: RR’s Jos Buttler bags Orange Cap with 863 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Rajasthan Royals opening batter Jos Buttler held the Orange Cap in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Englishman registered a whopping total of 863 runs in 17 matches, at an average of 57.53 and a strike rate of 149.05. Second in the tally was Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul with 616 runs, Buttler surpassed Delhi Capitals batter, David Warner's tally of 848 runs to become the second-highest scorer of all time in an IPL season. He also smashed four centuries and four half-centuries in IPL 2022. Coming to the summit clash, Hardik Pandya's all-round performance of 34 runs with the bat and a three-wicket haul with ball powered debutants Gujarat Titans to a seven-wicket win over inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals here at the Narendra Modi Stadium on S...
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IPL 2022: RR’s Yuzvendra Chahal wins Purple Cap with 27 wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Rajasthan Royals spinner Yuzvendra Chahal held the Purple Cap in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Chahal scalped a total of 27 wickets, at an average of 19.51 and an economy of 7.75 in 17 matches of IPL 2022. He was followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore spinner Wanindu Hasaranga with 26 wickets. Coming to the summit clash, Hardik Pandya's all-round performance of 34 runs with the bat and a three-wicket haul with ball powered debutants Gujarat Titans to a seven-wicket win over inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals here at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. Apart from Hardik, it was Shubman Gill who smashed 45 runs and helped his side chase down the modest target of 131 in 18.1 overs. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = ...