IPL 2022: GT get into finals; skipper Hardik Pandya thanks his family
Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya said that his family has played a big role in his growth as a cricketer. Read further on Dynamite News:
Kolkata: After registering the seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Tuesday, Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya said that his family has played a big role in his growth as a cricketer.
David Miller played a ballistic knock of 68 from 38 balls and captain Hardik Pandya's 40 off 27 balls guided debutants Gujarat Titans to a seven-wicket win over the inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens.
GT have made it to the finals in their first foray into the tournament. Following the win, Hardik thanked his family and friends and said that he is trying to be neutral for the final clash.
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"I've started to balance things in my life. Has been a constant effort throughout the last couple of years. 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 going home and spending some time with family, and that's made me a better cricketer as well. Don't have much feeling right now. Trying to be neutral again I'll say," Hardik Pandya said in a post-match presentation.
Skipper said his team have different players who bring different values to the team and added they all are genuine human beings.
"All the 23 players are different characters, and bring different things to the table. Was saying to Miller as well, if you have good people around you, you 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," he added.
Pandya went all praise on Rashid Khan and David Miller, who have a great part in the construction of GT's win over RR. (With ANI inputs)