Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya said after winning the IPL that he wants to win the World Cup for his country.
Hardik Pandya, the captain of the Gujarat Titans, stepped up for his team when it mattered most, taking three wickets with the ball to help restrict Rajasthan Royals to 130/9. In the end, Gujarat Titans won the IPL title in their first season with a convincing victory. There were doubts about Hardik’s bowling going into IPL 2022, but he saved his best for the final, taking three wickets, including the prized scalp of Jos Buttler.
What did Hardik Pandya say after winning IPL?
Hardik Pandya stated during a news conference following the IPL victory that his ambition is to win the World Cup for India and that he will give it his best no matter what.
“Regardless of what happens, India must win the World Cup. I’m going to give it everything I’ve got because I’ve always been the type of guy who puts the team first. So, for me, the goal will be straightforward: to ensure that my team receives the most. No matter how many times or games I’ve played for India, it’s always been a dream come true. It has always been a pleasure for me to represent the country, and the affection and support I have received have been entirely from Indians. Long or short term, I have one aim in mind: I want to win the World Cup, regardless of what occurs “remarked Hardik during a virtual meeting
Gujarat skipper Hardik Pandya scored 487 runs with the bat and claimed eight wickets with the ball in hand during the IPL 2022 season, three of which came in the final against Rajasthan Royals.
In the final match between GT and RR, the latter batted first and scored 130/9 in 20 overs. Jos Buttler top-scored with 39 runs, while Hardik Pandya returned with figures of 3-17 for Gujarat.
Gujarat crossed the line with seven wickets and 11 balls to spare, chasing 131. Shubman Gill and David Miller stayed undefeated on 45 and 34 respectively. Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, and Yuzvendra Chahal each took one wicket for Rajasthan.
Gujarat had previously won the league stage with 20 points from 14 games, and they advanced to the final after defeating Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1.