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‘Hardik Pandya ke saath thoda news bikta hai’ – Hardik Pandya takes a sly dig at critics

By Daniel S

May 25, 2022

Gujarat have been superb in the ongoing Indian T20 League 2022. After beating Rajasthan by seven wickets in the first qualifier, they have now proceeded to the final. Besides, as this is Hardik Pandya’s first season as a franchise captain, he has been appreciated by several experts and pundits.

As a matter of fact, his personal form has been superb as well. The Gujarat skipper has scored 453 runs in 14 games at an average of 45.30. Moreover, he is currently the fifth-highest run-scorer in the 2022 edition. As for the Qualifier 1, he scored 40 runs from 28 balls, and played a crucial role in ensuring that the Gujarat-based franchise win the game.

However, prior to the start of the tournament, several people were sceptical about Pandya leading Gujarat, and weren’t sure if he could do a good job. Thus, the all-rounder recently took a sly dig at his critics. He stated that the news sells on his name. The aggressive all-rounder also stated that he can’t do anything about the same and thus, only laugh over it.

“Logo ka toh kaam hai kehna. Kya karu sir? Hardik Pandya ke saath thoda news bikta hai. Mujhe koi problem nahi hai. Hasi ke saath nikal deta hoon.” (It’s the people’s job to speak. What can I do sir? The news sells on Hardik Pandya’s name. I am okay with it. I just laugh it off),” said Hardik Pandya in the post-match conference, after leading his troops to the final.

After the completion of the game on Tuesday, Pandya credited his family for his success. He had heaps of praises for his teammates, and appreciated their character. Further on, he also spoke about respecting the game.

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 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. 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 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,” said Pandya during the post-match presentation.