Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is India’s most valuable player in white ball cricket at the moment. Hardik got a knee injury in the 2018 Asia Cup which changed his life completely when he made his comeback to the team he was not allowed to a bowl and everything was going against him but this year has turned out to be his year and, in this article, we will see 4 positives for Hardik Pandya after his comeback from an injury.
#1 Won IPL title
The biggest positive for Hardik Pandya is winning the IPL trophy of the 2022 edition with a brand-new franchise, Gujarat Titans. Hardik who was the captain of the Gujarat franchise won the cup in the first season of his captaincy. It was the biggest positive for Hardik Pandya because he not only played the role of a captain but also of a complete all-rounder.
#2 Indian team captaincy
After seeing his success in the IPL 2022, BCCI decided to give him the captaincy of the Indian team for the two-match series against Ireland captain Hardik disappointed nobody and he take that responsibility very well and won both games for India. He was giving his 100% in that series in both batting and bowling.
#3 England tour
The 2022 England tour of India turned out to be his dream white ball tour. Hardik played well in T20Is but he then proved himself in ODIs and he won the man of the series award for the ODI series. With both bat and bowl, it was Hardik who was giving his everything for his team. A pure team man and a very crucial Hardik Pandya were building from there and as Akash Chopra said, “a full fit Hardik Pandya is the most valuable player for the Indian team in the upcoming two world cups”.
#4 Role of a finisher
Hardik’s most successful thing in 2022 was not IPL, his most successful thing in 2022 so far is his performance against Pakistan in the second match of the 2022 Asia Cup. Pandya was brilliant against Pakistan; he delivered an all-round performance against the arch rivals and took revenge for last year’s loss. Pandya took 3 wickets and played a very crucial 33* runs knock to finish the game against Pakistan. It was a high-pressure game and the way Pandya picked his bowlers and smashed three fours and one six in the last two overs was worth watching.