Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya is doing a terrific job in IPL 2022 and few expected the debutant skipper to do this well in the first two matches of a high-pressure tournament like this. Former English off-spinner Graeme Swann praised Hardik Pandya's captaincy as he looks calm and composed.
Hardik Pandya has been one of the most talked-about cricketers in the recent past. The India all-rounder was out of action due to injury issues since November last year. He did not do well in the T20 World cup which took place in the UAE and lot of uncertainty grew over his future with the Indian team. He was also released by his former franchise Mumbai Indians after IPL 2021. However, Hardik Pandya joined Gujarat Titans as a skipper and he was looked great as a leader.
The 28-year-old all-rounder has led his side from the front and has performed with both bat and ball. In the two matches that he has played so far, Hardik has picked 1 wicket and scored 63 runs in the tournament so far. He has led his side to two consecutive wins which has impressed many.
Former English off-spinner Graeme Swann while speaking to Star Sports said, "He is like a kid who has been made captain of an U-15 team. Boy! Isn't he doing it well, I was very, very impressed with his captaincy. He has got an aura and personality, he owns himself to leading other men. He looks calm, he always looks calculated".
Graeme Swann added, "His bowling itself is good. We are never allowed to ask about his bowling and he has put all the talks about his fitness to rest. He has worked hard on his fitness, he has gotten back to a 100 percent. He was bowling quick."
"He was very, very impressive. He is one of the main reasons why Gujarat have put 2 wins already" Swann said.