Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya created history on Sunday, as he guided the debutants Gujarat Titans to their maiden Indian Premier League glory in the 2022 edition of the IPL. Pandya-led Gujarat Titans defeated hammered Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 7 wickets in the final of the IPL 2022 at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Hardik Pandya, who has learned the tricks of the trade from the best in the business – none other than legendary captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, impressed one and all with the way he led his side throughout the tournament. The former Indian skipper has been a mentor for Hardik Pandya even when both the cricketers used to share the dressing room of the Indian cricket team.
Time and again, Pandya has credited Dhoni as one of the reasons behind his success and has expressed his admiration for the legendary captain. On Sunday, Pandya not just surpassed his mentor, his friend, MS Dhoni in an elite list by lifting the IPL trophy for the fifth time in his trophy-laden T20 career, he also won everyone’s hearts as he continued the legacy of the legendary captain.
Hardik Pandya Continued The Great Legacy Of MS Dhoni
Well, after GT’s historic win on their home ground, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly handed the prestigious trophy to Gujarat captain Pandya. Taking a leaf out of MSD’s book, Hardik was seen handing over the trophy to the youngest player of the franchise during the celebrations. Hardik handed the trophy to the young Afghanistan WK Gurbaz and moved to the side for celebration.
Hardik’s gesture has won many hearts and the video of the same has been going viral on the internet.
Watch the viral video:
𝗖. 𝗛. 𝗔. 𝗠. 𝗣. 𝗜. 𝗢. 𝗡. 𝗦!
That moment when the @gujarat_titans captain @hardikpandya7 received the IPL trophy from the hands of Mr. @SGanguly99, President, BCCI and Mr. @JayShah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI. #TATAIPL | #GTvRR pic.twitter.com/QKmqRcemlY
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