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IPL 2022: Harbhajan Singh Wants Hardik Pandya To Bat At No. 4 For Indian Team

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Former Indian pl ayer Harbhajan Singh heaped praise on Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya.

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Since the Indian all-rounder took the leadership responsibility, his game has been at another level.

Pandya cemented his batting position at no.4 in the Gujarat Titans batting line-up. The move definitely paid rich dividends as the skipper amassed 305 runs in seven innings at the strike rate of 137.49.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya (Image Credits: Twitter)

Pandya is the fourth-highest run-scorer in the tournament behind Shikhar Dhawan (307), KL Rahul (374), and Jos Buttler (499).

Hardik Pandya has a great technique: Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan said the Gujarat Titans captain has a great batting technique and is far better than many players at this point.

Hardik has a great technique. He can be a proper batsman. But we hadn’t seen him in this role until now. He usually used to come down the order and smash big hits,” Harbhajan told Sportskeeda.

“Now, he had the opportunity to come to bat with 17-18 overs remaining in the innings, and he has looked like a top-class batsman. I don’t want to compare him to anybody but overall, he has been better than many other great batters at the moment,” he added.

Harbhajan Singh (Image Credits: Twitter)
Harbhajan Singh (Image Credits: Twitter)

I would want Hardik Pandya to have such chances in the Indian team as well: Harbhajan Singh

Pandya hasn’t played any international game for India since the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 last year in November. The Indian all-rounder will be in contention with Venkatesh Iyer for a spot in the T20 World Cup later this year in Down Under.

Harbhajan opined that Hardik is pushing his case for the selection and should bat at No.4 for the Men in Blue.

“I would want Hardik to have such chances in the Indian team as well. You can have someone else as a finisher. If you have such solid players at number 3-4, you don’t need to send him down the order,” Harbhajan said.

“Even with the ball, he has been outstanding. He is putting up his case for selection,” he added. 

Gujarat Titans are leading the points table of IPL 2022 with seven wins and one loss in eight matches.

Also Read: IPL 2022: Sunil Gavaskar Says Hardik Pandya Is Showing Similar Qualities As Rohit Sharma After Being Appointed As Captain

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