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1 Feb 2022
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya who will now be leading the Ahmedabad franchise has opened up about his bowling and said that it's a "surprise" for everyone but further added that being called an all-rounder is better than just a batter.
“It’s a surprise for everyone,” Hardik said during his first official interaction as the Ahmedabad franchise captain.
“I have realized, me as an all-rounder gives a lot of options to the team and I have tried to remain an all-rounder. If something does not work out (with the ball), my batting is always there,” Hardik said. “For me, as an invidual, Hardik Pandya, who can bat and bowl sounds a lot better than just a batter.”
Talking about Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma and their captaincy ablities, Pandya named the qualities that he would want to take up as he dons the skipper's hat.
“From Virat I would pick his aggression, passion, energy which is tremendous to be honest. With Mahi bhai, I’ll pick his composure, calmness, to be the same guy in every situation, trying to think what more he can add,” Hardik said.
“And with Rohit, I would pick that he lets players decide what to do. I’ll take these three qualities from them and I think it will be a very good combination," he added.
The IPL 2022 mega auction is set to take place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru. The Ahmedabad-based franchise and Lucknow Super Giants are the two new teams in the competition making it a 10-team tournament.