IPL 2022: Anil Kumble, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya have one thing in common, if they know, they will salute you

Hardik Pandya took 3 wickets in the final and also scored 34 runs.

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Hardik Pandya captained for the first time in his IPL career and won the title in the first try on the basis of his team and his own strong performance.

The names of Anil Kumble and Rohit Sharma are included in the great players of Indian cricket. One has taken India to the heights of success with his bowling, while the bat of the other is continuously contributing to Team India. By the way, he has a valuable contribution not only in Indian cricket, but also in the Indian Premier League and here also he has achievements to his name. Talking about IPL, now with these two legends Hardik Pandya The name of (Hardik Pandya) can also be added. Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya made his team the champion in the debut season of IPL 2022. With this victory, Hardik has done something that only Rohit Sharma and Anil Kumble could do before him.

The way Gujarat Titans debuted in IPL, in the same way Hardik Pandya also made his captaincy debut. For the first time, while taking charge of a team, Hardik directly captured the trophy. The special thing is that not only the captaincy but also his own performance, Hardik played the most important role in this victory. Hardik first took 3 wickets in the final against Rajasthan and then played an important innings of 34 runs to ensure victory.

Third captain after Kumble and Rohit

With this performance of Hardik, Gujarat not only won the title, but he himself won the Player of the Match award. This is only the third time in IPL history that the captain of a team has won the Player of the Match award in a final. Before Hardik, only two captains had done this.

First in 2009, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Anil Kumble received this award for taking 4 wickets for just 16 runs against Deccan Chargers.

However, Kumble’s team could not win the title. After Kumble, in 2015, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit played an innings of 50 runs in just 26 balls against Chennai Super Kings in the final and got the award for this.

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Hardik was also a part of the 2015 final, where Rohit made Mumbai champions with his innings. Although Hardik was new then and could not make any impact in his very first final. His account could not even be opened while 36 runs were spent without a wicket in 4 overs. Now in his very first final as captain, Hardik won his team the first title by performing brilliantly in both the departments.