Ravi Shastri Says Hardik Pandya Has Burning Desire To Win IPL Title

Gujarat Titans have booked their place in the Indian Premier League final. The Hardik Pandya-led team

who made its debut in the tournament this year, defeated Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets and successfully

chased down 189 in Qualifier 1 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri heaped

praise on Hardik Pandya’s leadership and said he is showcasing a burning desire to win the IPL 2022 trophy.

In the Qualifier 1, Pandya led from the front with the bat, scoring a crucial 40 not out. He stitched a 106-run partnership with David Miller

Pandya had a few hiccups with the bat in the tournament, but he has emerged as Gujarat’s leading run-getter in IPL 2022

The all-rounder is very well settled in his new role of batting at No. 4. Pandya has scored 453 runs in 14 matches at an average of 45.30.

In a chat with Star Sports, Shastri shared that he has been quite impressed with the way Pandya has gone about in his first stint as a captain of an IPL team. 

There is a burning desire to win, being a team from Gujarat, the final is in Gujarat, he wants to take that there,” he said.