Vaughan’s statement on Hardik Pandya
If India needed a captain in a few years, I wouldn’t look past Hardik Pandya, Vaughan remarked.
Rohit Sharma is the current Indian captain in all three formats.
After the Gujarat Titans won the IPL for the first time, former England skipper Michael Vaughan praised him as a future India captain.
On Sunday, Gujarat beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to claim the 2022 IPL title, with Hardik Pandya leading the way with a three-wicket haul and a crucial 34.
“This is a fantastic achievement for a new franchise… If India required a captain in a few years, I wouldn’t look past @hardikpandya7… “#IPL2022, Kudos to Gujurat,” tweeted Vaughan.
Virat Kohli has been replaced as India’s captain in all formats by Rohit Sharma.
Former and current players hailed the 28-year-old leader’s ability, including former India captain Sunil Gavaskar and GT team mentor Gary Kirsten.
Hardik Pandya, who has 487 runs and eight wickets, was brilliant in the final, restricting a tenacious Rajasthan Royals batting team to 130 for nine runs.