After IPL, Pandya wants to win T20 World Cup with India

30/5/2022 8:29:00 AM

After IPL, Pandya wants to win T20 World Cup with India

After IPL, Pandya wants to win T20 World Cup with India

NEW DELHI : After leading Gujarat Titans to the Indian Premier League (IPL) title in their first season, winning the Twenty20 World Cup with India is next on Hardik Pandya's bucket list.Pandya led by example in Sunday's final against 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals as Gujarat triumphed by seven wickets in

LinkedIn NEW DELHI : After leading Gujarat Titans to the Indian Premier League (IPL) title in their first season, winning the Twenty20 World Cup with India is next on Hardik Pandya's bucket list.LinkedIn NEW DELHI: Debutants Gujarat Titans were crowned the Indian Premier League (IPL) champions on Sunday after they beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the final in Ahmedabad.LinkedIn A last-minute try by Arthur Retiere after a monumental goal-line assault gave La Rochelle a stunning 24-21 victory over favourites Leinster in a superb European Champions Cup final in Marseille on Saturday.LinkedIn :La Rochelle snatched a stunning 24-21 victory over favourites Leinster thanks to a last-minute try by Arthur Retiere after a monumental 10-minute goal-line assault in a superb European Champions Cup final in Marseille on Saturday.

Pandya led by example in Sunday's final against 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals as Gujarat triumphed by seven wickets in front of more than 100,000 fans at their home ground in Ahmedabad.Pandya claimed three crucial wickets, including that of the tournament's leading scorer Jos Buttler, to restrict Rajasthan to a total which Gujarat chased down with 11 balls to spare.Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya (3-17) led by example with the ball, dismissing counterpart Sanju Samson, opener Buttler and Rajasthan's middle-order lynchpin Shimron Hetmyer.It also proved Pandya has fully recovered from a back injury which had forced him to play purely as a batter over the last two seasons.But La Rochelle, beaten in last year's final by Toulouse, backed themselves by turning down a succession of kickable penalties to hammer away through the forwards, and eventually got their reward.Asked what would be his next goal, the 28-year-old said:"Absolutely to win the World Cup for India no matter what happens.Opener Gill remained unbeaten on 45, sealing Gujarat's victory with a six and with 11 balls to spare."I am going to give it everything I have." Two Sexton penalties had Leinster ahead as they started with all their usual speed and energy but it was La Rochelle who claimed the first try when Dillyn Leyds off-loaded cleverly to fellow South African Rhule who then blasted clear to score.

Always been that kind of guy to put the team first.Source: Reuters.For me the goal will be simple: to make sure my team gets it the most."It has always been a pleasure for me to represent the country...La Rochelle then looked to have imploded as Wiaan Liebenberg was sin-binned for a ludicrous trip on Jamison Gibson-Park and, with Sexton off injured, Byrne stepped up to slot the resulting penalty.

Long term, short term, I want to win the World Cup no matter what happens." Former players including ex-India captain Sunil Gavaskar have praised Pandya's composed and deft leadership, which they believe was crucial to Gujarat's victory."Obviously this will be a little special because I have won it as a captain," said Pandya, who had won four IPL titles with Mumbai Indians before taking up the leadership role at Gujarat."I consider myself very lucky that I have played five finals, and have lifted the trophy five times."Obviously this will leave a legacy because we are a new franchise, playing for the first time, and we are champions in the first season."I don't know how long we are going to party, but it will be a good time in the port.

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