During a discussion on a Pakistani TV channel, former captain Misbah-ul-Haq said, ‘If you look at Hardik Pandya, he has probably captained the IPL for the first time and the way he has handled the team. , he is commendable. This gives an idea of how he handled the pressure. Apart from this, he also appeared in the role of finisher in the team and if you are mentally strong, you can become a finisher in the team.
Amidst this discussion, Waqar Younis said, ‘I will not be surprised at all if Hardik becomes the next captain of Team India.’
After this Wasim Akram also gave his opinion on Hardik. He said, ‘Became captain in the first IPL, won there. Currently, he is the main strength of the team. He advises the Captain. He keeps his word calmly. Along with this he is also learning.
Let us tell you that apart from captaincy in IPL, Hardik Pandya has also led Team India. Hardik was the captain of the team in the two-match T20 series on the Ireland tour. Along with this, he was appointed as the captain of Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League. Under the captaincy of Hardik, Gujarat created a sensation by winning the title in its first season.
Throughout the league season, he showed a winning streak in captaincy that captains like Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant did not before. He strikes a good balance between senior and junior players in the team.