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IPL 2022 – Hardik Pandya praises GT coach Ashish Nehra

Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya praised head coach Ashish Nehra for helping him get the most out of himself and mentioned how much he enjoys his company. The new franchise has had a fantastic start to the tournament, winning ten games in a row and finishing first in the league standings.

They advanced by winning Qualifier 1 against the Rajasthan Royals, and the Hardik Pandya-led side will now face the Rajasthan Royals again in the finals on May 29 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Nehra has been an integral part of the coaching setup, providing insights to skipper Hardik and also providing long-term support to the team’s talents. So far, the combination of Hardik and Nehra has worked well, and the results are visible.

Hardik Pandya revealed that he and his brother discussed how Nehra knows the former’s strengths and weaknesses ahead of the season. He mentioned how much he has enjoyed Nehra’s company thus far, and how they share similar cricketing minds. The all-rounder also emphasized the importance of the support staff, mentioning how Nehra has worked with each of the individuals in the dressing room thus far.

“I and my brother (Krunal) were having a chat before we sign. I said someone who can understand me and know me as a person and kind of get the best out of me would be Ashish Nehra. So for me, playing and spending so much time with him is always fun and I’ve always enjoyed his company no matter what,” Hardik said.