Mohammed Shami On Hardik Pandya: The 15th season of the Indian Premier League has now reached its final stage. Under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans is the first team of this season to reach the playoffs. Hardik Pandya is captaining for the first time in IPL. Everyone is praising his captaincy. Meanwhile, the team’s senior fast bowler Mohammad Shami has told how Hardik Pandya is the captain. Along with this, Shami also compared Hardik to MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
Fast bowler Mohammed Shami admitted that he has seen changes in Pandya after being handed over the captaincy. Shami said, “It is very important that as a leader Hardik Pandya is guiding well, like he is the head of the family. Being sensible and understanding the situation makes it very important, which he has handled very well. . I have seen a lot of changes in him as a captain as compared to a player.
It is not easy for anyone to captain for the first time – Shami
Shami said that Pandya is now making a different place as a captain on the strength of his skills. In the first two matches, he seemed to be working with a sharp mind, but now gradually after completing 12 matches, he has become very intelligent and calm minded.
He further said that it is not easy for anyone to captain for the first time. There’s a lot of pressure. When you are captaining on a big stage, there is a different pressure. The captain needs a lot of support from the senior players, coaches, which we are providing.
He further said, “Every captain has a different behavior and every captain thinks in the opposite way. Like, Mahi bhai used to be very calm, Virat used to be aggressive and Rohit’s behavior depends on what the situation of the match is. Hardik is like that, nothing new.”
Shami gave special advice to Hardik
Shami revealed that he had advised Pandya to control his on-field reactions before starting his campaign in Gujarat. He said, “It (Pandya’s captaincy) has been very good. You must have seen his nature that he has been a bit aggressive, but now he has calmed down, but since he got the captaincy, he thinks and acts in a very normal way. I told him on the field that please control your anger as the whole world is watching the match.
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