Reigning champions Gujarat Titans succumbed to an unlikely defeat against bottom-placed Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023 while chasing a modest total in their own backyard. Following Gujarat’s disappointing loss, former South African all-rounder Shaun Pollock critiqued GT skipper Hardik Pandya’s slugging innings against David Warner’s side.
Former South African cricketer Shaun Pollock feels that even though Pandya has impressed in his new role at the top of the order, he needs to look for more boundaries during his stay at the crease.
“I don’t think in his [Hardik Pandya’s] role of the Gujarat Titans he needs to go down. If he was at Mumbai, he would probably still do it because of the firepower they have. I saw some good performances from him last year. I think he maybe just needs to change gears at different times. I don’t have an issue with him coming up higher. He is a class player and has got the ability to strike it really well,” Shaun Pollock said while speaking to Cricbuzz.
A lot of times he would just hit the sweeper and just jog through: Pollock
“I know it is with his injuries that he has had. But if you have look back at the innings he played the other night, there’s a lot to be said for people who charge between the wickets and put fielders under pressure. There were a lot of times when he would just hit the sweeper and just jog through,” Pollock added.