Hardik Pandya is a born leader, says David Miller
JAIPUR: Defending champions Gujarat Titans’ senior middle-order batter David Miller feels that the team has ‘picked up really well this season’. With 12 points from nine games and net run rate of 0.532, Titans are currently at the top of the points table.
“Yes there are always some expectations, but so far so good. There has been chat about what we did last year and what we did well and what we did not do well. Obviously the last game did not go our way (versus Delhi Capitals which Titans lost by five runs), but we have found ways to win and we are competing really well. The flow from last year has kind of moved into this year,” said Miller on the eve of Titans’ match against Rajasthan Royals at the SMS Stadium.
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Miller said that the Titans are not taking any game lightly and the match on Friday is no different.
“Royals are a very strong unit and I feel in the IPL every competitor is very strong, so you have to play your ‘A’ game every time you step out on the field.”
Sharing his views on Hardik Pandya’s captaincy and his influence on the team, the swashbuckling South African batter said, “It has been a really cool journey with him and I have learned a lot. He has got a lot of authority. He is a born leader and has matured a lot over the years. You feel calm, relaxed and motivated under him. He knows well how to get the best out of the guys and I really enjoy that side of him.”