Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic Share An Emotional Moment Following Gujarat Titans’ IPL Victory. Hardik Pandya shone for Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022 final, taking three wickets and also contributing with the bat.
Gujarat Titans won the IPL title after defeating Rajasthan Royals in the final. It was a memorable season for the IPL debutants. Hardik Pandya, the captain, brought his A-game to the middle, taking three wickets, including the crucial scalp of Jos Buttler. As Shubman Gill and David Miller led Gujarat to victory, it was Hardik who stood out the most. There were no flashy celebrations, and he simply congratulated his players and coaching staff.
Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic Emotional Moment During Gujarat Titans’ IPL Victory
As the cricketing action concluded, Hardik’s wife Natasa Stankovic arrived on the field and embraced him. Natasa was visibly moved by the Gujarat Titans’ victory.
During the post-match press conference following the IPL victory, Hardik said: “She is an extremely emotional person, and she is overjoyed when I succeed. She has seen me go through a lot; she has seen me work hard no matter what. I’ve worked very hard; I don’t talk about it much, but she is aware of how much work goes on behind the scenes.”
“My family has always been my strong pillar. My brother Krunal, my sister-in-law Pankhuri and my other brother Vaibhav. A lot of people who have been part of me and my wife, and my son, they have been fantastic in making sure that I stay in the best frame of mind and you know, whenever the crunch situation comes and whenever I am playing, it kind of helps me because I know my family is there to support me no matter what happens. My brother as well cried when I called him, my sister-in-law also cried, they are the tears of happiness which is something fantastic. I live on and I feed on love which I keep getting from my family,” he added.
In the final between GT and RR, the latter scored 130/9 off 20 overs. Jos Buttler top-scored with 39 runs, while Gujarat skipper Hardik Pandya finished with 3-17.
Shubman Gill and David Miller batted unbeaten on 45 and 34, respectively, to help Gujarat cross the line with seven wickets and 11 balls to spare.
Gujarat had previously won the league stage with 20 points from 14 games, and they advanced to the final after defeating Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1.