Hardik Pandya revealed that Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) additionally contacted him.© BCCI/IPL
Mumbai Indians (MI)’s choice to launch star all-rounder forward of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega public sale did not go precisely as deliberate because the five-time champions completed on the foot of the factors desk final season. Nevertheless, for Hardik, it turned out to be a blessing as he was drafted and named captain by one of many two new franchises — Gujarat Titans. Hardik repaid the belief proven by the administration, main the franchise to the IPL title of their maiden season.
Nevertheless, Hardik has revealed that the opposite new franchise — Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) — additionally contacted him. Since he knew that KL Rahul was going to guide LSG, Hardik mentioned that he was tempted to play together with his good friend on the franchise.
“I did get a call from the other franchise (Lucknow Super Giants) as well, which was a new franchise in IPL. Someone who I knew (KL Rahul) was leading the team. For me, it was very important, considering the stage at which I was, where I really wanted to play with a person who has known me,” Hardik said on the Gujarat Titans podcast.
“I always found that people who know me have a different perspective than people who have never come across or come close to me. When I got the opportunity to work with someone I know, I was very keen to go to that side.”
Hardik was roped in by GT as their high choose and joined the franchise for Rs 15 crore, whereas Rashid Khan and Shubman Gill have been the opposite two draft picks made by the franchise.
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