Gujarat Titans’ captain Hardik Pandya reached an impressive milestone by completing 2000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday. This accomplishment took place during the game against the Rajasthan Royals at the Narendra Modi Stadium. In the eighth over, Pandya struck the decisive runs, launching a carrom ball from off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin over mid-off/extra cover.
Entering the match only 16 runs short of the 2000-run milestone, Pandya has now become a member of an exclusive club of IPL players with 2000+ runs and 50+ wickets to their names. Over his nine-year, 100-match IPL career, the explosive all-rounder has claimed 50 wickets. Pandya joins the ranks of Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Ravindra Jadeja, Kieron Pollard, and Jacques Kallis, who have all achieved this remarkable feat in the league. This exceptional performance further solidifies Pandya’s status as one of the IPL’s most successful all-rounders.
Hardik Pandya’s IPL journey began in 2015 with the Mumbai Indians, showcasing his powerful batting and versatile bowling skills. Over nine years and 100 matches, he has accumulated 2000+ runs and 50+ wickets, establishing himself as one of the league’s top all-rounders.
Hardik Pandya’s Top Performances:
- In 2019, Hardik Pandya scored a thrilling 91 off 34 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders, demonstrating his extraordinary batting skills.
- Pandya’s 29-run over against Kings XI Punjab in 2018 saw him dominate the bowling, hitting three sixes and two fours in a single over.
- He displayed his bowling prowess with a 5-wicket haul against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015, securing a win for his team.
- Pandya’s impactful 37 runs off 14 balls, including five sixes, led Mumbai Indians to victory against Chennai Super Kings in 2019.