The IPL 2022 ended on Sunday night as Gujarat Titans clinched the title in their debut season after the side defeated Rajasthan Royals in the IPL final at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Hardik Pandya-led side beat RR by seven wickets and 11 balls to spare to win the title. With the tournament now over, former India captain Sachin Tendulkar picked his T20 Team of the Season and named Hardik Pandya as his skipper.
The Master Blaster picked Jos Buttler and Shikhar Dhawan as his openers. Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul is at No.3 spot in Sachin’s side while Hardik, David Miller, Liam Livingstone and Dinesh Karthik make up the middle and lower order.
Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal are the frontline bowling options in Tendulkar’s XI.
While talking about captain Hardik Pandya on his official YouTube channel, Tendulkar said: “For me, Hardik was the standout captain this season as he was unequivocal in his mind. He was proactive; it happens a lot of times that a captain places a fielder at the boundary after a four has been scored. I always say, ‘don’t regret, celebrate’. If you can celebrate, that means that the captain can outsmart the opposition, and that is what we saw with Hardik’s captaincy. That’s why I will keep Hardik as the captain.