Hardik Pandya similar to MS Dhoni as captain, says Gujarat Titans spinner R Sai Kishore

Having watched each of them from shut quarters, Gujarat Titans spinner R Sai Kishore feels that his franchise skipper Hardik Pandya is similar to legendary MS Dhoni when it comes to management traits. Sai Kishore, earlier than becoming a member of Gujarat Titans, was with CSK for a few years.

“Hardik and Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) are fairly comparable in the way in which they deal with issues, they each are fairly calm,” Sai Kishore instructed the media throughout a digital interplay session on Friday.

“One factor that I actually admire about Hardik is his potential to deal with success and failure equally – that’s one thing very distinctive about him. He’s a level-headed man and that works (for him),” he added.

The 28-year-old stated Gujarat Titans, who gained the IPL final 12 months of their debut season, must replicate their performances from final season as a way to achieve success.

“The tag of being defending champions is as much as us whether or not to take it or not. We performed nicely final 12 months and that’s the reason we gained. I believe if we are able to try this (then) the tag gained’t matter a lot,” he stated.

Sai Kishore stated the brand new rule of getting an ‘Affect Participant’ in IPL will make it extra manageable than what it was in home circuit.

“It’s extra just like the super-sub rule the place we are able to both use a bowler or a batsman. It’s mainly like enjoying with 12 folks. We have now already performed with this (rule) in home (cricket). The one change is that we are able to use it until the twentieth over, in home it was restricted to the 14th over. In 20 overs, it must be rather a lot simpler to deal with,” he stated.

The Tamil Nadu left-arm spinner stated he’s eyeing a spot within the Indian aspect through sturdy performances within the IPL.

“Sure, there are a number of left-arm spinners in India and this (IPL) is an excellent alternative however I wish to be right here now within the current and play nicely for Gujarat. Within the final 5 years, my skill-set has gone up and I need to maintain enhancing. If it occurs that I do very nicely within the IPL, I’m going to play for India,” he stated.

Nonetheless, Sai Kishore admitted that he has to enhance his batting to return into nationwide reckoning.

“It’s a work in progress. I’ve accomplished nicely in home (cricket) additionally. I do know the areas the place I’m good at and areas the place I have to work on. I’m attempting to place in hours into my batting and fielding,” he stated.

“Within the IPL and better you go, you need to bat on the high. In Tamil Nadu, I’ve had the luxurious of batting on the high in a number of video games. The loss of life overs batting wants extra work and a spotlight. Discovering a sample or method to attain fast runs is what I’m engaged on,” Sai Kishore concluded.

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