August 14, 2022
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After Gujarat Titans’ IPL victory, Hardik Pandya and his wife Natasa Stankovic share an emotional moment

Gujarat Titans, who made their IPL debut this season, went on to win the championship after defeating Rajasthan Royals in the final. Hardik Pandya, the captain, brought his A-game to the middle, taking three wickets, including the crucial scalp of Jos Buttler. Hardik’s calmness stood out the most as Shubman Gill and David Miller led Gujarat over the finish line. He went about his business of congratulating his players and coaching staff without any flashy celebrations.

Hardik’s wife Natasa Stankovic also came down to the playing area after the cricketing action had ended and embraced Hardik. After the Gujarat Titans’ victory, Natasa was visibly moved.

“She is someone who is very emotional, she gets very happy when she sees me doing well,” Hardik said after the IPL victory. “She has seen me go through a lot of things; she has kind of seen me putting in the hard yards no matter what happens. I have worked genuine hard; I do not speak much about it but she knows how much hard work goes behind the scenes.”

“My family has always been a solid foundation for me. My other brother Vaibhav, my sister-in-law Pankhuri, and my brother Krunal. Many people who have been a part of my life, including my wife and son, have done an outstanding job of ensuring that I remain in the best possible frame of mind, and it helps me when the pressure is on and I’m playing because I know my family is there to support me no matter what happens. When I called my brother, he cried, and my sister-in-law cried as well; they were tears of joy, which is incredible. I survive and thrive on the love I receive from my family “he said.

The final between GT and RR ended with RR scoring 130/9 in 20 overs. Jos Buttler top-scored with 39 runs, while Hardik Pandya returned with figures of 3-17 for Gujarat.

Gujarat crossed the line with seven wickets and 11 balls to spare, chasing 131. Shubman Gill and David Miller remained unbeaten on 45 and 34, respectively.

Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, and Yuzvendra Chahal each took one wicket for Rajasthan.

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.

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