Ravindra Jadeja starred with bat and ball as Chennai Super Kings beat holders Gujarat Titans by 15 runs on Tuesday to enter the IPL final that could be skipper M.S. Dhoni's farewell.
Skipper Hardik Pandya hit a blazing 87 to set up a comfortable 37-run victory for Gujarat Titans against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday, as his side replaced their opponents at the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
"When you have leadership qualities, it automatically opens the door for honours at the national level to be able to captain the Indian national team in the near future," Sunil Gavaskar said.
Rajasthan, which won the inaugural IPL in 2008, will have another chance to qualify for the final as they take on winner of Wednesday’s eliminator between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
An irritated Pandya said that, contrary to speculation, an expensive watch in his possession when he arrived from Dubai on Monday morning with Team India. “I am a law-abiding citizen of the land and I respect all government agencies."