Miller is enjoying every bit of his new-found star status after playing a pivotal role in Gujarat Titans' IPL triumph with 481 runs.
Hardik led from the front with a three-wicket haul and a crucial 34 as Gujarat defeated former champions Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to lift the 2022 IPL trophy on Sunday.
Up until 7 pm on the second day of the auction, Gujarat Titans did not have a single wicket-keeper and they were also searching for an overseas batter.
Hardik Pandya was seen quietly caressing the IPL trophy flap, It seemed as if an indulgent father was tousling his son's hair with love. That trophy was indeed Pandya's labour of love.
Gujarat Titans won the Indian Premier League title in their maiden season as they beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the final.
Rajasthan Royals did not have the best of starts after skipper Sanju Samson decided to put runs on the board in a big final.
Rajasthan Royals opted to bat against Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League final in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Bollywood star Ranveer Singh as well as singers AR Rahman and Neeti Mohan will perform to make the evening memorable.
I am trying to hold one end up and let bowler from other end attack: Gujarat Titans all-rounder Rashid Khan
While an economy rate of 6.73 in 15 games is very impressive, Rashid Khan is currently ninth in the overall list with 18 wickets.
David Miller has been the second highest run-scorer for GT with 449 runs from 15 matches, with an unbeaten 94 being his highest score.
When IPL started over two months back, nobody would have believed that two captains walking out for toss in the title clash will be Hardik Pandya and Sanju Samson.
Qualifier 1 between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals witnessed a packed stadium, BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla says the BCCI's efforts have paid off.
Samson scored a quickfire 26-ball 47 and felt his side did well to post the total they did considering the difficulty in scoring runs in the first half of the match.
Putting behind all these, Pandya has shone not just as an all-rounder but as a leader, taking an under-rated Gujarat Titans to the final in a dream IPL debut season.
Under Pandya, Gujarat Titans, a first-time franchise, have reached the final in its inception year, and Pandya's 453 runs in 15 games and seven wickets have played role.
Like most of their big wins this season, the one against Rajasthan Royals where they gunned down 189 with 7 wickets remaining in the first qualifier, was also forged through familiar names.
Saha is currently enjoying a purple patch with the bat in the IPL with 312 runs from nine matches, including three half-centuries.
If not even an over a side is possible, the league standing will take precedence and will decide the winner, according to an IPL briefing note. This will also apply to Qualifiers 1, 2 and Eliminator.
Captaining a team in the IPL for the first time ever, a fit-again Hardik Pandya has been a revelation this season as he led from the front with both bat and ball to ensure a top finish for his team.
The Nor'wester, which is locally called Kalbaisakhi, lashed parts of the state including the metropolis, causing damage to the stadium which is slated to host back-to-back IPL matches.