India WC star reveals 'ideal impact player' ahead of opening clash

Former Indian speedster Zaheer Khan has revealed that star all-rounder Hardik Pandya ,

would be the "ideal impact player" for Gujarat Titans in their opening fixture against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023.

Khan praised Pandya's all-round versatility, citing his exceptional hand speed as a batter and the ability to bowl in any phase.

The former swing king also highlighted Pandya's leadership ability, as he led Gujarat Titans to their maiden IPL title in the franchise's debut season in 2022.

Pandya has been a five-time IPL winner, having won four with Mumbai Indians and one with Gujarat Titans.

The opening fixture of IPL 2023 between the defending champions Gujarat Titans and MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings is set to take place soon.

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