After India’s record 168-run win over New Zealand in the deciding T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, February 1, skipper Hardik Pandya asserted that he has his own way of leading. Pandya added that even if he goes down, he wants to do it on his own terms.
Team India captain Hardik Pandya described the wicket for the second T20I against New Zealand on Sunday, January 29 as a shocker. He lamented that the surface for the second T20I in Lucknow as well as the first in Ranchi is not fit for T20 matches.
India T20I skipper Hardik Pandya did not blame young left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh for the team’s 16-run loss in the second T20I against Sri Lanka in Pune on Thursday, January 5. He, however, did say that bowling no balls is a crime, referring to Arshdeep overstepping five times in the match on Thursday.
India beat Sri Lanka by two runs in the first T20I of the three-match series at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, January 3. Batting first after losing the toss, India recovered from a bad start to post a challenging 162/5. The Lankans fought hard, but were held to 160 all out in their 20 overs
India's stand-in captain Hardik Pandya opened up on the decision to bench Sanju Samson and Umran Malik during the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. While admitting that those missing out are bound to feel bad, he backed the management’s tactics, pointing out that it was only a three-match series. He also assured that players will get enough chances in the future.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan feels that it is imperative for India to groom one more player as leader and not just look at Hardik Pandya alone as future captaincy option. Pathan made the statement keeping the T20 World Cup in 2024. According to him, India must ideally look to create a pool of leaders
A brand new Team India kit has been launched with an interesting tagline '#HarFanKiJersey' ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup scheduled to be hosted by Australia in October and November. Dedicated to the fans, a related poster features the likes of Rohit Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hardik Pandya, Shafali Varma, Suryakumar Yadav and Renuka Singh Thakur.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma praised Hardik Pandya for his all-round show in the Asia Cup 2022 match against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday (August 28). India beat Pakistan by five wickets in a low-scoring thriller that went into the last over.
Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has claimed that all-rounder Hardik Pandya is a changed man now, who is showing a lot more maturity and responsibility. 28-year-old Pandya was dropped from the Indian team over form and fitness issues after the T20 World Cup last year. The fact that he wasn’t bowling made matters worse for him.