Hardik Pandya reveals his inspiration after guiding India to T20I series win
Hardik Pandya turned tables for India when it was looking difficult for India to pull off the chase.
Updated - Dec 7, 2020 12:57 pm
India have bagged the T20I series win in the most stylish way after winning their second straight match in the shortest format of the game in SCG yesterday. Hardik Pandya turned tables for India completely when it was looking difficult for Men in Blue to take the team home. Pandya played a terrific knock of 42 of 22 balls and gave plenty of joy to fans on Sunday. His two magnificent sixes in the last over of the game sent everyone in surprise.
The stand-in-skipper Matthew Wade came up with bats first to post heavy target 194 on the board. Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, and Washington Sundar leaked too many runs while T Natarajan returned with impressive figures. Debut pacer Natarajan is doing too well for India as he scalped two wickets for the team and conceded only 20 runs in the second T20I against hosts.
Hardik Pandya was named as the player of the match for his stunning knock, and he opened up on his inspiration after pulling off a great chase. After playing alongside MS Dhoni and Kieron Pollard for good enough time, he was asked whom he idolizes during the crunch situations. He stated that Pollard will always be his idol as he pulled off great chases for his team as well as Mumbai Indians on several occasions.
I have been lucky to see some of his knocks in the past: Hardik Pandya
“Pollard has done it many times for his country and franchise, for me, the inspiration will always be him, I have been lucky to see some of his knocks in the past. We have all played cricket in the IPL, in franchise cricket, we need to step it up as it is a professional sport. In international cricket, the love for cricket comes, and you do feel pressure in international cricket. People have carried the confidence from IPL, I was batting well in the IPL, and during the lockdown, I planned on how to finish the matches,” stated Pandya.
After finishing off the T20I series, India will lock horns with Australia for the four-match Test series from December 17.