India can pick two more international teams and win any competition in the world: Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya also opened up about his form.
Updated - Jul 23, 2021 8:14 pm
Indian cricket team’s staggering depth has been the talk of the town lately. Despite having the majority of the key players in England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named a formidable squad for three ODIs and as many T20Is against Sri Lanka. Not only that, the visiting team, under Shikhar Dhawan’s leadership, clinched the ODI series after registering emphatic victories in the first two games.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya is one of the few experienced names in the Indian squad facing Sri Lanka. Opining on Team India’s strength, the 27-year-old said that a rich pool of young cricketers ensures the national team never runs out of potent names. The Baroda cricketer even claimed the selectors can pick two more competitive international sides which can win any tournament in the world.
Hardik Pandya opines on Team India’s bench strength
“Our roles are very clear, even in the main team. With the kind of talent, the Indian team possess right now, I think we can pick two more teams and win any competition in the world,” Mykhel.com quoted Pandya as per saying. Meanwhile, the ongoing Sri Lanka tour hasn’t been much fruitful for Pandya so far.
While the dasher didn’t get to bat in the first ODI, he bagged a three-ball duck in the succeeding game and also couldn’t score much in the third ODI. With the ball, he scalped one wicket in two outings. Although these numbers aren’t any close to Pandya’s caliber, the all-rounder isn’t much worried about his form. He instead said that he learns from his mistakes to become a better player.
“I understand that in life you have to keep growing. As a cricketer and a person, you need to keep growing. My process is just growing as a human being. You tend to make mistakes, you fail, but I like to celebrate my failures. I like to celebrate my bad days, it is a part of the sport and it teaches you a lot of things. I like to remember it. I am hundred per cent (fit), it’s just about game time. The more I play, the more I’ll get better,” he added.