Many experts did not agree when Hardik Pandya was selected as the specialist batsman. He wanted to give a chance to an expert. But Pandya surprised everyone with his game. Pandya has proved that he is ready to play the role of finisher in the limited overs format.
In the match against Australia in Sydney on Sunday, he scored 42 runs off 22 balls. In his innings he hit three fours and two sixes. Pandya’s strike rate was 190.90, which can be called amazing. His brother Krunal Pandya was also very happy with this game of Pandya.
Krunal, who plays Mumbai Indians and the Indian team, has called his brother a superstar.
Krunal tweeted Pandya’s pictures after India’s stunning victory, praising his brother and also congratulated the team on the victory.
Krunal tweeted, ‘Superstar, entertainer, finish. You are fantastic brother Congratulations to Team India.
Pandya’s batting gave India an unbeatable lead in the series. India needed 14 runs to win in the last over. Pandya hit India with two sixes in the Daniel Symes over.
Earlier, in the last match of the series played in Canberra, he also scored 92 runs. Pandya first handled the Indian innings with Ravindra Jadeja and then batted in the last overs.
After this innings of Indian all-rounder, former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar was also forced to change his opinion. Manjrekar had said that earlier he was not very impressed with the decision to give Pandya a chance as a batsman. He had said that he was in a dilemma about this role of Pandya, although now he has no such confusion.
England women’s cricketer Alexa Hartley also tweeted, impressed by Pandya’s batting. He wrote that he could not believe that Pandya had done such amazing batting.
This form of Hardik was most affected by the Australian team. Australian cricket coach Justin Langer got a glimpse of Dhoni in Pandya. In an online press conference after the match, Langer said, “It was an incredible innings from the match point of view. We know how dangerous he (Pandya) is. We have seen Dhoni before this and Pandya batted the same way today.