Hardik Pandya captained India for the primary time within the two-match T20I collection in opposition to Andrew Balbirnie’s Ireland. He is at present the vice-captain within the West Indies T20Is.
Hardik Pandya of India. Courtesy: AP
HIGHLIGHTSHardik Pandya is at present collaborating within the T20I collection within the West IndiesHardik Pandya captained India within the tour of IrelandHardik Pandya captained Gujarat Titans to glory in IPL 2022
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya mentioned that he has loved the tasks of captaincy and vice-captaincy for the nationwide group. Back in April-May, Pandya captained the Gujarat Titans to victory of their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Thereafter, he led the Indian group for the primary time within the two-match T20I collection in opposition to Ireland in Dublin. Pandya is at present appearing because the vice-captain of the Men in Blue within the ongoing five-match T20I collection in opposition to the West Indies.
“I’m very privileged to get the opportunity to even be the vice-captain,” Pandya was quoted as saying.
Pandya, who made his worldwide debut again in 2016, mentioned that captaincy has rubbed off positively on the opposite features of his sport.
“I have always enjoyed responsibility and it has added more and more to my game. Whenever I have taken responsibility, it has added a little more flair to my game because it makes me think more and when I think more, it adds more value to my cricket,” he acknowledged.
Hardik additionally heaped reward on skipper Rohit Sharma for giving gamers a number of freedom to specific themselves. The Baroda-born cricketer mentioned that with Rohit being the skipper and Rahul Dravid being the top coach, gamers have gotten a way of safety concerning their positions within the group.
“Ro (Rohit Sharma) gives you a lot of flexibility and freedom, which is his strength throughout his captaincy stint whenever I have played with him. A lot of credit goes to him and Rahul Dravid the way they have got the team together and making sure a lot of positive mindset comes in and players are feeling secure; they are not looking over their shoulder; making sure they are getting ample chances; they are getting told as well if they are not playing, and that is something which is commendable,” Pandya added.
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