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.
Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been named captain of the Indian team for the two-match T20I series against Ireland, which will be played in Dublin on June 26 and 28. Pandya has been rewarded for a magnificent IPL 2022 season during which he led debutant franchise Gujarat Titans (GT) to title triumph. The 28-year-old led from the front, scoring 487 runs and claiming eight wickets.
Hardik Pandya, who has been appointed captain of Ahmedabad franchise for IPL 2022, has stated that one does not need to be a captain to lead. According to Pandya, there are different ways of leading and he has his own style. The 28-year-old was a regular feature of the Mumbai Indians (MI) for the past few seasons. However, he was not retained ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. He will now have a new challenge with the Ahmedabad in the upcoming IPL season.
Ahmedabad, one of the two new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises for the 2022 season, recently announced Hardik Pandya as their captain. Ahmedabad picked the former Mumbai Indians (MI) all-rounder for INR 15 crore and paid the same amount to bag Afghanistan leggie Rashid Khan. Upcoming batter Subhman Gill was the third draft pick for the Ahmedabad franchise at a price of INR 8 crore
India clinched the T20I series against Australia with a methodical six-wicket triumph at Sydney on Sunday. Set to chase 195 for victory, India got home courtesy a splendid cameo of 42 not out from 22 balls by Hardik Pandya. With 14 needed to win off the last over, Pandya dispatched debutant Daniel Sams over the ropes twice to seal an impressive win for India. Apart from Pandya, opener Shikhar Dhawan (52 from 36), skipper Virat Kohli (40 from 24) and KL Rahul (30 from 22) also made significant contributions. While Shreyas Iyer only made 12 from five, his two boundaries were also crucial as it came at a pivotal point in the chase.