WI vs IND: Hardik Pandya has been in stupendous kind since he captained Gujarat Titans to victory within the 2022 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Hardik Pandya of India. Courtesy: AP
HIGHLIGHTSHardik Pandya is at the moment taking part in within the T20I collection towards West IndiesHardik Pandya scored his maiden T20I fifty on the tour of EnglandHardik Pandya additionally picked up 2 four-wicket hauls in England earlier this yr
Former Australia quick bowler Glenn McGrath mentioned that Hardik Pandya is a ‘luxury’ to have for any crew, conserving in thoughts the latter’s all-round talents. Pandya is at the moment participating within the T20I collection towards the West Indies and has been wonderful ever since he made his nationwide comeback within the five-match collection towards South Africa.
Hardik additionally notched his maiden T20I half-century in England and picked up two four-wicket hauls on the English tour. McGrath was of the opinion that if Hardik Pandya stays assured then he makes life troublesome for the opposition each with bat and ball.
“Cricket is very much a confidence sport. Hardik is very much a confidence player. If he is bowling well, it has a positive impact on his batting. He is two players in one. He is a luxury. He is a good, intelligent bowler and powerful hitter. He has got a good game plan,” McGrath was quoted as saying to the reporters.
Hardik was dropped from Team India after he flattered to deceive within the T20 World Cup 2021. However, after main Gujarat Titans to glory within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, he has properly and really been in a position to make amends.
McGrath additionally shared his opinions on the current talks in regards to the sustainability of ODI cricket. The veteran mentioned that Test cricket must be protected and saved his fingers crossed concerning the way forward for the 50-over format on the worldwide degree.
“I am very much a traditionalist. I liked Tests, I liked my ODIs. Test cricket is still the ultimate to me. I hope that it is protected and still held in high regard. As for the ODIs, it is still exciting as long as they are scoring runs. Interesting to see the future (of ODIs) and see where it goes. They have got to keep making it (ODIs) exciting. They have got a few challenges,” he added.
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