Indian international cricketer Hardik Pandya established himself yet again in a run chase scenario this Sunday at North Sound in Antigua.
When asked about how long it took for him to get over the frustration of having bee run out in the Champions Trophy final, Pandya said “I thought it was just an outburst. Nothing specific. It wasn’t intentional.”
“I am always like that in my life as well. I get hyper quickly and after a few minutes, I am laughing. Actually, I was laughing in the dressing room. I was disappointed but it’s all about a team sport. So you need to move forward.”
Pandya was recalled at Sabina Park on Tuesday and he insists that even the Indian dressing room saw the funny side of his outrage too. “Obviously they were laughing. I reacted was too furiously,” added Pandya.
When Pandya joined MS Dhoni in the middle order, the required of run rate was very controllable. He finally fell to a Jason Holder Yorker as trying to make a shot to the fine leg region by walking over his stumps and they failed to chase down 190 runs over Pakistan.
The 23-year-old Indian cricketer Pandya said “I am known for my sixes but I’ve played those innings as well. But it’s more about seeing the situation. Like I was doing in the last game.”
Talking about the partnership with Dhoni which wasn’t good enough, in the end, Pandya said “The conversation was simple. The power we both have, we can chase down any total if required. It was more about staying there at the wicket and taking it deep.”
“We were doing just that. It was unfortunate that I shuffled and got out. I faced a similar situation in the early stages of my career as well against New Zealand where I wasn’t able to finish the game but I know how to do it now.”
Talking about the series against England, Pandya said “When I finished the game against England with a 40 not out of 40 balls, he said international cricket is all about copy-paste. You do it once and you keep repeating it the next day and you will get success eventually. I kept that in mind.”