Premier all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Sunday remarked, “My body is perfect,” bending his back without any pain, which was just the kind of affirmation the Indian team management wanted in the year of the T20 World Cup.
Premier all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Sunday remarked, “My body is perfect,” bending his back without any pain, which was just the kind of affirmation the Indian team management wanted in the year of the T20 World Cup. A career-best 4/24 and a 71-run performance from Hardik, who had been plagued by repeated back issues, helped India upset England in the third ODI to decide the series. He had good success with the short ball, taking three wickets with it.
After his good bowling performance, Hardik remarked, “I had to bend my back a little bit, modify my intentions, and realize that this was not the wicket to go full — and go for the short-ball, use it as a wicket-taking delivery.”
Liam Livingstone, a powerful hitter, was one of his victims. He was caught at deep backward square leg after failing to block a bouncer.
My bouncer is usually my favorite. It gives me the chills when Livingstone puts the short ball on. Although he hammered me twice for sixes, one wicket made a significant difference.
“I bowl so much because my body is in good shape, and the captain does a great job of controlling my workload. The skipper has handled me well, giving me great advice on when to bowl and when not to “The star all-rounder stated that he will be focused on the forthcoming T20 championship in Australia.
In reference to India dismissing England with more than four overs remaining, he observed, “Intention is key in the chase, and the surface is favourable for batting. We’ll think we have a good probability of finding it. We must be careful not to concentrate on the target.” England’s captain Jos Buttler top-scored for his team with an 80-ball 60, but it was the flashy all-rounder from Gujarat, who controlled the first half of the game with his outstanding bowling and warned the opposition ahead of the T20 World Cup, who had the most success offensively.
Regarding India’s chase, Rishabh Pant contributed an unbeaten 125 to the team’s victory with five wickets and 47 balls remaining.
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