Hardik Pandya, who was just appointed India’s new T20 captain, is excited to observe how his squad responds to challenging circumstances as he works to shape it into a group that is capable of breaking India’s winless streak in international competitions.
India started the three-match Twenty20 series against their neighbours Sri Lanka on a victorious note, prevailing over the islanders by two runs here on Tuesday. Hardik served as the leader for India during this victory. After making a catch, Hardik Pandya was required to leave the playing field for a short while.
“It is nothing more than cramping. Now I have a habit of frightening other folks. I did not get enough rest, and as a result, my glutes were really stiff. I also did not drink enough water.
I felt ill and I had my fluids down, “During the award ceremony, Hardik Pandya made the following statement.
It came as a bit of a surprise when Sri Lanka’s captain decided to hand the ball to spinner Axar Patel in the final over of the game, when they needed 13 runs to surpass India’s score of 162.
“It’s fine if we drop a few matches here and there; we’ll be fine overall. I want to put this team in challenging circumstances because I believe that it will benefit us in important games. We are very skilled at playing bilaterals, and we have decided that this will be how we test our abilities.
“If I’m being completely honest, I have to give credit to all of the young guns for getting us out of this scenario today.” Newcomer and fast bowler Shivam Mavi was one of the younger players who had a strong showing on the evening. The captain was really pleased with the performance of the fast bowler, who had a stat line of 4/22 in his debut Twenty20 game.
“The talk was really straightforward: I have seen Mavi bowl effectively in the Indian Premier League, and I am aware of his strengths; all you need to do is have confidence in yourself and not worry about getting hit.
“I merely instructed him to bowl at that point. I told him, “I’m going to back you up.” Even if you get hit, it’s fine.’ In the event that the circumstances remain the same, I will accept the new ball.” He continued, “Since my comeback to the IPL, I have been practising my bowling with the new ball at the practise nets.
I’ve picked up the skill of swinging it back.” Dasun Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka, felt that the tourists should have been able to win the game.
“It was (our game to lose). The manner in which we came in last was quite disheartening. In order to get through Wankhede, you will want the assistance of the batsmen.
“I am really good at using the matches, and that is why we were only able to restrict India to 162 runs. It is still only the first game, and the batters as a whole are a highly talented group of young people; they will do well in the future “Shanaka stated.
Mavi claimed that he had been patiently waiting for the past six years in the hopes of being selected for the senior Indian team.
“After playing in the U19 tournament, I waited for a total of six years. During those six years, I had to put in a lot of effort and I also got hurt. There was a time when I thought that my dream would just be that—a dream. But I kept at it.
“After participating in the Indian Premier League, I feel a little less anxious now. During the powerplay, my plan is to attack and force them to leave the arena. The first one, which resulted in him being bowled, is still everyone’s favourite “Mavi stated.