India’s stand-in skipper, Hardik Pandya played really well in the 3rd ODI yesterday as India beat West Indies by 200 runs.
However, he couldn’t score runs in the first two ODIs as he was dismissed for five and seven respectively.
But, he was in full flow during the 3rd ODI as he scored at a slow pace at the start of the innings.
However, as soon as he was set on the crease, Pandya then scored at a brisk pace.
Whenever there was a fault in the West Indies bowling, Pandya smashed it for boundaries.
During the post-match presentation, Pandya gave many thanks to Kohli for giving him valuable insight into ODI cricket.
I had a very wonderful chat with Virat a couple of days back, and the kind of input he gave me, he has seen me throughout the years. It’s been almost seven or eight years of international cricket and he has seen me from day one. He had some pointers which really helped me.
Adding further, he says,
He just wanted me to spend some time on the crease and get used to the 50-over game as well because we have played so many T20 formats and yeah, that kind of stayed in my mind and I was just waiting for the opportunity. I’m really thankful to him as well to kind of share that experience with me.
Pandya to skipper India for T20Is with a new batch of young talent
Meanwhile, India’s next task is to get past West Indies in the 5-match T20I series starting tomorrow.
Pandya will be the skipper for this series and will have a young batch of players to choose from.
Moreover, some of these youngsters are Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tilak Varma who will be making their debuts against the hosts.
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