Hardik Pandya was last seen playing the semi-final against England cricket team in the T20 World Cup 2022 which was held in Australia. The all-rounder played a quintessential role in uplifting the team’s scoreboard, chipping in with 63 off 33 balls.
He smashed as many as four boundaries and five hits over the fence. Moreover, he drew pladits for his incredible batting display. Sadly, he ended up on the losing side as England cricket team got the better of the Indian cricket team by 10 wickets.
Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya is in New Zealand to play the three-match T20I series followed by the three-match ODI series. The T20I series will get underway from November 18 onwards, with the first game scheduled to be played in Wellington.
Hardik Pandya responds to Michael Vaughan’s India biggest underperformers remark
Hardik Pandya has been named the stand-in captain for the upcoming T20I series against the New Zealand national cricket team. Meanwhile, former England captain, Michael Vaughan, writing in his column for The Telegraph wrote that India are the biggest underperformers.
“India are the most underperforming white-ball team in history. I am just staggered by how they play T20 cricket for the talent they have. They have the players, but just do not have the right process in place. They have to go for it. Why do they give the opposition bowlers the first five overs to bed in?” Vaughan had written.
To which, Hardik Pandya, while speaking to the reporters, replied: “Obviously when you don’t do well, people will have their opinion, which we respect. I understand people have different points of view. Being at the international level, I don’t think we need to prove anything to anyone. It’s a sport, you keep trying to get better and eventually when the result is supposed to happen it will happen. There are things we need to work on, going forward we will rectify and work on them.”