Monday, 15 October, 2018

Hardik Pandya and the art of game-changing knocks in Australia series

Hardik Pandya and the art of game-changing knocks in Australia series Hardik Pandya and the art of game-changing knocks in Australia series
Ron Matthews | 27 September, 2017, 00:15

India's all-rounder Hardik Pandya is one of the most exciting young cricketers in the world. Meanwhile, in the third ODI in Indore, Pandya blasted a fluent 78 as India registered a comfortable five-wicket win over Australia in the third ODI to grab the number one spot in the ICC ODI rankings.

It was a crucial phase in the run chase against Australia in the third ODI when Pandya walked into bat this Sunday. A similar incident was witnessed in the 3rd ODI on Sunday when Aussie pacer Pat Cummins tried to provoke Hardik Pandya.

The plan worked. Pandya went after Agar and hit him for four sixes. I wanted to target the left-arm spinner. He also acknowledged the platform provided by openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane with their 131-run partnership. "That's why I waited till the seventh over and then I got the opportunity to change the momentum and grabbed it with both hands", the all-rounder pointed out. "Rather than seeing it as a challenge, I saw it as an opportunity to do something nice for the team". In his you career, so far, Pandya has played some brilliant knocks for India in the middle order.

Lloyd went on to say "He seems to have a lot to say to the batsmen, I'm not sure I'm agreeing with all that".

Pandya was named Man of the Match, and said: "Feels pretty good, would like to finish the game next time". Incidentally, even John Wright, the former India coach and a talent scout for Mumbai Indians, was also in attendance for the match and it didn't come as a surprise that Pandya was signed up for his base price of Rs. 10 lakh in the auction a few weeks later.

"It does not make any difference where I bat", Pandya asserted. "This is the first time I played so many balls, so it was great".

This was witnessed when the heated rivalry between Australia and India resumed, with Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis trying to get under the Indian captain's skin.

Smith was gutted to have lost after being in a good position, and said: "We set it up beautifully, the first 37-38 overs".

Dravid, who was Pandya's coach during an India A tour of Australia a year ago, hoped that the current India A players are able to emulate Pandya's batting approach. I focus only on the things which I can focus and right now I'm just playing my cricket.

"We are loving the ratings, but if we are a little more pragmatic then you will realise that the Indian team in the a year ago or so haven't been stretched by the opposition". It's a treat to watch them play and score runs. A 5-0 result is what it would be after, and given his all-round involvement in the team's affairs lately, Pandya could well have a big role to play in it.

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