While Hardik took three wickets while bowling, he scored an unbeaten 33 off 17 balls, including the winning six off Mohammad Nawaz. He presented the vision of excellent batting under pressure. Rohit said that Hardik is such a player who knows how to play him in different match conditions.
Dubai. Indian captain Rohit Sharma feels that Hardik Pandya has started to understand his game better after a comeback and is more confident about his performance with bat and ball. Hardik’s all-round performance helped India beat arch-rivals Pakistan by five wickets in their opening match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament on Sunday. While Hardik took three wickets while bowling, he scored an unbeaten 33 off 17 balls, including the winning six off Mohammad Nawaz. He presented the vision of excellent batting under pressure. Rohit said that Hardik is such a player who knows how to play him in different match conditions.
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The Indian captain said after the match, “Ever since he (Hardik) made his comeback, his performance has been unmatched. When he was not part of the team, he found out what he had to do to maintain his fitness and now he bowls at 140km/h. What a good batsman he is and he has done exceptionally well since coming back. Now he is calmer and more sure of what he wants to do with bat or bowl.” Hardik bowled very fast in the match played on Sunday. Rohit said, “He can bowl really fast. We saw that on his short balls today. It’s about understanding his game, and he’s brilliant at that. When you need 10 runs per over, you can panic under pressure, but he never came under pressure.
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Pakistan were bowled out for 147 by Indian bowlers but it was not easy for them to chase down the target due to the failure of the top order. Rohit said, “Even after half an over was completed to chase the target, we were confident that we can win regardless of the situation. We had full faith and when you have that faith, such things can happen.” Pakistan captain Babar Azam said his bowlers did not allow India to chase down the target easily by performing brilliantly.Babar said, “The way we started in bowling was excellent but in batting we scored 15 to 20 runs less. The bowlers did really well which made this match exciting.” Leaving the last over to left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz, Babar said, “Our strategy was to build pressure but Hardik played the game very well. ended up
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