There have been a lot of discussions regarding the depth of the Indian team. Despite having the majority of the key players in England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) managed to put up a formidable squad for three ODIs and as many T20Is against Sri Lanka. Not only that, the visitors under the captaincy of the Shikhar Dhawan, clinched the ODI series after registering emphatic victories in the first two games.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya is one of the few experienced names in the Indian squad facing Sri Lanka. Opining on Team India’s strength, the flamboyant all-rounder opined that a rich pool of young cricketers ensures the national team never runs out of potent names. The Baroda cricketer even claimed the selectors can pick a couple more competitive international sides which can win any tournament in the world.
As per the quotes in Mykhel.com, Hardik Pandya said, “Our roles are very clear, even in the main team. With the kind of talent, the Indian team possesses right now, I think we can pick two more teams and win any competition in the world.”
While the dasher didn’t get to bat in the first ODI, he bagged a three-ball duck in the second ODI and also couldn’t score much in the third ODI. With the ball, he managed to scalp a wicket in the first ODI. Although these numbers aren’t any close to Pandya’s caliber, the all-rounder isn’t much worried about his form.
Talking about the same, Hardik Pandya said, “I understand that in life you have to keep growing. As a cricketer and a person, you need to keep growing. My process is just growing as a human being. You tend to make mistakes, you fail, but I like to celebrate my failures. I like to celebrate my bad days, it is a part of the sport and it teaches you a lot of things. I like to remember it. I am hundred per cent (fit), it’s just about game time. The more I play, the more I’ll get better.”