Hardik Pandya Reflects On India’s Positive Start In T20 World Cup 2024
By CricShots - Jun 7, 2024 3:28 pm
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In a strong start to their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign, the Indian cricket team secured a convincing eight-wicket victory over Ireland. Hardik Pandya emerged as the standout performer, taking three crucial wickets in the first innings and contributing significantly to the team’s dominance.

Team India
Team India

Reflecting on the game and the positive result, Hardik Pandya expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance. He emphasized the importance of starting the tournament on a high note to maintain rhythm, noting how swiftly the tournament progresses once it begins. Pandya highlighted the gratifying feeling of seeing hard work pay off.

“I am very happy and pleased to start the tournament on a positive note. It’s very important for the rhythm because once the tournament starts, it just goes, and it feels really good when you work hard and get success for it,” he said.

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Discussing his personal growth and performance, Pandya noted the evolution in his game over the years. He explained that the Hardik Pandya of today, at the age of 30, is far more experienced than he was at 16, owing to the valuable lessons learned from playing international cricket. He mentioned that consistently bowling numerous overs and batting extensively in practice helped him realize his potential and gradually improve, which has been his focus.

“Hardik at the age of 30 is much more experienced than Hardik at 16. Playing international cricket has taught me a lot. When you bowl a lot of overs and bat a lot in the nets, you realize your potential and improve gradually. That’s been my focus so far,” he explained.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

Pandya also highlighted the strength of the Indian team, particularly the experience of both bowlers and batters. He specifically praised the fast bowling trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Arshdeep Singh, noting their extensive experience and significant contributions to the team.

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Looking ahead to the highly anticipated India-Pakistan clash, Hardik Pandya commented on the excitement surrounding the game. He acknowledged the buzz and intensity that always accompanies this fixture and expressed hope for the Indian team to stay focused and deliver another strong performance.

“The match is always going to be fantastic, and there will be a lot of buzz. Hopefully, the Indian team will stay focused and make it another great day at the office against Pakistan in this big clash,” he remarked.