Sanjay Manjrekar Praises Hardik Pandya For Churning-out Unreal Performances
By CricShots - Aug 31, 2022 3:50 pm
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Former Indian cricketer, Sanjay Manjrekar has showered praises on the Indian all-arounder, Hardik Pandya for his heroic performance against Pakistan in Asia Cup saying he is pulling off some unreal performances at the moment. Manjrekar also said Hardik keeps his cool and gets runs under pressure as he played a match-winning knock of unbeaten 33 runs. India wrapped up Pakistan on 147 and Pandya played a key role in it. India chased the target in the final over of the innings at the loss of five wickets.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya exuberated confidence

Praising the all-rounder during a chat with Sports 18, former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar said, “Just this calmness. Everything about him is currently unreal. His bowling returns are unreal, which is something that you get with others as well, but his ability to keep calm and get runs under pressure.”

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India lost their top three wickets early and the match was in a critical situation. Hardik Pandya made a brilliant partnership with Ravindra Jadeja to stitch a match-winning partnership to assure India’s victory. Hardik hit a six in the final over of the innings by Mohammad Nawaz.

Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar further appreciated Hardik for his choice of strokes in a crunch situation.

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Explaining the same, former India cricketer said, “That last over was a tricky one because Hardik was in there and played the faster bowlers mostly, so there was a rhythm of hitting against the quicker bowlers and suddenly the situation was such that Pakistan had to bring in the left-arm spinner. Jadeja got out to the first ball and then he had four balls to get those runs. The pressure is immense but the kind of shots also that he played to get those winning runs under pressure is just outstanding.”