T20 World Cup 2022 has started in Australia and the Indian team started their campaign on 23 October with a match against Pakistan. This match between India and Pakistan was played at Melbourne Cricket Ground and the men in blue won the game on the last ball. Ahead of the India-Pakistan match, former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson gave a big statement as he said that India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya is running in excellent form.
Watson also said that Hardik can play an important role in helping the Indian team win the second World Cup. Significantly, the first T20 World Cup was played in the year 2007. Team India won the T20 World Cup in 2007 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Now the 8th edition of the T20 World Cup is being played in Australia.
So far 6 teams including India-Pakistan have won the T20 World Cup. According to Shane Watson, Hardik Pandya is a talented cricketer. Especially, when he is bowling at a speed of 140 km/h, it is a great experience to watch. He said that apart from taking wickets, Hardik Pandya has a superb ability to stop runs.
Shane Watson praised Hardik Pandya’s batting as he is going through excellent form. He is a great finisher as well as an amazing power hitter. Hardik Pandya has all the skills that a good batsman should have. Shane Watson says that in IPL 2022, we saw what Hardik Pandya can do. He can win the Indian team in the T20 World Cup 2022 on his own. This player is truly a match-winner.
In a conversation with TOI, Shane Watson said, “Hardik Pandya is a talented cricketer. When he is bowling, the way his speed is 140 km/h, it is amazing. Not only does he have superb skills but he also has a great ability to take wickets and defend runs. His batting is also in great rhythm. He is not only a finisher but also a power hitter. He has all the skills. We saw him in the last IPL. He can win the T20 World Cup on his own. He is truly a match-winner.”