XtraTime Web Desk: Though Indian cricket team’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya gave 22 runs in his first over but returned back well in the second spell where he took four wickets and gave just 16 runs. While batting he played a magical knock of 33 runs in just 14 delivers, which was one of the key reasons of India’s first ever T20I series win on English soil. Hardik knows that pretty well and that’s why he termed this performance as one of the best performance in T20 format.
“I mean, yeah you can say so. I would’ve loved to restrict them. Obviously I gave 38 but in the first over I wanted to give less runs. Maybe I can call it the best performance. It doesn’t matter. In the end if the team wins, even if I give 50 runs and don’t take wickets, if the team wins I am more than happy. I don’t play for my own performance.” Said Pandya at the post match press-conference.
As per Hardik whenever he performs poorly in a game he always tries to learn from his mistakes which helps him to do well in the next matches.
“I am learning. I am always learning in the game. I’ve made sure that I keep on learning from my mistakes and with every game I am playing, something or the other I am learning, which is helping my game. We have a fantastic staff and leaders who are giving us immense confidence to go and express ourselves. We are just enjoying our game rather than thinking about what’s going to happen. We’re just playing our best cricket and eventually when you do that, you end up doing well,” added Pandya.
Rohit Sharma played a magical knock in the decider against England where he scored his third hundred to take the Men in Blue to their first T20I series win on English soil. Pandya heaped praise on Rohit for his remarkable knock and as per him it was really very special to watch him play with this confidence.
“Rohit played outstanding innings. Not having two good games and coming and playing like this is special. It shows the confidence that the players are having in this team are incredible, themselves as well, and it all comes to the team. The support is great which we all required and when your team is with you, you eventually do well. Rohit was outstanding,” said Pandya.