Hardik Pandya has vowed to bring something into his game in order to double up his services in all three formats, according to India captain Virat Kohli. Hardik has mostly played as a finisher for the national team in recent years, but the all-rounder has recently begun bowling. The 27-year-old cricketer only bowled two overs in the first T20I, but finished his quota in the second.
“Hardik Pandya deserves credit for bowling at least three overs for us in every game. And he’s vowed that over the next six to eight months, he’ll give it his all to be the all-rounder the team needs in all three formats. He is always playing for the squad, and players like him are extremely valuable “After winning the second T20I, Kohli spoke to the hosts’ broadcaster. Hardik had announced earlier this week, ahead of the first T20I, that he would bowl against England in the series.
“It’s been almost a month since I’ve been training in this format, and it’ll be crucial with the World T20 approaching. In this series, you’ll see me bowling “After the toss in the first T20I, Hardik told the host broadcasters. Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli both scored half-centuries on Sunday to help India comfortably chase down the 165-run target in the second T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
“England displayed their dominance in the first match, so you must be professional and complete the challenge. That’s exactly what we did last night “Kohli said. The hosts “ticked all the boxes” in the second game, according to India’s captain, who praised Washington Sundar’s bowling performance.
“For us, it was a very fun game. I believe we checked all of the boxes we needed to. With the ball, particularly in the first innings, “Kohli said. “It was really wise bowling to just give away 34 in the last five games. Washy, in particular, had only one left-hander to bowl to and made full use of the wide boundary to the right-handers “Added he.
The series is currently tied 1-1 after five games. The third T20I will be played on Tuesday between the two teams.