Hardik Pandya, a star all-rounder for India, has shown interest in taking over as the team’s permanent captain in the not-too-distant future. In addition, he shifted his focus to the forthcoming Asia Cup and said that their performance would only improve from here on out.
Pandya has served as the captain of India in three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), all of which the team has won. The 28-year-old batsman led the Men in Blue to a series victory in Ireland, and then on Sunday, he led his team to a victory against the West Indies in the 5th Twenty20 International that was played at Lauderhill.
When Pandya was asked if he would be open to becoming a full-time T20I captain in the future, he responded by saying that he would be delighted to do it if given the opportunity.
What did Hardik Pandya say?
According to a report from ESPN Cricinfo, the destructive batter said: “Yeah! Why shouldn’t I? In the event that I am given the chance to do so in the future, I will jump at the chance. But, now my focus is on competing in both the World Cup and the Asia Cup.”
In anticipation of the Asia Cup, which will begin on August 27 in the United Arab Emirates, the seam-bowling all-rounder said that they cannot afford to be complacent and that they must continue to improve.
He added: “We are going to focus on that, and we are going to make sure that as a team, what we are doing, we continue and make sure that all of the skill sets that we are acquiring, we can keep getting better at it, and at the same point in time, enjoy the game as well.”
The outstanding performance of the player for Baroda in the Indian Premier League 2022 led to his ascension to the position of captain for the team. He led the recently established Gujarat Titans to victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the first time while serving as captain.
The 28-year-old thinks that it is essential to continue growing and developing in order to give consistent performances heading into the Twenty20 World Cup that will be held in Australia in October and November.
The next matchup for India will be against Zimbabwe, where they will compete in three one-day internationals. Pandya, on the other hand, is not going to be part of the series.