Hardik Pandya of Team India was praised by Parthiv Patel for his sensational batting performance on Sunday against Pakistan in a match that took place at the Dubai International Stadium as part of the Asia Cup 2022 (August 28).
After the game, he gave an interview to Cricbuzz where he discussed how India’s triumph in the high-pressure match was due in large part to Hardik Pandya’s impressive level of coolness. He lauded the performance of the right-handed player for playing an impressive knock despite the difficult hitting circumstances.
Patel made note of the fact that batters from both India and Pakistan had difficulty stepping up the ante on the surface. Pandya was the only player in the match who was able to score at a good strike rate, which was something that he brought up to emphasize.
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What did Parthiv Patel say about Hardik Pandya after the match against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022?
He went on to explain: “Hardik Pandya finished the game at a point when even the set batsmen from both sides battled to push their strike rate beyond 120. There was a lot of buzz, with people talking about seeking retribution for the T20 World Cup defeat. He came in and scored at a strike rate that was close to 200, that too while under duress against Pakistan. There was a lot of hype. Since the Indian Premier League, many of us have been remarking on his level of maturity and composure, and he demonstrated these qualities once again.”
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— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 28, 2022
Patel went on to say that the all-rounder has shown a consistent level of reliability with both the bat and the ball. He added that Pandya has strong confidence in his talents, and the manner in which he conducts himself on the field is a testimonial to the fact that Pandya has such a strong conviction.