Hardik Pandya On Sanju Samson & Umran Malik: The Indian team defeated New Zealand by 1-0 in the 3 T20 series. Actually, the third match of this series ended on a tie. While earlier in the second match, Team India defeated New Zealand by a big margin of 65 runs. At the same time, the first match was washed away due to rain. Sanju Samson and Umran Malik did not get a chance to play the match in the T20 series against New Zealand. After which many veterans including fans raised questions on the team selection on social media. Now Indian team captain Hardik Pandya has given his reaction on this.
‘It’s my team, the coach and what I see fit…’
Hardik Pandya said that the first thing, who is saying what outside does not make any difference to our level. He said that this is my team, the coach and I will take the field with whatever side we want. There is a lot of time, everyone will get a chance and when they get a chance, they will get a long time. Had there been a bigger series, more matches, there would have been more chances, but this was a small series. The Indian captain said that I do not believe in much change and will not do so further. Actually, after the last match of the series against New Zealand, Hardik Pandya was speaking in the press conference.
‘I needed six bowling options’
Indian captain Hardik Pandya said that like I wanted six bowling options and that thing has come in this tour, as Deepak Hooda has bowled. He said that if such batsmen bowl little by little, then you will have many opportunities. Also, he said that if the bowling options are more then there will be more options against the opposition batsmen. Significantly, India defeated New Zealand 1-0 in the 3 T20 series. The third T20 match between the two teams ended in a tie. Earlier in the second match, India defeated New Zealand. However, the first match of this series could not be played due to rain.