Hardik Pandya India vs New Zealand: India’s T20 stand-in captain Hardik Pandya said that he is completely focused on India’s T20 series against New Zealand, and semi-finals in T20 World Cup 2022. The disappointment of being left behind is left behind. India and New Zealand, both having lost in the semi-finals of the Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia, are on course to advance to the T20 World Cup 2024 through a three-match T20 series, the first match of which was abandoned on Friday due to rain without a ball being bowled. Done.
He said, "To be honest, the World Cup is over. I have put it behind me now. I had said earlier also, there will be disappointment, it will take some time to get over it. But at the same time, it is a new beginning."
Hardik said in a conversation with the broadcasters, "The World Cup is over, now we are thinking of moving forward. Now we are looking forward to this series as the journey of two years has started from here. So we are going to focus more on the future because you cannot control what has already happened."
With India captain Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli resting first-choice players, it looks like Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav and Umran Malik for the future T20 plan of things Gives youngsters a chance to perform well and stay in the team.
He said, "I know the other players very well. They will follow exactly what the management or captain says. I am not much worried about it because I have been here for almost five-six years. It is enough for me to know that if I have something to say to someone, they will surely listen because they are all professional sportsmen."
Fast bowling all-rounder Hardik observed that due to continuous playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the youngsters coming into the Indian team have a lot of experience. They said, "Even the youth who have come are no longer young. These people are young by age, but not by experience. They have been playing IPL for five-six years, which is one of the most competitive leagues in the world."
With India fielding a team full of youngsters, Hardik feels the first priority will be to get the new players comfortable in the team and get clarity on their respective roles.