Hardik Pandya, who gave a thumping performance in the third T20I against England, has stated that team was just enjoying their game and giving their best, rather than worrying about it. He also revealed that after going for 22 runs in the first over, he wanted to come back and bowl his best balls.
Hardik Pandya played a major role on Sunday’s deciding match at Bristol with bat and ball taking 4/38 and scoring a quick 33 not out, which helped India get past England’s target of 199. The 24-year-old had a nightmarish start to his afternoon when he conceded 22 from his first over itself, before bouncing back with a match-winning performance.
Pandya later claimed that his team’s win in the T20I series against England was a stepping stone for the upcoming 50 over series, further stating that he and his side would be on an upward learning curve heading into the five one-day games that kick off in Nottingham on Thursday.
“I am always learning the game and making sure I am always learning from my mistakes in every game I play in. We have a fantastic supporting staff and leaders who give us immense confidence to go and express ourselves. We are just enjoying the game rather than thinking about what has got to happen. We are just playing our best cricket and when you do that you end up doing well," said Pandya in the post-match press conference.
“When I went for 22 in an over I thought the T20 is a funny format and the only thing to do was to come back and bowl my best balls. Virat Kohli asked me and I told him I was okay – if you come and take wickets on this type of wicket and ground it will stop the runs. I just had to make sure I kept it simple,” he added.