Asia Cup 2022 | Everything about Hardik Pandya is currently unreal, states Sanjay Manjrekar
Hardik Pandya displayed his all-round skills against Pakistan|
Sanjay Manjrekar has praised Hardik Pandya for his heroic performance against Pakistan in Asia Cup saying he is pulling off some unreal things at the moment. Manjrekar also said Hardik keeps his cool and gets runs under pressure as he played a match-winning knock of unbeaten 33 runs.
Hardik Pandya displayed a match-winning performance against Pakistan in Asia Cup making vital contributions. Hardik first scored unbeaten 33 runs with the bat and also scalped three wickets for the team. India wrapped up Pakistan on 147 and Pandya played a key role in it. India chased the target in the final over of the innings at the loss of five wickets.
Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has praised Hardik for his performance saying he is doing some unreal stuff at the moment.
"Just this calmness. Everything about him is currently unreal. His bowling returns are unreal, which is something that you get with others as well, but his ability to keep calm and get runs under pressure," Manjrekar said on the Sports 18 show Sports Over the Top.
India lost their top three wickets early and the match was in a critical situation. Hardik Pandya tagged along with Ravindra Jadeja to stitch a match-winning partnership to assure India’s victory. Hardik hit a six in the final over of the innings by Mohammad Nawaz.
Manjrekar further appreciated Hardik for his choice of strokes in a crunch situation.
"That last over was a tricky one because Hardik was in there and played the faster bowlers mostly, so there was a rhythm of hitting against the quicker bowlers and suddenly the situation was such that Pakistan had to bring in the left-arm spinner. Jadeja got out to the first ball and then he had four balls to get those runs. The pressure is immense but the kind of shots also that he played to get those winning runs under pressure is just outstanding," he explained.