India all-rounder Hardik Pandya had a superb Australia tour the place he gathered 268 runs at 89.33 within the white-ball tour and even bagged the Participant of the Collection award within the T20I collection. Taking part in his first collection with India this yr, Pandya first sparked with the bat within the ODI collection, ending because the staff’s highest run-scorer in three video games.
The Baroda participant regarded in chic contact with the bat, registering spectacular scores of 90 and 92* within the first and third ODI respectively. He adopted it with a match-winning 42* within the second T20I, the place he slammed two sixes within the final over when India wanted 14 runs to win. Pandya’s blistering knock was very important in India gaining an unassailable 2-Zero lead within the T20I affair.
Struggling to bowl put up his again harm, Pandya was slotted within the squad as a batsman who can end in demise overs. He excelled in his duties and powered India’s run-flow together with his big-hitting innings.
The Surat-born struck a purple patch and followers even backed him to remain again and play solely as a batsman within the Take a look at collection, scheduled to start out with the pink-ball sport from December 17. Pandya, nevertheless, wasn’t within the staff administration’s plans.
“It’s a completely different ball sport, I really feel. I do not thoughts [playing the Tests]. [But] the decision has already been made about it. So I can not do a lot about it,” he had mentioned after his blazing knock within the second T20I.
Pandya is now spending time together with his relations upon his return to India. He took his accomplice Natasa Stankovic out for dinner on Wednesday. Natasa shared footage from their outing on her Instagram. “My Dinner Date,” wrote Natasa.
Final week, he had shared an image with son Agastya after reuniting with him after 4 months. Earlier than the Australia collection, the all-rounder was within the UAE together with his IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians (MI).
The Mumbai-based outfit managed to defend its title by defeating Delhi Capitals (DC) within the closing of the match. Although Pandya did not bowl a single over for MI, he had a powerful stint with the bat the place he scored 281 runs at an explosive strike-rate of just about 180.