With a resounding victory in the third T20 match on Wednesday (1 February 2023), Team India has won the T20 series against New Zealand 2-1. India’s captain Hardik Pandya was also given the title of ‘Player of the Series’ after this victory. After the amazing 168-run win in the third T20, Hardik Pandya has made a shocking statement about MS Dhoni. Let us know what he said during this.
Compared himself with dhoni
Let us tell you that after getting the title of ‘Player of the Series’, Hardik Pandya compared himself with veteran batsman and former India captain MS Dhoni. According to this statement of Hardik Pandya, his role in the team is now the same as Mahendra Singh Dhoni used to be. His statement has now grabbed the headlines of the media as well.
Hardik Pandya said in his statement,
“I don’t mind playing the role that Mahi bhai used to play, then, I was young and used to play shots all around the ground. But now since he has left our team, suddenly all that responsibility has come on me. We are getting better results, if I have to play with a little patience then there is no problem in that too.
Hardik Pandya did wonders in captaincy
It is worth mentioning that in the third T20 match, Hardik Pandya played a valuable inning of 30 runs in 17 balls while batting and also took 4 wickets while bowling. In this entire series, Hardik has shown the best game as a captain. Under the captaincy of Pandya, the Indian team has managed to win the fourth consecutive T20 series.
Talking about captain Hardik Pandya in T20 International, he has captained a total of 12 matches and has also won 8 matches for India. This is also a huge achievement in the early days of captaincy. Let us tell you that he is the captain of the Gujarat team in IPL and in the first season of his captaincy, he has also won the title for the team. His role in the Indian team is also important as an all-rounder.