The second match played between India and Sri Lanka was very exciting. Batting first in this match, the Sri Lankan team gave Hardik Pandya’s team a mammoth target of 207 runs. In response, the Indian team completely failed to achieve this target. Due to which he had to face a humiliating defeat by 16 runs. At the same time, the captain looked very disappointed with this defeat. Let us know what he said after this defeat….
Pandya came disappointed with the defeat of Team India
Hardik Pandya looked very disappointed after the match. Talking during the post match ceremony, he said that the team batted and bowled very poorly in the powerplay. He said,
“We bowled and batted very badly in the powerplay. I am very disappointed by this. We made mistakes in this match which we should not have done at this stage. But we can learn from our mistakes. We have control over this. You can have a bad day but don’t go away from the values.
Hardik Pandya breaks silence on Arshdeep’s no ball
Taking the matter further, Hardik said that Arshdeep Singh has bowled a no ball earlier also. But bowling no balls at this stage is not a good thing at all. The captain said,
“The situation is not easy at all for Arshdeep. He had bowled no-balls in several matches earlier as well. I am not blaming anyone but no ball is a crime. Surya scored runs while batting brilliantly at number four. Whoever comes into the team – you want to give them a role they are comfortable in (talking about Rahul batting at No.3).”
Significantly, the Sri Lankan team, while batting first after losing the toss, set a mountainous target of 207 runs. Which the Indian team failed to achieve. Despite half-centuries from Akshar Patel and Suryakumar Yadav, the hosts could not win. So Hardik Pandya’s team had to face defeat by 16 runs.