Asia Cup 2022: “Nerves Were Checked” Hardik Pandya on Challenges faced against Pakistan

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India conquered the victory over Pakistan in both the team’s first game of Asia Cup 2022. It was a beautiful ending given by the Indian batters in the second innings. The game was quite nail-biting, and both teams played well. Virat Kohli was back in the game and made a decent score for India.

Hardik Pandya was named player of the match for his exceptional performance in the batting and bowling department. Pandya led team India to victory with his outstanding final shot. Pakistan gave a target of 148, which India came through with just a couple of balls remaining. 

“First of all, very happy to get this win because it was very important for us. Our nerves were checked, as a team, we were kind of challenged as well but loved the way he came out and played as well. Jaddu and I have been playing together for 7-8 years.” Hardik said in a video posted by BCCI on their official website.

“The Indian team is known for Top 3, very grateful that we are also getting the opportunities now and we are able to do the job. Our process is to play the World Cup and get the maximum opportunities. So going ahead, if a similar situation presents itself, we will remember this game.”

Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja made a great partnership and chased down most of the runs. Jadeja got out at 35 runs, but Pandya continued to make 33 runs in 17 balls. With six runs in three balls remaining, Hardik Pandya hit a six above Pakistani fielder’s heads and won the game. 

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