India vs New Zealand: Thank you, Hardik Pandya tweets after strong comeback

India vs New Zealand: Thank you, Hardik Pandya tweets after strong comeback

November 16, 2019 hhbhixcm 0

first_img3rd ODI, Brief Scores: India (244/3) beat New Zealand (243) by 7 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 series lead. Rohit (62), Kohli (60), Rayudu (40*). Full ScorecardHardik Pandya made a strong comeback to the Indian team after his suspension over Koffee with Karan was lifted by BCCI. Pandya and KL Rahul were suspended and asked to return home before the first ODI against Australia in Sydney following their controversial remarks on Koffee with Karan.After the suspension was lifted, Hardik Pandya flew out to join the Indian team in New Zealand for the ODI and T20I series. On Monday, Pandya replaced Vijay Shankar and picked 2 for 45 off his 10 overs and took a stunning catch to see off New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.India skipper Virat Kohli was happy to have his star all-rounder back in the team and said he was glad to see Pandya’s efforts and intensity on the field against the Black Caps on Monday.”It’s very, very good to have Hardik back. He is someone who provides a lot of balance to the team. And the way he bowled today showed he went back and practiced his skills.”He put his head down and focussed on what he needed to do and you could tell from the way he bowled with intensity straightaway.. picking two crucial wickets at that stage.”He’s someone who will give you those important contributions in all three departments and that’s something any team would want to have and when he comes in, the team looks a lot more balanced,” Kohli said in the post-match press conference.advertisementHardik Pandya, who had stayed away from social media after issuing an apology, tweeted with two words and a few pictures from what was undoubtedly a special match for him.Thank you pic.twitter.com/rzIKQX7ELxhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 28, 2019After Pandya derailed New Zealand, Sunil Gavaskar hailed the all-rounder for a terrific performance.”Terrific performance, absolutely terrific performance. It’s never easy [to fly and straightway play a match]. The jet lag can get to you. He is a young man, he has had things that have happened and he just wants to forget it. The best way to forget it is being out on the field. And this is what he does best. Being on the field and playing for the country… that’s what you want,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.Also Read | Hardik Pandya showed he went back to India and worked hard: Virat KohliAlso Read | Hardik Pandya wants to forget what happened, was terrific in 3rd ODI: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Come on yaar: Hardik Pandya furious with Shikhar Dhawan’s fielding effortlast_img

 

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