In the T20 World Cup (ICC World Cup 2021), these days there is a ruckus about Team India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Along with poor batting form, he is also unable to bowl these days. In such a situation, questions are constantly being raised about his inclusion in the playing XI. Meanwhile, there is news that the selectors of Team India themselves were not happy with Hardik’s form and wanted to send him back to India. But it is being said that Team India’s mentor Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) saved him.
Let us tell you that Hardik Pandya was in tremendous form in last year’s IPL. But this time he was a flop. He scored just 127 runs in 12 matches. The English newspaper Times of India has claimed, quoting sources, that the selectors wanted to send him back to India due to poor form and not bowling. But after becoming a mentor, Dhoni saved Pandya saying that he is a tremendous finisher of the team.
What will happen to Pandya?
Please tell that Hardik Pandya did not bowl against Pakistan. At the same time, he was also seen faltering on the batting front. However, for the last two days, he has been bowling during the net session in Dubai. In such a situation, it is believed that he can bowl against New Zealand. If this does not happen, then in the coming matches, Shardul Thakur or Deepak Chahar can get a chance in place of Pandya.
Virat’s support to Pandya
Recently, before the match against Pakistan, Virat had praised Hardik fiercely. He had said that the number 6 batsman cannot be prepared overnight. He had said, ‘I have always backed Pandya. You saw how he performed in Australia. I kept him in the team as a batsman. He is such a batsman who can snatch the match from the opponent. He is our match winner. Such batsmen are needed in T20.
Pandya considers Dhoni as brother
Let us inform that recently, during a conversation with ESPN Cricinfo, Hardik had said that former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is like his brother and he remembers him in every difficult time. Let us tell you that in the year 2016, Hardik made his debut in international cricket under Dhoni’s captaincy. Pandya had said, ‘He understands me very deeply. I am very close to him. He is the only person who can calm me down. He helped me many times in my career. Mahi is like my brother to me. I respect him because he helped me when I needed it.