The new World no.1 team is playing like the World no.1 team. India won another match against Australia and already won the series with a lead of 3-0. The Batting, Bowling and also great fielding efforts has given Virat Kohli and co yet another ODI win.
Hardik Pandya won the man of the match award for his awesome innings while chasing a huge target. He scored 78 runs from 72 balls including 5 fours and 4 huge sixes. Everyone stunned when Hardik Pandya walked in the crease in place of Manish Pandey. But who was the man behind his promotion ?
in post match presentation, Virat Kohli reveals that it was Ravi Shastri’s idea to promote Hardik Pandya.
“We have been wanting a guy like that for the past five, six years. A really explosive all-rounder is what we were missing and he’s giving us that balance. A great asset for Indian cricket and I wish him all the best for the future. His promotion today was Ravi Bhai’s (Ravi Shastri) thought ” Virat Kohli said.
” They batted really well, but we knew that if we get two, three wickets, we could pull it back. I was thinking this was a 330-340 wicket. The bowlers stood up when we wanted them to.That’s been the feature of this team. I felt they were 35-40 runs short.That gave us a lot of confidence “he further added to his lines.