Hardik Pandya is one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket presently. In his short international career (so far), Pandya has impressed one and all with his aggressive batting and flamboyant style of playing cricket.
After making an impact in limited-overs cricket, Hardik Pandya now has taken Test cricket by a storm in the ongoing Test series between Sri Lanka and India. In the first innings of the third Test match, Hardik Pandya scored smashed 1108 runs and scored his maiden Test hundred.
Pandya took his time initially, but once he got his eyes in, he smashed Sri Lankan bowlers all around the park and made them look ordinary. In his innings, Hardik Pandya smashed 7 towering sixes and entertained fans with explosive batting.
After the match, Pandya addressed the media and revealed that he was very conformable in the 90s and for the first time in his life, he did not have butterflies in his stomach in the nervous nineties.
“First time in my life I have not had the 90s butterfly. Otherwise, I don’t remember previous centuries, but I used to have butterflies from what I can remember. In today’s game when I batted I was in a different zone.
“When I bat, I don’t think about my personal scores and achievements. It has helped me enough. One thing I learned from Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) is that you always put your team ahead, see the scoreboard and play accordingly. That has helped me throughout,” Pandya revealed.
“When me and Wriddhi (Wriddhiman Saha) went in, we played normally. Once he got out, still Kuldeep (Yadav) was there, and I could take singles with him. Even Shami and Umesh can bat, but you also know that when you have one wicket left, you play a different game; when you have three wickets, you play differently. I just batted according to the situation.”
VIDEO: Hardik Pandya’s Brilliant Test Hundred Against Sri Lanka