Going forward, India’s new T20 captain Hardik Pandya is raring to see how his team tackles troublesome situations as he seeks to mould it into an outfit able to ending the nation’s barren run in world occasions.
Under Hardik’s management, India started the three-match T20 collection in opposition to neighbours Sri Lanka on a profitable notice, prevailing over the islanders by two runs right here on Tuesday.
Hardik had to depart the sphere for a short whereas after taking a catch.
“It is just cramps. Now I have tendency to scare people. I did not sleep well, did not drink enough water and hence the glutes were stiff. I was unwell and I had my fluids down,” Hardik mentioned on the presentation ceremony.
With Sri Lanka needing 13 runs in the final over to overhaul India’s complete of 162, the choice to give spinner Axar Patel the ball was a bit stunning.
“We may lose a sport right here and there however it’s alright. I need to put this team in troublesome situations as a result of it will help us in big video games. Bilaterals we’re superb at and that is how we’re going to problem ourselves.
“To be honest, all the young guns got us out of the situation today.”
One of the kids who shone brilliant on the evening was debutant pacer Shivam Mavi. The skipper was stuffed with reward for the quick bowler, who picked up 4/22 in his first T20 outing.
“The dialog was quite simple, I’ve seen him (Mavi) bowl properly in the IPL and I do know what are his strengths, simply again your self and don’t be concerned about getting hit.
“I just told him to simply bowl. I told him, ‘I am backing you. Even if you get hit, it’s fine.’ If the same situation is there, I will take the new ball.”
He added, “I have been bowling in the nets with the new ball since I returned in the IPL. I have learnt how to swing it back.”
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka mentioned the guests ought to have received the sport.
“It was (our sport to lose). Really disappointing with the way in which we completed. In Wankhede you want the batsmen to help you cross the road.
“I use the matchups really well and that’s the reason we restricted India to 162. It is still the first game and they (batters) are really good bunch of youngsters, they will come good,” Shanaka mentioned.
Mavi mentioned he has been ready for the final six years to get into the senior Indian team.
“Was ready for six years after enjoying U19. Had to work laborious in these six years – received injured as properly. For some time it appeared like my dream will stay a dream. But I stored at it.
“Having played the IPL, the nervousness is a little less. My idea in the powerplay is to attack and get them out. Favourite dismissal was the first one, getting him bowled,” Mavi mentioned.
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