Team of India good at everything Hardik Pandya stated this simple advice from a former captain MS Dhoni helped him immensely in his journey as a cricketer. Hardick said Donnie had told him to stop thinking about personal goals and put the team first.
The 28-year-old cricket player continued his excellent form from the IPL 2022 in the ongoing T20I series against South Africa. On Friday, he scored an important 46 of 31 and took part in the fifth goal of 65 with Dinesh Kartik (55 of 27). The partnership saved India from trouble after they stumbled to 81 in four, while hitting first after losing a throw.
In collaboration with Karthik on bcci.tv, Hardik revealed how Dhoni’s advice has made a big difference in the way he approaches the game. He recalled:
“In the beginning of my days, Mahi bhai taught me one thing. I asked him a very simple question, which was like how to get out of the pressure. He gave me very simple advice and it was – “stop thinking about your result, start thinking about what your team requires”. This lesson stuck in my mind and helped me become the player I became. Whatever situation I get into, I evaluate and play accordingly. ”
Hardick hit three fours and six more on Friday. Earlier, he scored unbeaten 31 out of 12 in the first T20I and 31 out of 21 in the third T20I series.
“Nothing really changes for me” – Hardik Pandya on the difference in the game for Gujarat Titans and India
Before returning to the Indian team, Hardick had an incredible time in the IPL 2022. He led the Gujarat Titans (GT) to victory in their first season of the IPL. The all-rounder made a significant individual contribution, scoring 487 runs and winning eight goals.
He was also named “Match Player” in the final for a great multi-faceted effort. Asked how playing for India is different from GT’s performance, cricketer Baroda said:
“It simply came to our notice then. I’m playing the situation. I play the symbol that is there on my chest. The only thing I want to do better over time is smoothness and how often I can do what I did for both India and Gujarat.
Hardick was recently appointed captain of the Indian team for the two-match T20I series, which will be played against Ireland in Dublin on June 26 and 28.