After trouncing Australia in the 5th ODI, Indian captain Virat Kohli credited Hardik Pandya as a key player. Kohli was full of praise for the all-rounder, who scored 222 runs and picked up six wickets. He said “Hardik Pandya is the biggest asset (from the series). Selection dilemma is always a good headache for me as a captain because its always better to have plenty to pick from and take the best 11 possible.
Kohli said “I thought it was a really convincing series win. We’ve ticked all the boxes. We have been put under pressure, and we have come back four times to win four games. Lots of positives to come out of this series.” He also said that the management played a role in motivating the players and its almost like second nature for his teammates.
Hardik Pandya Wants to Improve even Further
Player-of-the-tournament Pandya said that there is a long way for him to go and there is always scope for improvement for a cricketer in his career. He is constantly working hard on his fitness because it’s not easy to do both skills. Pandya said that the situation he batted this time was different from what he was used to. The Gujarat-born cricketer believes that he has learned a lot and it was a pleasure playing against the Australian team.