The T20 series decider was played between India and New Zealand yesterday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Indian captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bat first, which proved to be correct. Team India has set a big target of 235 runs in front of the Kiwi team thanks to the excellent century of opener Shubman Gill. Chasing this difficult target, the visiting team got all out after scoring only 66 runs and lost the match by 168 runs.
Team India has won the three-match T20 International series against New Zealand by 2-1, after which India now remains as the No. 1 T20 team in the world. Captain Hardik Pandya was awarded the Man of the Series award after this victory. Hardik Pandya looked giddy with this resounding victory. But he gave such a statement after the match which the fans are not liking. Fans are calling him an arrogant captain.
what did hardik pandya say
During the post match presentation, Hardik Pandya was named for the Player of the Series, after which Hardik Pandya said, “I don’t want this man of the series and trophy. That honor goes to the entire support staff, and I am happy for all of them. I always try to play the game in a different way. I always try to find what’s needed, not pre-think.”
After this, he gave such a statement that people are calling him an arrogant captain. Hardik Pandya said, “Whatever decisions I take depends on the time and situation. I want to keep it simple and hold back my guts. I have a simple rule, if I go down, I go down on my own terms. We have talked about taking challenges. When we played the IPL final, we felt that the second innings was more spicy but, today on this surface, I wanted to make it a normal match because it was crucial.