Asia Cup 2022: Hardik, who won the last over with a six, said, would it have made a difference even if 10 fielders were out
New Delhi, Online Desk. In the first match of the Asia Cup, if the Indian team was able to register a win against Pakistan, then Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja had a big contribution behind it. Both put on 52 runs for the 5th wicket, but when Jadeja was dismissed leaving the team in the middle at the last moment, Pandya took the lead and gave victory by hitting a six in the last over. Pandya scored 33 off 17 balls while Ravindra Jadeja made 35 off 29 balls. After the match, both of them spoke openly and told what was going on in their mind in this high pressure match when they were on the middle ground.
BCCI has posted a video in which both have spoken openly about that partnership and their strategy. Through this video, Jadeja explained why his batting order was changed. According to Jadeja, he had come with the aim of playing aggressive shots against the spin bowlers. He described the partnership with Hardik as important.
Hardik's Spill Pain
Hardik said that ‘Team India has always been successful because of its top three but now we are also getting opportunities and we are able to do well. Hardik also shared his old memories of when he had to walk off the field due to an injury during the 2018 Asia Cup match against Pakistan. Hardik also remembered the people who helped him the most during the injury.
From @hardikpandya7's emotional Asia Cup journey to @imjadeja's solid batting display! 👍 👍— BCCI (@BCCI) August 29, 2022
The all-rounder duo chat up after #TeamIndia win their #AsiaCup2022 opener against Pakistan - by @ameyatilak
Full interview 🎥 🔽 https://t.co/efJHpc4dBo #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/MJOij6bDRl
What did Pandya say about the pressure of the last over?
When Jadeja asked Pandya, what was going on in your mind when I got out in the last over? On this Pandya said that 7 runs did not seem too big to me. He said that there were 5 fielders outside, even if there were 10, I would not have bothered. There was no pressure in my mind. According to me the pressure was on the bowler. I was counting on him to make a mistake.