IND vs ENG: “Hardik Pandya will definitely take over the team in the future” – Sunil Gavaskar on India leader
Indian Cricket Team suffered a thumping defeat to England. The Men in Blue didn’t look like much, as defending for 169 runs was not a difficult task. There were high hopes for Bhuveneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami to lead the bowling attack, but they were taken to the cleaners by both Buttler and Hales.
England Cricket Team didn’t think they would win the match by 10 wickets as India has a powerful bowling attack that can easily rattle the opposing team. The dashing pair of Jos Buttler and Alex Hales rioted and decimated the Indian bowling attack, showing no mercy.
Sunil Gavaskar on Hardik Pandya
Sunil Gavaskar interacted with Star Sports and made an interesting statement about Hardik Pandya. “After he won the Indian Premier League on his first assignment as captain, they would have designated Hardik Pandya as the next captain. Hardik Pandya will definitely take over the team in the future and there will be some retirements, you never know. Players will think carefully about it.” said Sunil Gavaskar.
“There are several players in their mid-30s who will reconsider their position in the Indian T20I team.” he added.
Questionable captain of Rohit Sharma
Skipper Rohit Sharma’s decision to surrender only one to Arshdeep Singh did not go well. The pacemaker on the left arm was quite lethal in the early stages of the match. At the same time, Axar Patel got 2 overs, giving up 19 runs in 2 overs. India gave away 63 points in the power playovers and it somewhat dented India’s confidence.
England would be ecstatic at their performance as they hammered the Men in Blue. Skipper Jos Buttler showed great mental commitment as he struggled a bit in the early stages of the match. England would now be trying to end the 12-year drought as the 2010 champions have the golden opportunity to win the championship, as not only do they have good depth of strike, but they have players for all conditions.
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