Indian Cricket Team Captain Hardik Pandya Said "Let Nicholas Pooran Hit Me". West Indies Star Responds
After falling behind 0-2 in the T20I series against the West Indies, India began their comeback by defeating the hosts in the third T20I. The fact that West Indies' hard-hitter Nicholas Pooran had failed to fire in the match was crucial to the Indian team's win.
After the game, India captain Hardik Pandya issued a challenge to Pooran, stating he hopes the Windies legend comes after him hard in the next game. Pooran has, at long last,'responded' to the challenge.
"Yeah, let Nicky hit me if he wants to; that was the plan." I prefer competitions where I know I can't make too many mistakes in line or length since it offers Nicky an advantage. "I hope he comes very hard at me and gives me a wicket in the fourth game," Hardik stated after the third T20I.
Pooran played an important role for West Indies in the fifth T20I, assisting his team to a 3-2 series triumph. Pooran uploaded an Instagram story after the game that can be read as a'response' to Hadik.
Pooran scored 47 runs off 35 balls in the fifth T20I, helping his team to victory. Pooran struck Hardik for two sixes in the same over during his spell on the crease. Pooran highlighted the twin sixes as his'response' on his Instagram story.
After the match went in favour of the West Indies, Hardik stated that he played a significant role in India's defeat.
"When I arrived, we lost momentum and were unable to capitalise on the situation." I believe we will put ourselves to the test. We strive to improve. In retrospect, it's fine. We don't need to go into detail. I'm aware of how the boys interact inside the group.
We have plenty of time to work it out. Losing can be beneficial at times. On the plus side, we have learned a great deal.
"The guys demonstrated character. They deserve credit. They continued coming and trying new things. It is a necessary step in the procedure. That is how I felt at the time. When I see a situation, I usually favour the first thing that comes to mind. "It's not rocket science; it's just my gut feeling," he explained.