A bold claim by a former Star says, "Hardik Pandya needs support that Rahul Dravid doesn’t provide...."

The captain of Team India in the T20I series against the West Indies, Hardik Pandya, is getting a lot of criticism after the team lost the T20Is. The batting unit of the team has punched quite below its weight, inviting a plethora of reactions from the cricketing spectrum over the nature of the experiments' that are being done. The decisions of captain Hardik Pandya and the selection of players haven't been immune to criticism either. For former India cricketer Parthiv Patel, Hardik needs a 'supportive' captain like Ashish Nehra at the Gujarat Titans to deliver, not Rahul Dravid.
When it comes to the Indian T20 team, Parthiv feels Hardik isn't getting the type of support he needs from head coach Dravid.
After the defeat of Team India in the 2nd T20I, Parthiv said that "There have been a couple of instances about Hardik Pandya's captaincy that have been glaring mistakes. The first was giving that over to Axar Patel in the first game when Nicholas Pooran had come out to bat. And today, this one (not giving Yuzvendra Chahal his 4th over in the 2nd T20I). Hardik Pandya, the captain, has been brilliant with GT, but at Gujarat Titans, he had the support of Ashish Nehra. But is Rahul Dravid the proactive coach or person that we are looking for in the T20 format? I don't think so. In my mind, we need someone who is proactive. Hardik Pandya has that spark, but he needs that support, which, to me, Rahul Dravid doesn't provide."



Aug 8, 2023 7:38 AM