Captain Hardik Pandya blasts Team India's Performance after their second defeat in the T20I

On Sunday, captain Hardik Pandya was not happy with the performance of his team as India faced their second defeat. He said that batters have to take on more responsibility going forward. India gave another poor batting display as they were able to score only 152 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in the second T20I against the West Indies, which the hosts won by two wickets. The total was only a bit better than the 145/9 they managed in the first game.
On this, Hardik said, "If I am being honest, that was not a pleasing batting performance. The wickets were falling, and the track was on the slower side. We could have batted better. 160 plus, or 170, would have been a good total.
He also said that "Batters need to take more responsibility," Hardik said at the post-match presentation.
Team India is now trailing the five-match series 0-2 with the likes of Shubaman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Sanju Samson failing to score runs.
Hardik also said that, "With the current combination we have, we will have to trust our top seven batters to come good and hope the bowlers win you games. We have to find ways to make sure we have the right balance, but at the same time, batters need to take more responsibility."
Tilak Varma has looked at ease, playing in his debut series as he scored the bulk of the runs for India.
"The way he has been batting, that is something we are looking at. A left-hander at No. 4 gives us a right-left combination throughout. The youngsters are coming with confidence and fearlessness."



Aug 7, 2023 4:13 AM