2022 T20 World Cup is now in its Super 12 Stage and there has been exciting cricket on offer. The Super 12 stage began with the Kiwis beating current holders Australia by 89 runs. The match of the tournament was played at MCG on Sunday when India beat Pakistan in a nerve-wracking match. The game on Sunday had everyone on the edge as the ups and downs of the game made it a thriller.
Pandya the match winner –
After a dismal 2021 T20 WC for India which hosted by India in the UAE, Hardik Pandya came in for a lot of criticism. The Baroda based player was dropped from the Indian team for a while. Pandya then made a strong comeback post an inspired show in the IPL.
Shane Watson has his say on Pandya –
Former Australian all rounder and opener, Shane Watson has lavished praise on the Indian all rounder. Watson said while speaking to NDTV “Hardik is absolutely at the peak of his powers at this moment. It is an absolute treat to watch him play. I love watching fast-bowling all-rounders who steam in and have a real crack. You know, the impact they can have and they can take the game away from the opposition at any time of the game, whether it is with the bat and ball”
Pandya can win the WC for India feels Watson –
Speaking about the 2022 T20 WC the former Australian player said “It is really pleasing to see Hardik playing like he is doing right now. And in regards to T20 cricket, Hardik is way above where Ben Stokes is right now. With the way Hardik is batting, his versatility while batting at the end, and the way he is bowling. Right now, at this moment, Hardik is the stand-out. Hardik Pandya is a talented cricketer. When he’s bowling, the way he is paced up at 140s is amazing. He’s just got great skill and he’s got a great ability to take wickets and also defend runs. His batting just continues to go through the roof”
2022 a year to remember for Pandya –
Hardik Pandya first made headlines when he told that he had resumed bowling at full tilt. Pandya leading the new Gujarat Titans unit led them to IPL win in their first season, where Pandya scored over 480 runs with the bat. He then was picked for the Indian and in fact made the skipper for the away series against Ireland. Pandya has been in decent form with the bat and ball. in the game against Pakistan he scored 40 and picked 3 wickets with the ball and was the quickest of the Indian bowlers clocking 90 Miles Per Hour on a consistent basis.