Gautam Gambhir Believes Hardik Pandya is Set To Turn His Form Around- “wickets in two balls and everything is back to normal”

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After a challenging IPL 2024 season, Hardik Pandya has found his rhythm at the T20 World Cup. Despite a lackluster performance for the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL, where he scored just 216 runs and picked up 11 wickets at an economy rate of 10.75, Hardik has been nothing short of brilliant for the Indian team in the ongoing T20 World Cup.

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir expressed confidence in Hardik Pandya’s abilities during an exclusive interview on Sporskeeda’s SK Match ki Baat. Gambhir highlighted that T20 cricket is a format where a 10-ball 25 can change the course of a game. Hardik possesses the X-factor, whether as a batter, bowler, or fielder. Gambhir emphasized that when Hardik clicks, everything falls into place. Even picking up two wickets in two balls can turn the tide.

Gautam Gambhir Opens up on Hardik Pandya’s Form

“Hardik has that ability, capability, mental strength and is the important member of that Indian team. He has got that X-factor be it as a batter, bowler or fielder. T20 cricket is such a format that a 10-ball 25 changes everything and everything starts to click. You pick two wickets in two balls and everything is back to normal” Gambhir said.

Gautam Gambhir

 

Hardik Pandya has already made a significant impact in the T20 World Cup. He secured the Player of the Match award with a blistering half-century off just 27 balls against Bangladesh in the Super 8. Additionally, his crucial cameo of 27* against Australia contributed to India’s victory.

Gambhir acknowledged the pressure that comes with playing international cricket, especially during a World Cup. However, he believes that Hardik’s mental strength and determination will help him overcome any challenges. Every player faces rough patches, but Gambhir remains confident that Hardik will rise to the occasion.

As India faces England in the semifinal, Hardik Pandya’s performance could once again be the key to securing a spot in the final. His explosive batting and crucial wickets make him an indispensable asset for the Men in Blue.

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