Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya was handed above the reins as frequent skipper, Rohit Sharma, opted to relaxation in the fifth and final T20I of the 5-match series versus the West Indies on Sunday.
Rohit experienced a fantastic outing in the sequence and he led the staff to an unassailable 3-1 direct. Ahead of the last activity, he opted to sit out while providing Ishan Kishan a probability to make his situation to be in the taking part in XI.
With Rohit out, Hardik was built the captain and he will be primary for the initially time considering the fact that donning the identical job for the duration of the Eire tour in June. Also, Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav ended up also rested from the activity.
Shreyas Iyer also returns to the fold it will be fascinating to see where by he will bat. Sanju Samson receives a further prospect next his 30-run knock in the initial innings when Deepak Hooda also gets an extended run.
Talking at the toss, Hardik stated the team would glimpse to keep on the successful operate and assure there is no complacency in how they go about their company thinking about the match is a dead rubber.
“We want to bat. We observed how the wicket slowed down yesterday. We want to bat on a fresher wicket. We are like we are not taking part in at Miami. 99 per cent of the fans are supporting India.”
“No make any difference what takes place, we have established some standards for the Indian cricket crew. We require to go out there and showcase our skill established. Certainly, the mentor, the captain and senior users have done a large task. 4 improvements to the crew,” he said.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Hardik Pandya getting named the skipper:
Rohit Sharma resting todayCaptain Hardik Pandya time ✅
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) August 7, 2022
Rohit Sharma has been rested from the 5th T20i. Hardik Pandya captaining.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 7, 2022
Hardik Pandya is major the Indian group for the 5th T20.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 7, 2022
No Rohit Sharma currently & Hardik Pandya top the side #WIvIND
— Rajesh Khilare (@Cricrajeshpk) August 7, 2022
Hardik Pandya Is Foremost India Nowadays!#WIvIND #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/Y88mSynSTW
— CRICKETNMORE (@cricketnmore) August 7, 2022
Distinct sign that Hardik Pandya moves forward in the pecking buy for constrained overs captaincy adopted by KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant. #WIvIND
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) August 7, 2022
Captain Hardik Pandya! 🤩
Go nicely, Harry! 🥳 @hardikpandya7
📸: @FanCode | #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/9K3n8jgNyS
— Kunal Yadav (@kunaalyaadav) August 7, 2022
Hardik Pandya offers total captaincy vibes when talking. This Indian team is also fascinating. Loving it 😍
— Sufiyan Mohammad 🇮🇳 (@iamsufiyaan7) August 7, 2022
Not certain about KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant but Hardik Pandya is definitely in blend for ICT captain immediately after 2023.#WIvIND #CricketTwitter
— Diamond Biscuit (@DiamondBiskit) August 7, 2022
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