The lady luck at this moment is with Hardik Pandya as he’s having the time of his life. Out of the three T20Is that India played against New Zealand, the first and third one were intervened by rain and the second one was won by India. In the last one, the game ended up in a tie by the DLS method. The men in blue led is led by Hardik Pandya and he got himself a unique record. Along with his batting and bowling skills, his leadership skills improved significantly. All these make him the perfect all-rounder.
In Napier, Hardik Pandya has led the Indian team in five matches and won all of them. Even much-celebrated Indian captains MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli didn’t have this record.
Under Pandya’s guidance in June 2022, India faced Ireland in Dublin and registered a 2-0 victory against them. Later he was the stand-in skipper for Lauderhill T20 against West Indies where the men in blue won again by 88 runs. Now, in November, Hardik Pandya had his third victory as an Indian skipper against New Zealand by 1-0.
Besides him, every Indian skipper has had a defeat in Napier. MS Dhoni had two wins, Virat faced one defeat and Rohit Sharma lost his first five matches as an Indian skipper.
Hardik Pandya has had a good year so far and things are getting better for him. He seems to be the perfect fit as a T20I skipper to lead the young energy on the field. In IPL, he guided new entrant Gujarat Titans to have their very first victory. His ability to stay composed under pressure is truly commendable. His confidence in big matches reflects his experience and hard work over the years. It’s also likely that Hardik Pandya will be replacing Rohit Sharma as Indian T20I captain.