Hardik Pandya
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Last Update on: September 9th, 2023 at 02:03 pm

Indian vice-captain Hardik Pandya emphasized the additional workload required of him as an all-rounder compared to other players in the squad. Hardik Pandya stressed that self-belief and backing oneself provide the motivation and direction towards achieving success.

Hardik Pandya got off to a good start in the ongoing Asia Cup, scoring 87 runs off 90 balls against Pakistan in the first game. The right-handed batter added a 138-run partnership to rescue the team. He picked up one wicket for 34 runs against Nepal in the next game.

I’ll Still Be Bowling After That – Hardik Pandya

In exclusive conversations with Star Sports on “Follow the Blues”, Hardik Pandya emphasized the extra workload required as an all-rounder, highlighting the demands of both batting and bowling in training sessions.

“As an all-rounder, my workload is twice or thrice as anyone else. When a batter in the team goes and bats and finishes his batting and is heading home, I’ll still be bowling after that. So for me, all the managing, all the pushing, and everything happens during the sessions or my training or my pre-camp season,” said Pandya.

You Have To Back Yourself – Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya emphasized the importance of self-belief, stating that it guides and motivates individuals to work towards success, even though it doesn’t guarantee it.

“What I have realized is that no matter what happens, you have to back yourself, you have to believe that you are the best in the world. That does not guarantee you success, but at the same point of time, it does give you and it does guide you to work towards success, so practically back yourself,” Pandya added.

The Rohit Sharma-led team will face the Babar Azam-led team in their next match at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday, September 10. India will play their first game of the Super Four stage. Meanwhile, Pakistan is coming off a victory against Bangladesh in their last Super Four game.

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