India all-rounder Hardik Pandya opined that strength in depth in Indian cricket is so strong that there can be multiple teams formed simultaneously and they could win matches and series.
Hardik Pandya’s statement about the immense talent pool available in Indian cricket isn’t far-fetched. It was justified by India’s wins in the first two ODIs against Sri Lanka with a second-string squad, and then when the side gave a tough competition to the Lankans in the third ODI after fielding as many as five debutants.
“The kind of talent which the Indian team possesses right now, I think we can pick two more teams and win any competition in the world,” Hardik Pandya said on Friday.
Suryakumar Yadav, who was playing in his maiden ODI series, was adjudged the Players Of The Series.
I like to celebrate my bad days: Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya is in a rare slump of form with the bat. He managed only 52 runs in six IPL innings earlier in the year, although that could be attributed to the difficult batting pitch in Chennai, where many batters found it extremely challenging to get going. He got out for a duck in the second ODI against Sri Lanka and scored 19 in the third – both times leaving India in a precarious position.
But, the right-hander isn’t too worried about this little dip in form. He said he likes to learn from his mistakes and yearns to make progress after a bad day in the field.
“I understand that in life you have to keep growing. As a cricketer and a person you need to keep growing. My process is just growing as a human being. You tend to make mistakes, you fail, but I like to celebrate my failures. I like to celebrate my bad days, it is a part of the sport and it teaches you a lot of things. I like to remember it,” the all-rounder stated.