It was a series that gave a lot of learnings to Hardik Pandya. Initially, he was expected to be the match-winner for India. But, unfortunately, ended up receiving the flak from the Indian fans and the analysts.
However, Pandya hit them back sharply with a stunning spell at Trentbridge which paved the way for India to dictate the terms.
Just when people started liking him again, he fared pretty poorly in the Southampton Test thus losing a place in the fifth Test at The Kennington Oval, London.
It was a well-fought series – Hardik Pandya
The Baroda all-rounder quoted he is gutted with the result but feels it was a well-fought series for India. However, Hardik Pandya is happy to be back in the country after a long series in England.
Meanwhile, the flamboyant all-rounder is ready for the upcoming Asia Cup 2018 tournament. He will travel to the UAE alongside Shikhar Dhawan, Bumrah, Shardul, KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik in a couple of days time.
Hardik Pandya’s tweet read ”Back to India gutted with the result but it was a well-fought series and good to be back home for a couple of days before we fly again for Asia cup in few days time!”
Back to India 🇮🇳 gutted with the result but it was a well fought series 💥 and good to be back home for couple of days before we fly again for Asia cup in few days time ! pic.twitter.com/5aYQVVMmA0
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) September 12, 2018
However, as Pandya said, it was a well-fought series for the visitors. The games at Edgbaston and the Southampton could have gone in visitors way if India stopped the heroics of Sam Curran for England.
Hardik Pandya will be the key for India in Asia Cup 2018
Meanwhile, the presence of Hardik Pandya will be key for India in the upcoming Asia Cup 2018. With Virat Kohli staying away from the tournament, Pandya holds the key for defending champions’ success.
When it comes to the limited-overs format of the game, Pandya’s performance will affect the result of the game. Meanwhile, he will be the centre of attraction when India lock horns against Pakistan in the tournament.