Star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has himself played down his chances of representing the India National Cricket Team in Australia after India’s limited-overs tour against Australia came to an end on Tuesday.
Hardik Pandya won the Man of the Series award for his blistering performances in the T20I series against Australia and he later handed the award to T Natarajan, India’s new knight in shining armour.
Hardik’s scintillating performances over the ODI and T20I series led to a lot of cricketers vouching for his place in India’s Test side on the Australian soil.
Hardik Pandya Himself Denies Playing Against Australia In The Tests
Pandya himself had said in a press conference after the second T20I that he is feeling a lot more fitter now and is ready to play Test cricket if team India wants his services in the longest format. However, in the post-match ceremony held after completion of the third T20I against Australia, Pandya, himself played down his chances of continuing the Australian tour further.
“I don’t mind giving interviews because you only have those when you’re on the winning side. I haven’t seen my child for four months, so I’d like to spend some time with family right now,” Hardik Pandya stated.
Team India Lost The Match But Clinched The Series
The Indian team lost the final T20I of the three-match series to Australia by 12 runs. However, the good side of the loss was that team India had already won the T20I series by winning the first couple of games of the series.
The odds are now level as both the teams have won 3 games each on the tour so far. The four-match Test series commences on December 17 at the Adelaide Oval with the Day-Night Pink-Ball Test match.