Hardik Pandya, India’s temporary T20I skipper, is eager to assume the role of captain and claims that it brings out his finest qualities.
Hardik has been selected captain of the Indian team for the two-match T20 International series against Ireland, which begins on Sunday. Hardik led the Gujarat Titans to the IPL title in his inaugural season earlier this year.
It Is Important To Take Responsibility On The Field: Hardik Pandya
The spry all-rounder said that he thinks it’s important to take charge on the field.
”Earlier also, I liked taking up responsibility and now, it is also the same, but it is a bit more responsibility now. I always believed that I did better when I took responsibility, If I can take ownership of my own things and make my own decisions, they tend to be strong. Cricket is such a game, staying strong during situations is very important.
”Always responsibility was given to me and I took it and that’s why I became better. While captaining I will see how I can give the same responsibility to every player and give them the ability to fight with situations,” he added.
”Obviously, I have taken a lot of things from them (Dhoni and Kohli) but at the same time I also want to be myself, obviously, my understanding of the game is different but I have taken a lot of good vibes from them. I am not instinctive but I see more situations than go on my gut. At what point in time, what decision the team requires, I focus on that rather than going on my gut. Gut always goes 50-50,” he said when asked about what he has learned from Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in terms of leadership.