IND vs NZ: Hardik Pandya Offers The Trophy To Prithvi Shaw After India's Series Victory Against New Zealand; Video Goes Viral

Published - 02 Feb 2023, 01:13 PM

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India won the third and final Twenty20 international at Ahmedabad by a score of 168 runs, winning the three-match series 2-1.

After the triumph, skipper Hardik Pandya was presented with the trophy by BCCI president Roger Binny and secretary Jay Shah. In a touching gesture, Hardik Pandya then gave the trophy to little Prithvi Shaw.

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Hardik Pandya gave the trophy to Prithvi Shaw.
Hardik Pandya gave the trophy to Prithvi Shaw. Image: Wikipedia

With this victory, India was able to wrap up the three-match series 2-1 and continued its successful streak of not losing a single bilateral series there since South Africa defeated India in a white ball series in 2015–16.

After the game, Pandya revealed his ideology, in which he once more provided a window into his extraordinarily aggressive captaincy.

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Hardik Pandya And Deepak Hooda (PC-BCCI)
Hardik Pandya And Deepak Hooda (PC-BCCI)

“Not to be honest (On doing things out of the box), I always play the game like this. I try to read what is required, not have preconceived ideas. In my captaincy, I look to keep it simple and back my gut. I have a simple rule – if I go down, I will go down on my terms,” Hardik said.

Watch: Hardik Pandya Hands Trophy To Prithvi Shaw

As soon as Prithvi Shaw, a young player who had not yet played, was given the trophy, he immediately demonstrated his people-centered approach.

Pandya received criticism earlier for not giving the young person a chance in the series on social media. Returning to the act, the trophy was taken from BCCI President Roger Binny and Secretary Jay Shah by Pandya, who then gave it to Shaw.

In the third Twenty20 International of the three-match series, played at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, India defeated New Zealand 2-1 to win the series. With a goal of 235 runs to reach, New Zealand has dismissed for 66 runs in 12.1 overs thanks to some excellent fielding from none other than Suryakumar Yadav.

Hardik Pandya And Deepak Hooda (PC-BCCI)
Hardik Pandya And Deepak Hooda (PC-BCCI)

As the visitors risked a catastrophic collapse, the 32-year-old made three outstanding catches. Hardik Pandya, the captain of India, was in excellent form and took four wickets. Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, and Shivam Mavi were all in excellent bowling form and each took two wickets.

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