When asked about Vaughan’s comments, Hardik, who will captain India in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand, India’s first assignment following the World Cup, which begins November 18, said They don’t have to demonstrate anything to anyone, but there is undoubtedly space for improvement.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan called Squad India the “biggest underperforming” squad in cricket history and attacked their white-ball approach. Hardik Pandya, India’s interim captain for the New Zealand series, graciously replied. India was eliminated from the T20 World Cup semi-final after losing to eventual champions England by a margin of 10 wickets. Vaughan then made his comments. “India is the worst white-ball squad ever in terms of performance. The way they play T20 cricket for their talent absolutely astounds me. Although they have the necessary players, the right procedures are not in place. They must take the risk.
Why do they allow the opposing bowlers to settle in during the first five overs? “Among all the teams competing in 2017 T20 World Cup, only UAE had a lower run rate than India in the powerplay, according to Vaughan, who criticized India’s top-order to score at roughly 6 runs per over.
When asked about Vaughan’s comments, Hardik, who will captain India in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand, India’s first assignment following the World Cup, which begins November 18, said Although they don’t have to prove anything to anyone, they can still improve. Since we compete on a global scale, I don’t believe we have anything to prove. In a sport, you keep trying to get better and eventually, when the result is supposed to happen, it will happen. In the future, we will make the necessary corrections and work on the issues, Hardik said on Wednesday. People will undoubtedly have an opinion when you perform poorly, and we respect that. I am aware that everyone has a different perspective.
The T20 World Cup was disappointing, but as professionals, we need to handle it the same way we handle our successes and move on, seek to improve, and correct the mistakes we did.
Virat Kohli, the team’s talisman, vice-captain KL Rahul, and regular captain Rohit Sharma were rested for the trip of New Zealand. Many observers believe that the Indian team’s transitioning phase has already begun, especially given the short format of the match.
The main boys aren’t here, but we have quality. The players who are here have been representing India for 1.5 years, so they’ve had enough experience playing international cricket to express themselves.
new guys, new bunch, new energy, so it’s going to be quite exciting, so I’m very excited for them,” said Hardik, who was one of India’s top players with both bat and ball and was also selected as the 12th man in the ICC team of the tournament. In these games against New Zealand, players like Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, and Deepak Hooda are likely to have a chance.
“If I’m not mistaken, the next T20 World Cup will be held in two years, so we still have time. There will be a lot of crickets played up to that point, giving several players ample opportunity. The roadmap now begins, but it moves quickly (to make any comments). We’ll take a seat and begin those discussions. Let the guys enjoy it for the time being; later, we’ll speak about the future; it’s a lovely place to play cricket “said Hardik.