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Hardik led the team to a 1-0 win over the Kiwis in a three-match T20I series.

England exploited India’s weakness in the semi-finals and knocked the 2007 T20 world champions out of the ICC T20 World Cup.

Going trophyless in another ICC tournament is a hard pill to swallow for the Indian team, but the squad would be flying back with a few positives.

One, Virat Kohli has regained his lost mojo, second Suryakumar Yadav is in sensational form.

The MI star scored 239 runs in six matches, including three fifty-plus scores. The 32-year-old has been India’s best batter recently and has been the team’s saviour on several occasions.

SKY, who made his debut in 2021, has registered several records to his name. He recently became the first Indian player to score 1000 T20I runs in a calendar year.

Amid SKY’s good run, several well-wishers feel that the Indian management missed the trick by not selecting SKY in his 20s.

Meanwhile, SKY’s former MI teammate, Hardik Pandya, also acknowledged the mistake and said that Surya should have made his debut at least two years earlier.

In a conversation with Star sports, Pandya said, “Surya entered the international stage a little late. He should have made his debut at least two years earlier.”

Pandya’s indirect dig was aimed at former India head coach Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli.

SKY had earlier revealed that he was dejected by repeated snubs and even missed a few IPL training sessions when he was informed that he was not a part of the 2020-21 Australia tour despite having a stellar IPL.

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