India star all-rounder Hardik Pandya is getting showered with praise from across the globe for his heroics against Pakistan.

India star all-rounder Hardik Pandya is getting showered with praise from across the globe for his heroics against Pakistan.

The 28-year-old picked three wickets and scored an unbeaten 33 off 17 deliveries. He got rewarded with the player of the match trophy for his excellence in both departments.

After the match, Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya, who stitched a 52-run stand for the 5th wicket, sat for a quick chat and reflected on Pandya’s innings and comeback to the Indian side after the setback in 2018.

Notably, Pandya suffered a severe back injury against Pakistan in the 2018 Asia Cup, for which he had to be stretchered off.

Speaking on the same, Jadeja asked Pandya about his journey and struggles from the 2018 Asia Cup to make a comeback into the side and play a match-winning knock against the same opposition.

“When I entered the pitch, I had flashbacks about my injury. It was the same dressing room and ground where I was stretchered off. But I feel a sense of achievement when I look back at my journey,” said Pandya.

Jadeja scored a crucial 35 but got out of the first ball in the final over when India required 7 to win. The left armer asked Pandya about his thought process going into the last over, to which Pandya had a hilarious reply.

“We required 7 to win off the last over. Honestly, it was very achievable. On top of it, a left-arm spinner was bowling, so I was not worried by five fielders on the boundary line. Forget five; if there were even ten fielders, my job was still to whack the ball.”

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