The first match of the three-match T20I series between India and New Zealand was on Friday, January 27 in Ranchi where the Men in Blue suffered a humiliating loss by 21 runs. Hardik Pandya was leading the team in the absence of Rohit Sharma.
Recently, Pandya and former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni met in Ranchi. The picture of both cricket stars was well-liked by the fans on social media. Apart from this, in the press conference before the T20 match against New Zealand, Pandya talked about his bonding with Dhoni.
We talk more about life than sports: Hardik Pandya
In the press conference before Ranchi T20, Team India captain Pandya said that he has taken all the necessary tips from former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He said that when the former Indian captain was a part of the team, he took all tips from him. He said that the team got a chance to meet him. He also said that whenever they meet they like to talk about their personal lives rather than just cricket.
“Mahi Bhai is here (Ranchi). We got a chance to meet him. We can even go out of the hotel to meet him or else just from hotel to hotel for the amount of time we have been playing for the last one month. I go in.” “Whenever we meet, we talk more about life than sports. I have learned a lot from him,” he added.
Recently, the Indian team defeated New Zealand 3-0 in the 3 ODI series. At the same time, instead of Rohit, Pandya is being seen as the strongest contender for becoming the captain of Team India.
After the New Zealand series, the Indian team will play a 4-Test series against Australia. The Border Gavaskar Trophy is very important in terms of the World Test Championship. Especially, for Team India. However, it is almost certain that Australia will play in the World Test Championship final.
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