India suffered a body blow after Hardik Pandya injured himself in the Asia Cup and had to sit out of the national team for 2018. He recently made a comeback after going through rigorous training session in Mumbai. The Baroda man impressed with the bat as well with the ball in the ranji game against Mumbai to get the call-up from the selectors to be a part of India’s test squad.
The junior Pandya recently talked to Times Now, discussing various aspects of his game and how his career took off under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni on International level, how he got the limelight playing for Mumbai Indians under Rohit Sharma and how Virat Kohli backed him at his low.
Hardik is rightly called the next big thing after Kapil Dev and the all-rounder was asked about the captaincy styles of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, however he was unable to pick he best captain amongst the three quoting that they had their own styles of leading the side.
“MS was someone who didn’t talk much and let us do what we loved to do. He never changed my game. Dhoni was someone who was very important to me as I was raw, I was learning. That was the time where with my personality, I had to evolve. And he gave me the time to understand my role.”
Pandya further said that current Indian captain Virat Kohli supported and backed him during his low’s and it made him succeed.
On Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, Hardik said “Rohit is someone who is fantastic. He doesn’t make you feel that he is the captain. He lets you do what you want to do. He is chilled out.”
Pandya went onto say that he enjoyed his cricket under the leadership of MS Dhoni and continues to do so playing under Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.