‘Play According to Situation’: Pandya After Handing RCB 7th Defeat

‘Play According to Situation’: Pandya After Handing RCB 7th Defeat


Hardik Pandya's (37 unbeaten off 16) quickfire cameo down the order handed Royal Challengers Bangalore their seventh defeat this season as Mumbai Indians won their Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday, 15 April, by five wickets.

Despite a great start, Mumbai faltered during the slog overs but Pandya rescued his side as they clinched the contest with an over to spare.

Speaking on his role during the match at the post-match press conference, Pandya indicated that his performance adopts with "situation."

“I have been practising the same thing in the net for over four years and it is all about situation. You play according to the situation and if you are smart enough, you will more often get the result you desire.”
Hardik Pandya

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The 25-year-old also briefly spoke on his suspension from the Indian team over the controversial statements made during a television talk show and said that he has learned from the set-backs and looks forward to "improve" in the future, including the upcoming England World Cup.

Earlier on Monday, Pandya was named in India's 15-member squad that will travel to England & Wales for the World Cup, starting on 30 May.

“It is important to have confidence because the World Cup is a big stage and it is for the first time I am playing. It was important for me to keep hitting the ball well because I was away from the game for sometime.”
Hardik Pandya

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With 22 needed off the last couple of overs, Pandya showed his cameo with the bat as he smashed Pawan Negi for the required runs in just an over to help Mumbai register their fifth win this season.

(With inputs from IANS)

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