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Hardik Pandya knows his importance in ‘World Cups’, declares ‘We Indians rule the world’ after 3-fer vs Ireland

Hardik Pandya knows his importance in ‘World Cups’, declares ‘We Indians rule the world’ after 3-fer vs Ireland

India's dominant bowling performance sets the stage for a strong start to their World Cup campaign.

Hardik Pandya silenced his critics with a stellar performance in India’s T20 World Cup opener against Ireland. He emerged as the team’s leading wicket-taker, grabbing three crucial wickets on a challenging pitch.

Redemption on World Stage ft Hardik Pandya

Following criticism for his captaincy and form during IPL 2024, Pandya bounced back in emphatic fashion. His bowling spell proved instrumental in restricting Ireland to a paltry 96 runs. In reply, India chased this target with 46 balls still left to play and won by 8 wickets.

Always special to play for the country, always good to play for pride. I have been able to contribute in the World Cups, god has been kind,” Hardik Pandya said.

Patriotism on Display

Speaking at the mid-innings break, Hardik Pandya expressed his pride in playing for India and his consistent contributions in World Cups. He acknowledged the passionate Indian crowd in New York, stating, “We Indians are everywhere, we rule the world, good to have their support.”

Hardik Pandya dissecting his Spell

When questioned about his favorite dismissal, Hardik Pandya highlighted the wicket of Irish batsman Lorcan Tucker in his first over. He emphasized the importance of adapting his bowling length on a two-paced surface.

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Pandya wasn’t the only bowler to shine. Jasprit Bumrah bagged two wickets, while Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, and Axar Patel chipped in with one wicket each. Pandya particularly commended Axar’s impressive caught-and-bowled dismissal.

India’s dominant bowling performance sets the stage for a strong start to their World Cup campaign.

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