In the first ODI match against Australia on 17 September 2017 at Chepauk Stadium. The Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya prooved himself that not only he has the capacity of batting but also having great bowling skills. In the first ODI match, When entire top order batting line-up has been collapsed very brutal. Then It was the responsibility of middle order to provide stability to teams batting lineup. Also to bring out the team from the critical situation. Let’s move to check out How did justify himself as not only a great batsman but also a talented bowler. Let’s move to check out How did justify himself as not only a great batsman but also a talented bowler?
In the match when Indian team was in very critical position then Hardik Pandya came to strike and took the responsibility to provide stability to the team. At that, his main intention was to do not leave his wickets. In beginning, he took enough time to set up himself. After that, he switched his gear and begun to play big shots. In his inning, he posted 83 runs at 66 balls. In the match-winning inning posted 5 sixes and 5 fours. Thus he brought out the team from the critical situation and help the team to set to challenge target towards the Austrail team.
In the second inning, when the team needed some wickets to put the other team to back foot. Then he took his first wicket as a form of Australian captain Steven Smith. After that, he sent pavilion to Travis Head stumping. Steven Smith is one of the best bowlers of ODI formate. If he set up on the pitch then it becomes very difficult to send him pavilion.
Hardik Pandya took 2 major wickets in 4 overs by giving 28 runs. In the first ODI match, it shows very clearly that Hardik Pandya is not the only Bowler but also he is a Hat-Trick Man in the team.