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Hardik Pandya to skip ODIs to spend quality time with his family

Hardik Pandya, Six Sports

Hardik Pandya won another series for India and has become the front-runner to become the new skipper of the T20 side. India won the series 1-0 with the first match washed out due to rain and the last match tied.

After winning the series, Hardik Pandya was asked whether he is ready for the ODI series, he said that he is heading home to spend some quality time with his family. 

Hardik in Post match conference

In the post-match presentation, Hardik said,

“Would have liked to win the game by playing the full overs, but it is what it is. At some point, I felt attack is the best defense on this wicket. We know the kind of bowling attacks they have, it was very important to get those 10-15 runs extra even though we lost a couple of wickets. A game like this could have given us an opportunity to test some of the players, but having said that, the weather is something we cannot control. I’m going back home, taking my time off, and being with my son.”

Rain played spoilsport otherwise the match would have been interesting. Pandya felt that India needed quick 10-odd runs or fewer wickets lost so that they could have won the match.

The team would be high on confidence after the T20 Series win. The ODI series will start on Friday in Aukland. Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the side with Rishabh Pant as the vice-captain. India would be hoping to win the ODI series along with the T20 series win.

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