Old Australian all-rounder Shane Watson He made a big statement against Pakistan ahead of India’s T20 World Cup 2022 opening match. he praised Hardik Pandyasaying he can make the flamboyant all-rounder India the T20 champion again on his own.
In an interview with the Times of India, Watson talked about India’s World Cup chances and praised Pandya. He said Pandya, 41, is not only a finisher but also a power hitter and has all the skills; He can help India win the World Cup single-handedly.
“Hardik Pandya is a talented cricketer. His pace in the 140s while bowling is unbelievable. He just has a great talent and a great ability to take wicket and also to defend runs. His shot continues to go through the roof. He is not only a finisher, but also a powerful hitter. He has all the skills. We saw him at the last IPL. He can win the T20 World Cup alone. He really is a match winner‘ said Watson.
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Shane Watson praises Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has been suffering from a difficult period for the past few months. it’s been up Asian Cup 2022 Kohli started playing cheaply without getting fired. He also ended India’s century-long drought by scoring a ton of game-winning goals against Afghanistan in their last Super 4 match of this tournament; it was also his first T20I tone.
In the same interview with TOI, Shane Watson noted the importance of taking a break that helps Kohli recharge his batteries. Kohli, in particular, had taken a month-long hiatus ahead of the 2022 Asian Cup and made a much-needed comeback to the Indian team.
“Virat is shooting very well right now. Just the way he plays against Australia, the few innings and strokes, he did his best. Some of his shots were incredible. Virat is hitting his absolute best. He’s definitely looking for a break to re-energize his batteries. “He needed it. And you can see how he made his way back to the Indian team. The way he hits will play an important role in the T20 World Cup for India,” Watson added.
Talking about the T20 World Cup opening match that took place on Sunday [October 23] India defeated their arch-rivals Pakistan by four wickets at the MCG in Melbourne. Kohli was the hero of the match with 82 points and 53 knockouts. The Kohli and Pandya duo solidified the ship with their 113-man partnership as Pakistani athletes beat top Indian players KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav.
Pandya put on a versatile performance when he sacked Shad Massod, Hyder Ali and Mohammad Nawaz. India won the classic shootout by four wickets as the Men in Blue chased 160 runs after the final drama.
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