NZ vs IND | Ignore outside noise, this is my team and I will choose accordingly, says Hardik Pandya

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Hardik Pandya has slammed critics who questioned him for not picking Umran Malik and Sanju Samson in India’s T20I series against New Zealand. The talismanic all-rounder said he was not worried about what others said and chose the best squad after discussing with the coach.

India won the three-match T20I series against New Zealand 1-0 after the third T20I in Napier ended in a draw by DLS method. However, many former players and pundits were critical of the stand-in captain of the Men in Blue Hardik Pandya For not giving a chance to Umran Malik and others Sanju Samson and goes with Shreyas Iyer and Bhuvneshwar Kumar instead of. Not surprisingly, Hardik did not like being asked the same question directly in the post-match press conference.

The stylish Indian all-rounder made it clear that he doesn’t care what others think, especially at the international level. He said that India is his team and after talking to the head coach, he has selected the best playing XI. He also noted that the recent New Zealand series was short and with longer assignments, the youngsters will have a chance to succeed.

“Pahli baat toh bahar kaun kya bol raha hai usse ye level pe fadak nahi padta. Ye meri team hai,ht coach aur mujhe jo theek lagega, jo side hume chahie hoga (hum wo khilayenge). Bohut samay hai. Sabko muka milega aur . jab mauka milega lamba milega. Agar bada series hota, zyada matches hote toh obvious opportunities zyada hote. Ye chhota series tha, main zyada chiop and change believe me nei karta aur yash bhi believe. (First thing, who says what. away, it doesn’t affect us at this level. This is my team and I will choose the best side after discussing with the coach. There is enough time. Everyone will get their chance and when they do, it will be long. It was a small series, if we had more matches , we could have tested more players,” Hardik said at a press conference. Hindustan Times.

Notably, India played only the full 40-over game in the second T20I and won comprehensively by 65 runs. They will now play a three-match ODI series starting on November 25 at Eden Park in Auckland.

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