New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer, Ashish Nehra talked about the reasons behind Hardik Pandya becoming calm and focused. Pandya displayed sensational all-round skills to put his team on top in both innings against their arch-rivals Pakistan.
Ashish Nehra says THIS about Hardik Pandya
Ashish Nehra said, “Yes, even I’ve observed it. And it is necessary. With time and experience, you learn things both as a human being and as a player. Pandya is no different. You might have seen him talking about it.”
“He has said that he has learned different things from different experiences. Now he is married, a father of a kid, and matured. With Agastya’s arrival, he has become more calm and is more focused on his work,” he added. Nehra talked about the time he spent with Hardik as a player.
“I’ve played with him in 2016 before I retired. I’ve played with him for 1-2 years in T20s just before my retirement and when his career was just beginning. He has always been hard-working and skillful.”
“He is only 28, he has a lot of time. Now that he has things under his control, he will keep showing us this kind of form, this calmness,” he added.
Ashish also called out the people criticising Hardik for his personal life by saying
“Most importantly, people talk. When one does well, people praise. But some time back, when he was injured and not doing well, people were criticizing his lifestyle. I personally feel no one should talk about what players do off the field. How you prepare yourself and how hard you work on the field, that is more important”