In the first match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, India got off to a great start by defeating Pakistan by 4 wickets. Apart from the bowlers, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya also played an important role in this victory of Team India. Hardik took over the innings alongside Virat Kohli as Team India lost four of their wickets in the power play. In the match, Hardik played a powerful innings of 40 runs off 37 balls, in which he also hit two sixes and a four. Hardik also wreaked havoc in bowling. Hardik also took three wickets in the match.
Before this match, Hardik Pandya had no idea what his future would hold a few years ago, but when the fear of failure was over, he began to like the way he looked. He returned to competitive cricket after rehabilitation to regain bowling fitness and led new team Gujarat Titans to the Indian Premier League title and made some notable all-round performances for India.
Rather, his two most important performances this year were against arch-rivals Pakistan, in which he performed well in both departments of the game.
“There was a time when I didn’t know what was next for Hardik,” said Pandya. So I had to be very involved in my thought process and then I asked myself what do you want from life?’
He said, ‘I overcame the fear of failure and what’s going to happen next or what the outcome will be, it doesn’t matter what people say but I respect people’s opinion.’ If you take a close look at Pandya, there is a big difference in his attitude in 2018-19 and now in 2022.