England defeated India by 6 wickets within the second ODI on Friday. With this victory on the MCA Stadium in Pune, the visiting group leveled the three-match ODI sequence 1–1.
Skipper Kohli determined to not use all-rounder Hardik Pandya as a bowling possibility in Ind vs Eng, 2nd ODI. The Indian bowlers couldn’t do something particular on this match. England scored numerous runs towards the Indian spinners.
Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav proved to be extremely costly as he gave away 84 runs in his spell. Krunal Pandya additionally conceded 72 runs off his 6 overs. Younger expertise Prasidh Krishna took two wickets and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged one wicket.
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag expressed his dissent and even slammed Virat Kohli & Co. over their determination to not use Hardik as a bowling possibility.
Within the post-match presentation, Kohli had defended his determination by saying that with Check cricket coming within the subsequent few months, the choice was taken to “handle workload” and never use Hardik because the sixth bowling possibility.
Reacting to Kohli’ assertion, Virender Sehwag informed Cricbuzz: We now need to play the IPL after this sequence. You might be saying that shedding the sequence doesn’t matter as a result of workload administration is essential for Hardik. Fielding in your complete match may also trigger fatigue to a participant, so bowling 3-4 overs to Hardik doesn’t matter a lot.
27-year-old Hardik was seen bowling within the T20 sequence towards England however he has not bowled in each the ODIs to date. Sehwag stated that it could possibly be attainable that Hardik himself requested for a break from bowling earlier than IPL 2021. He added that Hardik has not performed a lot cricket since his comeback after recovering from surgical procedure.
Sehwag additionally stated, “Hardik returned to the group after present process surgical procedure after which he didn’t play in Check matches, performed 5 T20 matches and bowled 2-3 overs in them.”
Hardik has performed 11 Exams, 59 ODIs and 48 T20 Internationals to date. He has 17 wickets in Exams, 55 in ODIs and 41 wickets in T20Is.