IRE vs IND: Dinesh Kaneria Speaks on Hardik Pandya’s non-retention In Mumbai Indians: IRE vs IND, Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has poorly reacted to the Indian team’s victory in the first T20 match against Ireland under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya. He has said that Mumbai Indians did not retain Hardik Pandya for IPL 2022, and since then, he has wanted to prove himself.
Hardik Pandya was made the captain of the Indian team for the two-match T20 series against Ireland, and under his captaincy, the team won the first T20 match brilliantly.
Earlier, Hardik Pandya’s performance in IPL was excellent. Pandya had an excellent captaincy in IPL 2022 and made Gujarat Titans champion in the first season. He scored 487 runs for his team in 15 matches. He also scored four half-centuries last season. In bowling, too, Pandya took eight wickets, and his economy was just 7.27.
Hardik Pandya had to prove himself – Danish Kaneria
According to Danish Kaneria, Hardik Pandya wanted to prove himself after not being retained by Mumbai Indians. He said during a conversation on his YouTube channel,
Hardik Pandya faced a lot of criticism after the T20 World Cup. However, he backed himself and came back brilliantly. He was responsible for leading the team in the IPL and had to prove himself after the Mumbai Indians did not retain him. Gujarat Titans reposed faith in him, and he proved to be the top performer on the team.