Mumbai Indians (MI) on Thursday beat the Delhi Capitals (DC) by 40 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. MI all-rounder Hardik Pandya helped the team to post a total of 168/5 in front of the home side. Hardik was awarded Man of the match for his match-defining inning. Hardik said that he thinks he is hitting the ball better than ever and working hard in the nets has paid off as well.
In the post-match presentation, “Even I was telling myself that I don't think I've ever hit the ball better. I have been working hard in the nets and it has been coming off well for me. I like to keep the basics straight, even in the death if you keep your shape and hope for bowlers to miss, you can hit hard. I am using my brain well, reading the wicket well in this season.
The 25-year-old all-rounder further added that he have five more games to go and then the playoffs, and I hope to keep going like this through the season.”
Pandya has scored 218 runs in 9 innings and has claimed 8 wickets in 9 matches. Hardik is the third-highest run-scorer and third player with the most number of wickets to his name for his franchise. Hardik also played match-winning knocks for his side in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing edition of IPL.