Sunil Gavaskar lauds Hardik Pandya ahead of the ODI series against Australia. India will play Australia in a three-match One-Day International series beginning March 17.
After India’s 2-1 victory over Australia in the four-match Test series in the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The visitors would be eager to settle the score in the forthcoming ODI series. India and Australia will meet in a three-match One-Day International series beginning on March 17.
As India prepares to face Australia, the hosts will be without skipper Rohit Sharma for the opening ODI of the series owing to family obligations. With Rohit’s absence, Hardik Pandya will captain Team India in the opening ODI.
Upon the announcement that Hardik will captain India in the first ODI, veteran batsman Sunil Gavaskar praised Pandya and his captaincy. He also believes Pandya provides a sense of ease to the team and that his treatment of players is among the finest.
What you perceive as a captain in Hardik Pandya is a sense of security: Gavaskar
Gavaskar lavished praise on Pandya while talking on the Star Sports show ‘Game Plan’. A bunch of experts came together to discuss a variety of topics ahead of the ODI series between India and Australia.
During an appearance on the Star Sports show ‘Game Plan,’ Gavaskar poured accolades on Pandya. A group of specialists gathered to discuss a number of subjects ahead of India’s ODI series against Australia.
“Hardik Pandya’s presence as captain instills confidence in the rest of the squad. Perhaps it’s the way he treats the players, putting his arm around them… He just appears to make the athletes feel at ease. It’s critical to provide a player with a sense of security so that he may go out and play his natural game. I believe he encourages them, which is a fantastic indication “Gavaskar explained.
“He’s been an excellent captain. I’ve been quite impressed with his captaincy for the Gujarat Titans and for India when he captains the T20 team. I feel that if he wins the first game in Mumbai, he will almost certainly be named India’s captain once the World Cup concludes in 2023 “He went on to say.