“At least try to hit…” Ex Indian star gives a huge statement on Hardik Pandya’s batting against Sunrisers Hyderabad

The eighth match of the IPL between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai turned out to be a run feast for the batters, as more than 500 runs were scored across the two innings.

While there were many brilliant batting performances with the bat, there was one such performance that drew criticism from everybody, including ex-Indian cricketer Manoj Tiwari.

Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya scored 24 of 20 deliveries.

Speaking about the same, Manoj Tiwari said, “If you look at the strike rate of MI batters, Hardik Pandya is a big-hitting player, but he struck at only 120. Yes, the bowling was good at that time, but one thing that irked me was the shots he hit against back-of-length. He was hitting the shots down the ground.

Manoj Tiwari further added, “Generally, when the asking rate is 14–15 and you have such a big player, you’d want them to at least try for a six. Attempting to get a single or two, or even a four, wasn’t the demand of the situation. That irked me. And that shows he is not in good form. In the last match, he did start well but was dismissed. We have seen that he has rescued the team on many occasions.”

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