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Hardik: Didn’t want to risk playing Gaikwad due to injury

Malahide (Eire) | India captain Hardik Pandya stated that he didn’t wish to danger sending him to open the innings after Ruturaj Gaikwad was injured within the first half of the primary T20I towards Eire. India simply chased down the goal of 109 runs within the rain-hit match. The innings was opened by Deepak Hooda with Ishaan Kishan as a substitute of Gaikwad.

Pandya stated, “Rutu was damage. We had the choice to take the danger of sending him to open the innings however I did not prefer it. The participant’s well being is paramount and I believed we’d make preparations for the match. Hooda remained unbeaten on 47 off 29 balls. Quick bowler Umran Malik additionally acquired an opportunity to debut within the Indian crew however he gave away 14 runs in an over.

Pandya stated, “I spoke to Umran and he was kept for later. He is more comfortable with the old ball and he batted very well. Hope he gets another chance. He said, “He was taking part in for India for the primary time. You will need to give time to such bowlers and such expertise. Good or dangerous day would not matter. It was a giant deal for him to play within the Indian crew and I’m very glad for that. Good and dangerous kind goes on however with time he’ll be taught.

He stated, “I wished him to take pleasure in this chance as a result of it would not come each time. The debut occurs solely as soon as. Pandya once more reiterated that you will need to give alternatives to all gamers in view of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia later this 12 months.

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