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IPL 2021: Hardik Pandya's Fielding Inside Circle Adds To India's Resources

By IANS News
April 19, 2021 • 19:40 PM View: 1288

Hardik Pandya's shoulder niggle seems to have turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the Indian team since due to the injury they have been able to discover a close-in fielder.

Hardik, who would normally field in the outfield has been put inside the 30-yard circle where he has excelled. Against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), he got two direct hits to get David Warner and Abdul Samad at moments when SRH were either in a dominant position or making a match of it.


Both runouts proved crucial as MI won the match by 13 runs. Hardik's evolution as a close-in fielder has provided India with strong options in the 30-yard circle.

With Ravindra Jadeja already established as a great fielder in the circle, India's fielding in the circle will be a joy to watch and something similar to what it was when Yuvraj Singh and Mohammed Kaif would field.

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