When the BCCI posted the Indian squad for the first two Tests of the England series on Twitter, there was a mighty surprise in store, for the last name on that list was a totally unexpected choice.
Not so long ago, the same player was called up for the ODI series against New Zealand – again unexpectedly – and went on to grab the Man of the Match award on his debut itself.
From being picked for Rs 10 lakh in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to playing a pivotal part in helping Mumbai Indians win their second title last year, and finally to being selected in the Indian Test squad, Hardik Pandya has had a meteoric rise
But BCCI selection committee headed by MSK Prasad has finally answered the question regarding Pandya’s selection. According to MSK, Indian has some chance to lose the series against England, and its difficult to blame a senior player for the lose. So its always better to have a fresher in the team whom you can blame and let the attention divert to the new player.
On the contrary Hardik thinks that he was selected because of his talent. Truth will be out only if India loses the test series.