Hardik Pandya has come of age as an international cricketer and his rapid progress since his debut in Australia back in 2016, has been one of the highlights of India's domination in the limied-overs formats.
Fresh from some heroic performances for IPL 2017 champions Mumbai Indians, Hardik was pressed into national duty for the Champions Trophy and this time he had been tasked with one of the most demanding assignments of his career - batting up the order, ahead of MS Dhoni.
"I got to know in the 46th over, when coach told me, 'You will be going next, go pad up.' Obviously, I padded up quickly and once I got my gloves, I went out straightaway because Yuvi paa got out," Pandya said.
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