Former Australia captain Ian Chappell criticised Hardik Pandya after the Indian cricket team all-rounder got out in a careless fashion in both innings of the second Test against South Africa at Centurion, which the visitors lost by 135 runs.
Hardik Pandya was needlessly run out in the first innings of the second Test against South Africa. And Chappell criticised him for his reckless show in the Centurion Test. Chappell believes that these principles apply in any form of the game and ignored, they can lose games, as Pandya’s brain fade may well have done.
He said, "I wondered whatever happened to adhering to the basic principles of the game? I’m not talking about coaches developing new techniques to enhance the power hitting required in the modern game; or the tactics devised to curb the flood of runs caused by the increased boundary flow; I’m talking about simple, basic principles of the game.
“Always ground your bat when running between wickets,” it should have been one of the first things Pandya was told by a coach.
Pandya’s laziness; sloppiness; arrogance; call it whatever you want, it was unforgivable."
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