From the magisterial member’s pavilion — SCG’s bridge between the quaint past and the bustling present — Hardik Pandya emerged, his kit-bag slung on his shoulders, his ears immune to the clatter of the fans beyond the fence, eyes drifting into the distant gloomy clouds. Though he has yet to blossom into a pedigreed all-rounder, he furnishes Kohli the utility few of his predecessor could imagine. So we are not too stressed as a team,” Kohli said on match-eve. For Hardik himself, the ban robs him of vital game-time, which he has been deprived of since the injury lay-off. “We, definitely, as the Indian cricket team, do not support views like that and that has been communicated,” he remarked.
Source: Indian Express January 11, 2019 19:52 UTC