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'We need to stop making a fuss' - Hardik Pandya makes a bold statement on 'run-out at non-striker's end'

Hardik Pandya went on to support it completely that it was a mistake of the batter who left the crease early. According to the 28-year-old...

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Star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya played a brilliant role in the team’s victory against the arch-rivals Pakistan in the first super-12 match of the group. He scored 40 runs with the bat while chasing the target and stitched 113-run partnership for the fifth wicket with former Indian skipper and senior batter Virat Kohli.

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Earlier, Hardik had scalped three wickets with the ball which helped India to restrict the men in green from scoring a big total. Although, apart from the action on the field, Hardik Pandya is known for his bold statement off the field. Recently, he has come up with a similar statement while expressing his opinion about running a batter out at the non-striker’s end.

Pandya went on to support it completely that it was a mistake of the batter who left the crease early. According to the 28-year-old, it is completely for the bowler who does it as the rules state the same.

If I am out of my crease, and someone runs me out, it is fine. It is my mistake - Hardik Pandya

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"We need to stop making a fuss about this running out the non-striker. It is a rule, as simple as that. To hell with the spirit of the game, if it is there, it is there. Personally, I have no problem with it. If I am out of my crease, and someone runs me out, it is fine. It is my mistake," said Hardik on a program of cricket's governing body.

Later on, Hardik also disagreed on the point of match-ups and made an extremely different opinion regarding it.

"Matchups don't work for me, see where I bat and the situation I get into, I do not get the option of matchups. You see matchups are more for the people who are batting in the Top 3 or 4. For me, it is just the situation. There have been times when I would like to take on a bowler, but if the situation does not demand it, I do not take that risk as it is going to harm my team," he added later.

Hardik Pandya 20-20 World Cup 2022 India