Hardik Pandya Expresses Himself in ICC CWC 2019 Video, Says 'Want to Have the World Cup Trophy in My Hand on July 14'
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Indian cricket team all rounder Hardik Pandya, in a candid video for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, spoke freely about what drives him to play, his love for India and how badly he wants to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. In the video, Hardik Pandya reveals how much it means for him to play for India and narrated his incredible journey from the grounds of Baroda to Bristol County cricket ground. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule in IST, Free PDF Download: Full Timetable of CWC19 Fixtures With Match Timings and Venue Details.

In the 3 minute-long video, Hardik Pandya not just relives the moments that are special to him and also shares a picture where he can be seen celebrating India winning the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. He says that eight years after that photo, "it's a dream come true for him to play for India in the World Cup". Hardik Pandya and Patrick Farhart Give Us a Peek Into What Goes Inside the Indian Cricket Team’s Dressing Room Ahead of IND vs NZ CWC19 Match, Watch Video.

Hardik is at his happy go luck self in the video. However, he also about the moment when he let emotions get better of himself during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final. Hardik, who won hearts for his sixes in that match, was run-out with Ravindra Jadeja on the other end.

In the video, he talks how he was angry because of the mode of his dismissal and what he did after he went to the dressing room. However, Hardik added that it was a reaction that was purely "emotional" and revealed that he apologised to Jadeja later.

Jadeja also features in the video and calls Pandya a "rockstar". He added that the lad from Baroda does not let pressure affect him. "I am a happy soul no matter what happens", says Pandya at one point in the video.

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Hardik has a batting strike rate of 160 in the ODIs. The all rounder hit 48 off just 27 deliveries against Australia during India's second match in the ICC CWC 2019. Pandya's role in the lower order and the death overs is extremely crucial. He has the ability to clear the boundary line at will even against the best attack, as he showed during the India vs Australia match. India will hope that Hardik remains at his attacking best throughout the 2019 World Cup.