When asked about batting at the fourth order at the post-match awards ceremony, Pandya said, “I want to take more responsibility as a batsman. Every member of the team played their part in this victory of ours. He praised the man of the match Mohammed Shami, saying, ‘When the wicket gives you a little help, Shami becomes really dangerous. He got us off to a great start.
Shami, who took three wickets for 25 runs in four overs in the match, said, “I just wanted to bowl good line and length.” Wanted to get it done but he refused. Shami said, “Hardik asked me to bowl the fourth consecutive over but I myself refused him.”
Hardik Pandya (IPL photo)