We don’t ask for luxurious, Hardik Pandya slams West Indies board

India’s Hardik Pandya takes a rest during a practice session ahead of their 1st ODI match against West Indies, at Kensington Oval, in Bridgetown.

India’s Hardik Pandya takes a relaxation throughout a follow session forward of their 1st ODI match in opposition to West Indies, at Kensington Oval, in Bridgetown.
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Indian captain Hardik Pandya rued the dearth of primary amenities throughout their keep in Tarouba, saying “it is time” for Cricket West Indies (CWI) to be aware of and handle the problems.

Led by Hardik within the absence of Rohit Sharma, India thrashed the West Indies by 200 runs to clinch the three-match ODI collection 2-1, with the skipper himself making an unbeaten 52-ball 70.

“This was one of many nicest grounds we now have performed. Issues will be higher after we come to West Indies subsequent time. From travelling to managing numerous issues. Final yr additionally, some hiccups occurred,” Hardik mentioned after the sport on the Brian Lara Stadium.

“I feel it is time for West Indies Cricket to be aware of it and ensure that when a staff travels… We do not ask for luxurious however we’d like some primary requirements taken care of.

“Apart from that, actually loved coming right here and enjoying some good cricket,” he added on Tuesday.

The Indian cricketers had earlier expressed their displeasure to BCCI after their late-night flight from Trinidad to Barbados received delayed by near 4 hours, leaving them sleep-deprived forward of the ODI collection opener.

Within the last ODI, India have been at all times forward after making an imposing 351 for 5 after being requested to bat first.

Shubman Gill struck 85 off 92 balls and, together with in-form Ishan Kishan (77 off 64 balls), set the platform for an enormous rating.

Sanju Samson (51 off 41 balls) made a compelling case to be picked as a reserve middle-order batter whereas Hardik smashed 5 sixes and 4 boundaries on an excellent batting strip.

The chase was at all times out of query and Mukesh Kumar’s three-wicket burst with some high quality seam bowling within the first powerplay dashed the West Indies’ hopes as they have been shot out for 151 in solely 35.3 overs.

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