Hardik Pandya disappointed with his performance vs Delhi Capitals

"We were hoping to get a couple of big overs in the middle but at that point of time we could not get rhythm,"

by Sead Dedovic
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Hardik Pandya disappointed with his performance vs Delhi Capitals

Hardik Pandya accepted responsibility for the poor performance after his team was defeated by Delhi Capitals on Tuesday. Pandy failed to put the finishing touches as he should have. At the end of the match, he revealed that he gave his all, however, it was not enough.

"I tried my best but could not capitalise. It boils down to me," Hardik said, as quoted by cricbuzz.com "Obviously, we would have taken 129 [131-run target] on any given day. [We] just lost a couple of wickets and at the end, Rahul got us back in the game." Hardik still doesn't understand how he didn't manage to finish the match in the right way.

He did not forget to praise the bowlers either. "We were hoping to get a couple of big overs in the middle but at that point of time we could not get rhythm," he said. "It was new for Abhinav as well. It boils down to how I was not able to finish the game.

Full marks to their bowlers as well and full ownership on my side where I could not finish the game I should've."

Hardik Pandya on the surface

He didn't want to blame the surface for a bad performance. "It was more about the pressure of [losing] wickets," he said.

"I don't think the [track] played much role. It was a tad slower than what we are used to here. But they bowled really well. We lost a couple of early wickets and then we had to take some time. We could not get the rhythm in the middle.

Rahul brought us back into the game. Otherwise, they were quite ahead." Hardik could not find the right rhythm. "Intent had to be there. It's just that we lost a couple of wickets where if you keep losing wickets, it's difficult to keep the intent as well.

We lost because I could not get my rhythm and we kept losing wickets at the start and that put us under pressure. We like to take it deep and hope to get a couple of big overs which we could not get."

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