On Sunday Hardik came of age as the all rounder India was searching for all this days. That he is talented everyone knew but if there were any doubts if he will scale the next level they were put to rest. When he walked out to bat India were 147/2 still needing plenty of runs to seal the match ad the series. What happened next was a revelation of sorts. Hardik Pandya scored a brilliant 78 of 72 balls and put the match beyond the reach of the Aussies.
If in the first ODI he had Dhoni for company who constantly advised him to just dig around and rotate the strike this time around he had Vitat Kohli as his partner at the other end. But this time the message was not to just dig around but to play his shot and the young man did just that. He kept attacking Agar. And when Kohli and Jadhav departed in quick time he did not panic but kept going until India reached its goal of sealing the series.