In the series-deciding T20I against West Indies, India was defeated by eight wickets. The Men in Blue rallied after falling behind 0-2 in the five-match series, winning the third and fourth match before being defeated by Brandon King’s 85(55) in the final game.
Batting first, the Hardik Pandya-led team scored 165/9 thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s 61 (45). The hosts had no trouble reaching 166 as King and Nicholas Pooran gave the Caribbeans an eight-wicket victory.
Pandya, who finished with 14 (18), thought back on India’s performance throughout the series. According to Hardik, there are occasions when losing is beneficial because it makes you stronger.
“Since we are a youthful bunch, we must push ourselves. We must learn through these games, after all. Losing one or two series won’t matter because we have made the decision to always go the difficult route.
“The ODI World Cup is approaching. When you lose, you can learn a lot from the experience. The process includes both winning and losing, but the boys shown amazing character.
Hardik also discussed his choices throughout the series, saying that he follows his instincts rather than planning things out. The next T20I series will include three games between India and Ireland, with Jasprit Bumrah leading the team.