Times of India – LONDON: In every team, there are some big stars and there are those who are good and trying to become very good.
- These are the players who captivate the imagination with their mercurial talent and their ability to turn a match on its head with an electrifying performance.Who in the Indian World Cup team qualifies to be called the player with the X factor?
- There was no doubting his talent, especially for limited-overs cricket, but questions abounded over his ‘attitude’ which, detractors thought would go against him.
- Besides, he has won the trust and faith of captain Virat Kohli , who seems to be taking immense pride in Hardik’s success.In the key World Cup match against Australia at the Oval, Hardik was sent ahead of MS Dhoni at No.
- The way Kohli encourages Hardik is different from the way he is with most other members of the team – he almost fawns over Hardik.Against Pakistan at Old Trafford, the allrounder was handy with both bat and ball as India coasted to a famous victory.
- One doesn’t need to say how much that will benefit India too.As the team trudged out of the field after beating Australia earlier in the World Cup, Hardik ran towards Dhoni, leapt up and hung over his back.