Hardik Pandya was a delighted man after his first five-wick tour in Test cricket.
"I am happier to take a five-wicket distance than to score one hundred, because I have barely done this, which is probably the second five in my life.It comes in an important situation and therefore I'm happy, "he said after playing the second day at Trent Bridge.
Pandya's selection as an all-rounder in Test cricket does not always seem justified, but the 24-year old insisted he was not bothered.
"First of all, I do not play for them (their critics) They are paid for things I do not want to know and I do not even care what they say I play for my country I do not care what they say It's their job to say it and it's my job to play for my country, I do the right, my team is happy with me, nothing else matters, "he said.
Pandya was asked to make comparisons with Kapil Dev, and it was pointed out to him that the last one was returned in five to 28 against Australia in 1981.
Pandya was not satisfied. "The problem is this … what happens is that they compare it, fine, but suddenly when something goes wrong, they say," It's not it. "I never wanted to be Kapil Dev. Hardik Pandya, I'm good at Hardik Pandya, I've come so far – 40 ODI & # 39; s and 10 tests are playing – being Hardik and not Kapil Dev He was great in his time Let me be Hardik Pandya. Stop comparing me with anyone, I will be happy if you do not. "
Ishant Sharma saw a lot of talking to Pandya during his spell on Sunday afternoon. "[He played a] he also told me about it in the press conference."