Hardik and Virat. (Source: Twitter)

India and Pakistan will face each other on October 24 in the Super-12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Earlier, Indian team captain Virat Kohli has expressed a big reaction about star all-rounder Hardik Pandya. He has told whether Hardik will be a part of India’s playing XI in the match against Pakistan or not.

Kohli said, “Hardik Pandya’s skill as the number six batsman is so important that his substitute cannot be found overnight. Even if he does not bowl in the T20 World Cup, his place in the playing XI is confirmed.

He added, “To be honest, I think Hardik’s fitness is getting better and given that he can bowl two overs for us at any stage of the tournament.”

The captain said, “I supported playing him only as a batsman in Australia and we saw what he did and, when he plays in full flow, how he single-handedly takes the match away from the opposition. “