‘Biggest New Year’s resolution is to win the World Cup,’ says Pandya

MUMBAI: India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya has set his sights on the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 as he revealed his biggest New Year’s resolution.

Pandya, while speaking to the media on the eve of the home T20I series against Sri Lanka opened up about his new year’s resolutions.

“The biggest is to win the World Cup,” said Pandya. “I don’t think any bigger resolution can be there. Really want to win the World Cup and for which we will try everything possible in our capacity to go out there and give everything. I think things are looking bright and let’s hope it is,” he added.

The star all-rounder reflected on his remarkable year as he marked his return with a “magical” comeback after setbacks and taking a break while vowing to achieve a lot in the ongoing year.

“One year back things were quite different when I went out of the sport… that was my call to go out and spend some time and get better at it. It [2022] has been a magical year for me,” said Pandya.

“Obviously, would have liked [to win] the [2022 T20] World Cup also but that is part and parcel, we tried but it did not happen. Going forward, what do I want to achieve? There is a lot to achieve. I have not achieved anything.

“So I am looking forward to the future. There are World Cups coming. There are going to be multiple World Cups in multiple years so the goal will always be to win a World Cup and I think, from now onwards, the goal will be to win the World Cup.”

It is apropos to mention that India will be hosting the 50-over ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup later this year in October-November, which India won last in 2011.

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