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I have been hitting sixes since childhood, says Pandya

Indore: He has become the cynosure of all eyes with his six-hitting prowess but Hardik Pandya says it's not a skill he has developed overnight as he has been clearing the ropes easily since childhood.
Twice in the ongoing series against Australia, Pandya has seized the momentum for India with his big-hitting abilities.
During the first ODI in Chennai, Pandya had taken leg- spinner Adam Zampa to the cleaners while in the series- clinching ODI here last night, he came up with big shots against left-arm spinner Ashton Agar at a crucial juncture.
Asked if his bludgeoning 76-run knock against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final was the turning point for him, Pandya made a statement.
"If you want to think that way, you can, I have no problems. I played well in the IPL before that. Last year's IPL wasn't great for me, so I worked hard, and the form came back.And I used to hit sixes before too, it's just that I am hitting them at a higher level now. I have been hitting sixes since childhood otherwise," Pandya told reporters at the post-match press conference.
"If you say Pakistan changed my game, then so be it I have no problem," he added.
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