[caption id="attachment_645562" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-645562" alt="Pandya scored 78 runs AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/hardik.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Hardik Pandya scored 78 runs AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Star of the ongoing One-Day International (ODI) series, Hardik Pandya has been <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india">India</a> s most lethal arsenal against the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Australia">Australians</a>. Hardik has so far scored 181 runs at 60.33 in the 3 ODIs and does not look to stop anytime soon. He has also chipped in with crucial wickets at important junctures, and has dismissed Steven Smith twice. In a surprise move, Hardik was send ahead of Manish Pandey at No.4 in Indore, a move that played rich dividend. <p></p> <p></p>His blitz of 72-ball 78 hampered Australia s chance of a win and helped India pocket the series 3-0 with 2 ODIs to go. Speaking after the match, Pandya said, "The message was always simple. Play your game, however you play. It depends, I can play all kinds of innings. Obviously the plan was to target the spinners and it came out pretty well." <p></p> <p></p>He also talked about his promotion in the batting order, "It does not make any difference where I bat. Rather than seeing this as a challenge, I see this as an opportunity to do something nice for the team. When I was told I was going to go out to bat next, I was happy. This is the first time I played so many balls, so it was great." <p></p> <p></p>He also spoke in lengths about his batting style. "I just back myself... and in cricket, the confidence always matters and I'm confident that I can clear the ground. It's not just about hitting. It's pretty important that I read the game," he added. "That time I thought that (Adam) Zampa was bowling and I knew that I could hit a six off him any time I wanted to. That's why I waited till the seventh over and then I got the opportunity to change the momentum and eventually one over changed the momentum in that game (In Chennai ODI), he adds. <p></p> <p></p>Pandya also gave insight about his uncluttered mind. "I don't think that much. I focus only on the things which I can focus and right now I'm just playing my cricket. I just back myself and if you back yourself, you always come out on top. I mean you can't score everyday but yeah, backing yourself is pretty important," concludes Pandya.