India opted to rest four players, including skipper Rohit Sharma, for the fifth T20I match against the West Indies on Sunday in Lauderhill, Florida since the T20I series was already settled. India’s last match of this trip is being led by Hardik Pandya since Rohit is sidelined. When it came time to decide to bat after winning the toss, Pandya seemed joyful and at ease as he stepped out.

Hardik is leading India for the third time; he also served as captain for the two T20Is played in Ireland last month. In addition, one would presume that, considering how extensively he led Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022, he would be qualified to respond to inquiries about team adjustments. But today, when the announcer requested Hardik to unveil the team’s lineup, it wasn’t the case. Samuel Badree, a former West Indies spinner, said to Hardik, “Now, I have a challenge for you. The India captain hesitated a bit before correctly naming all the changes to his lineup.

“Well. Rohit leaves the room. He is dozing off. They are, after all. Rishabh then exits. then, er. Oh, I see now. I can handle this. Yes. At the toss, Hardik said that Bhuvi (“Bhuvneshwar Kumar”) and Surya (“Suryakumar Yadav”) would not be participating.

The Indian team in Florida has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the locals. Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, was spotted interacting with the large crowd of supporters after the fourth T20I ended. The India interim skipper responded with yet another brilliant comment when asked about the experience of playing cricket in the United States.

“We don’t feel like we’re playing in Miami; we think we’re playing in Mumbai, Gujarat, or some other Indian city. It’s wonderful to have this support after traveling overseas, Hardik stated. When questioned about the team objective, he continued, “We talked to the lads that no matter what happens, we have established certain criteria for the Indian cricket team so the energy and attitude remain the same.