Pandya emerges as a crucial figure. Every choice in the cricket world is scrutinised, analysed, and hotly contested, particularly when it comes to choosing the team for important tournaments. Both fans and commentators were enthused by the unveiling of India's T20 World Cup team. But among the scrutiny, Hardik Pandya's name jumped out. It was clear when Rohit Sharma and Ajit Agarkar spoke up to defend the choice that Pandya's influence goes beyond simple numbers and casts a wide net over the team's tactics.