Hardik Pandya climbed two spots to match Sri Lankan star Wanindu Hasaranga as the leading men's T20I all-rounder on Wednesday, according to the ICC official website.

The all-rounder, instrumental in the T20 World Cup final against South Africa, secured vital wickets of Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller, had an impressive tournament with both bat and ball, becoming the first Indian man to top the category. Hardik Pandya delivered impactful innings lower down the order and took crucial wickets when needed. He accumulated 144 runs at a striking rate exceeding 150 and claimed 11 wickets.

His pivotal moment was in the final, where his critical wicket of Klaasen, with South Africa dominating, turned the match. Hardik then bowled the pressure-filled last over, successfully defending 16 runs to secure India's victory.