"Happy to bat anywhere they want me to. Rather seeing it as challenge, I see it as opportunity to do something nice for team," he said while addressing the media after winning the third ODI against Australia here.
Pandya's all round performance helped India on Sunday to win the third one-day international against visitors Australia. India defeated Australia by five wickets to capture the five-match series with 3-0 lead.
Chasing Australian total of 293 runs, India scored the winning runs with 13 balls remaining and five wickets in hand.
Pandya was declared Man of the Match.
Openers Sharma and Rahane scored 71 and 70 runs respectively.
Rohit Sharma hit six boundaries and four sixes in his 62-ball innings before he became victim of Coulter-Nile delivery in 22nd over.
In the 24th over, Pat Cummins got Rahane's wicket, who hit nine boundaries in his 76-ball innings.
Skipper Virat Kohli scored 28 runs in 35 balls with two boundaries before getting out in 35th over.
Kedar Jadhav scored two runs. Manish Pandey and M.S. Dhoni remained not out.
Pat Cummins took two wickets by spending 54 runs in his 10-over spell. Nile, Richardson and Agar claimed one wicket each.
Having won his first toss of the series, Australian captain Steven Smith decided to bat first on a seemingly flat surface at the Holkar Stadium.
Finch and Smith stood strong with individual scores of 124 and 63 respectively, thus giving the visiting team a mounting total of 294 runs to defend.
For India, pacer Jasprit Bumrah bowled an impressive 10-over spell of two wickets for 52 runs, while spinner Kuldeep Yadav bagged two wickets at the cost of 75 runs.
Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal and Hardik Pandya chipped in with one wicket each.
Umpires were Marais Erasmus and Chettithody Shamsuddin, and Match referee was Jeff Crowe.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who missed the first three games due to family emergency, is left out for the last two matches.
Barring this, the team remains the same.
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel.
On that note, the fourth ODI will be on September 28 in Bengaluru and the fifth will be in Nagpur on October 1. (ANI)