Hardik Pandya got emotional after the memorable win against Pakistan in the first match of T20 World Cup. This star all-rounder played an important role in the victory of Team India. In the first bowling he took three wickets for just 30 runs. Later, Virat Kohli added 113 runs in 78 balls for the fifth wicket in opposite conditions. The 29-year-old all-rounder dedicated the performance to his father, who passed away a few years ago.
After winning by four wickets off the last ball, Hardik had a special chat with match presenters Jatin Sapru and Irfan Pathan. Meanwhile, he looked emotional. Remembering his father, Hardik said, ‘I love my child very much, but cannot leave the city for children. When we both brothers were 6 years old, we left one city and came to another city for cricket career. This is a big deal. Saying this, tears started flowing from Hardik’s eyes.
The right-arm fast bowler all-rounder rocked Pakistan’s middle order with his bouncers. Later, chasing the target of 160 runs, he scored 40 runs in 37 balls. Hit a four and two sixes. Single-doubled his offense game-wise. Build partnerships. Earlier he had sent back three batsmen in his four overs.
Pandya’s smile after dismissing Haider Ali is setting the internet on fire. Hardik Pandya took the wickets of Hyder Ali, Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan. Despite this, Pakistan could score only 159 runs in 20 overs. Shaan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed scored important fifties. Also, Shaheen Afridi plays a nice cameo at the end. Apart from Hardik, Arshdeep Singh took three wickets for India. Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 1 wicket each.