After serving a brief suspension over his objectionable comments on a popular chat show, Hardik Pandya has returned to the Indian team with better focus and more determination. Thriving in the role of an allrounder, the Baroda cricketer has adequately aided the Indian team during their recent tour of New Zealand.
However, during the third and decisive third Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Seddon Park in Hamilton, the Indian cricketer was seen struggling with the ball. The right-arm seamer was clobbered all around the park, conceding 47 runs in his quota of four overs. He was India's second most expensive bowler after his brother Krunal (0-54) on the day.
When it came to his batting, Pandya couldn't do much to rescue his team from a four-run loss. With his side in desperate need of some power-hitting, the 25-year-old was promoted up the order but couldn't make it count as he departed after a 11-ball 21. If his outing in the third T20I got him frustrated, Pandya further became the subject of criticism after a young Indian fan asked him an interesting question while cheering for the visitors in the stands during the second T20I at the Eden Park in Auckland.February 8, 2019
Dressed in India's iconic blue jersey, a young girl was seen holding a placard that read: "Pandya Aaj Karke Aaya Kya?" - a dig at Pandya's remarks during his appearance on 'Koffee With Karan'. As soon as the photo of the Indian girl holding the poster surfaced on the social media, cricket fans used the opportunity to take a dig at Pandya.
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Karke nai aaya isiliye haargaye ðððð¤£— Harish George (@george_harish) February 10, 2019
ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£pandya ki lag gaye— Shakir Sheikh (@ShakirS67500288) February 10, 2019
Champion she is! ð— Sukrit Ghosh (@Sukrit_G) February 10, 2019
Give this lady her dues : Kya bola re.... @ICC Best Say of The Day !!— Neelum Guha (@zoinxy) February 10, 2019