Watch: 'Unserious' Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant take mid-match selfie on the field during Afghanistan clash

Published - 20 Jun 2024, 11:50 PM | Updated - 20 Jun 2024, 11:57 PM

Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant
Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (Credits: X)

India, on Thursday (June 20), thrashed Afghanistan by 47 runs to start their Super 8s campaign in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 in a stunning fashion.

On a tough pitch where batters struggled to time the ball, India came up with an all-round display to see off Afghanistan. After Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first, India were in a spot of bother. Rohit departed for just 8 before Rishabh Pant (20) and Virat Kohli (24) failed to score big as well to leave India reeling at 62 for 3.

However, Suryakumar Yadav stood firm at one end and scored his second fifty in a row to help the team post a competitive total of 181 for 8. He scored 53 runs off 28 balls with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes. The right-handed batsman also shared a crucial 60-run stand with Hardik Pandya who scored 32 runs.

In reply, Afghanistan were bowled out for 134. The Rashid Khan-led side never really looked in contention to chase down the total as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals right from the start. They lost three wickets inside the powerplay to find themselves reeling at 23 for 3. 

They never really managed to recover after the early blows and were eventually all out for 134. For India, Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh picked up 3 wickets each while Kuldeep Yadav picked up 2 wickets.

Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant's mid-match selfie:

As India were dominating the proceedings on the field, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant decided to take a mid-match selfie. They decided to pose for the camera in the 16th over when India were celebrating a wicket. On the second ball of the over, Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Najibullah Zadran to reduce Afghanistan to 102 for 6 and all but sealed their fate.

With the fate of the game pretty much decided in India's favor, Hardik Pandya decided to have some fun. The India allrounder was the one who held one of the on-field cameras for the selfie before Rishabh Pant joined in and posed for the photo. The wicketkeeper-batsman was also seen flashing the victory sign as he and Pandya took the photo. 

Watch as Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant take the selfie on the field:


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