Hardik Pandya, India vs New Zealand 2019
Hardik Pandya. (Photo credits - MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

It is not easy to be in the shoes of Hardik Pandya. The all-rounder had to face the backlash of all the fans as well as the officials for his crasser comments on Koffee with Karan. However, India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya pulled off a majestic catch while fielding at mid-wicket. New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson shimmied down the track against Yuzvendra Chahal and made the mistake of hitting the ball in the air.

Pandya flew to his left-hand side to grab a fine diving catch. Thus, Pandya has made a roaring comeback after serving his suspension of four matches. Pandya was under the scrutiny and there is no better place to prove your mettle other than out there in the middle. Hardik got his place back in the playing XI in place of Vijay Shankar.

Kiran More, Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya (Image Courtesy: Getty)

Is it a bird, no its Hardik Pandya.

Furthermore, the Baroda all-rounder has bowled an economical spell as he conceded only six runs in his three overs. Hence, Pandya has made a good comeback into the India National Cricket Team.

Meanwhile, MS Dhoni is not playing in the ongoing third ODI as he has a sore back. Consequently, Dinesh Karthik is donning the wicketkeeping gloves in the game.

India vs New Zealand 2019: Watch Hardik Pandya Pull off a Stunner at Mid-Wicket
Kane Williamson. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

India is already 2-0 up in the series and has taken three wickets in the third ODI to put their noses in front. Men in Blue won the first match by eight wickets whereas they won the second by 90 runs.

This is going to be the last match for Virat Kohli as he is going to be rested from the final two One-Dayers and the T20I series. India’s deputy Rohit Sharma will take on captaincy baton in the remaining matches.

Here is the blinder from Hardik Pandya:


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