Hardik Pandya Bashed On Twitter
Hardik Pandya. Image Credits: Twitter

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya might be confident about team India fielding two different sides and winning anywhere in the world but his own place in both these teams appears to be a matter of concern for the all-rounder. This comes after a poor season of cricketing display for the Men in Blue and his franchise in the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians.

The swashbuckling all-rounder who broke into the national team in 2016, became a household name in the Indian circuit with his performances in the IPL and in the 2017 Champions Trophy final against Pakistan.

However, after the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup, injury marred his game and since then, Hardik Pandya has struggled to be the same all-rounder that team India wishes to have for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya (Image Credit: Twitter)

Presently, the all-rounder is in Sri Lanka and his performances in the ODI series have been nothing short of disappointing. With his inability to bowl, Hardik Pandya seems to be a burden on the shoulders of the India National Cricket Team.

Twitter Fumes In Anger As Hardik Pandya’s Disappointing Show Continues

On Sunday, India and Sri Lanka locked horns in the first T20I of the three-match series. Having won the toss, Dasun Shanaka invited the Men in Blue to bat first. The Indian innings couldn’t have got off to a poor start as Prithvi Shaw, the debutant was dismissed on the first ball of the innings.

However, Shikhar Dhawan carried the onslaught from the other end and along with Suryakumar Yadav, he looked determined to help India post a fighting total.

Suryakumar Yadav.
Suryakumar Yadav. (Credits: Twitter)

But after Dhawan’s and Yadav’s dismissal, the Indian innings came to a standstill. The result being, team India could only manage 51 runs in the last 6 overs and one of the biggest culprits behind this downfall was Hardik Pandya’s sluggish batting. The all-rounder managed to score just 10 runs off 12 balls and once again, carved out a disappointing figure not only for the team but also for the fans.

Indian fans were outraged and they shared their disappointment on Twitter with the all-rounder. His poor show carried on in the field as he dropped a sitter in the 2nd over of the game in the form of Avishka Fernando. Twitter went absolutely mad at it.

Here are the tweets:

https://twitter.com/Cric_Rocky/status/1419327494545502208?s=20

https://twitter.com/Cric_Rocky/status/1419329914977669127?s=20

https://twitter.com/anubhav__tweets/status/1419334943386193926?s=20

https://twitter.com/Cric_Rocky/status/1419334016952463361?s=20

 

Indian Bowlers Stage A Comeback

After the Indian team walked back to the dugout at a dismal score of 164 runs for the loss of 5 wickets, the bowlers brought them back into the game. After the completion of the first 10 overs, the Sri Lankan team managed to score 64 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were the wicket-takers for the Men in Blue.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Prithvi Shaw, Sanju Samson, Krunal Pandya, and Ishan Kishan once again failed to impress with the bat. With the T20 World Cup just months away from now on, it is time for team India to create a backup for each position, especially, for the finisher’s role, else, Virat Kohli will once again be eluded of an ICC trophy and he will have no one but himself to blame.

 

Priyam Singh

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