As India took on England in the first T20I of the five-match series, Indian players looked in all sort of frustration and demise as they were completely outplayed by England. A video has surfaced online wherein Hardik Pandya, the Indian all-rounder is seen asking the fans to return the ball in frustration and anger.
The visitors crushed all hopes of the Indian cricket team as they asserted a lot of pressure on team India from the first go. The Indian team looked out of shape throughout the game, except for a couple of players. Shreyas Iyer seemed to be the lone warrior for the men in blue as he smashed a gritty half-century.
Watch: Hardik Pandya Asks Fans To Return The Ball In Frustration
Hardik Pandya tried to stitch a partnership with Shreyas Iyer as the batsmen stitched together a 53-run partnership. However, both Pandya and Iyer returned to the dugout during the final overs of the game. Iyer scored 67 runs in the innings as Indian batsmen were piled up for just 124 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs.
As the English batsmen walked in to bat, they smashed the ball out of the park in the powerplay. Now, a video has surfaced online wherein Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya can be seen asking the fans to return the ball in frustration after the English batsmen smashed them left and right.
Watch the video here:
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England On The Way To Take A 1-0 Lead In The Five-Match Series
The England Cricket Team are now on their way to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. The English batsmen started on a strong note as Jason Roy and Jos Buttler smashed the Indian bowlers all over the park and scored 51 runs in the powerplay. Until this report was written, England had managed to score 77 runs in 9 overs for the loss of 1 wicket.
The Indian Cricket Team will now look to bounce back in the second T20I and level the series. The team selection has been under the radar in the first T20 after Rohit Sharma was dropped in the match and the hosts will look to cover all their bases going into the second game.