Just when it looked like Hardik Pandya would come up with a special knock in the ongoing game against Kolkata Knight Riders, the Mumbai Indians allrounder was dismissed in bizarre manner. He was out hitting his own wicket in the fifth match of IPL 2020.
Before his departure, Hardik Pandya hit two fours and a six during his 13-ball 18 runs knock. And just when he would have thought of going for some big shots, he was out in a disappointing manner in the 19th over of the innings bowled by Andre Russell.
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With this failure, Hardik Pandya’s wait of putting up a good performance with the bat since his comeback has further extended. The allrounder has returned to high profile cricket through the ongoing IPL after missing the second half of last year and the early part of this year due to a back injury.
He underwent a surgery in October and was sidelined for a long time. Hardik Pandya was named in India’s ODI squad for the home series against South Africa in March but the series was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Coming to his dismissal, he went deep in crease to play a wide yorker from Russell. But as he was bringing his bat down, he ended up clipping the bail with his willow. As soon as the Mumbai Indians star realised it, he started walking back.
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As far as the match is concerned, Mumbai Indians have finished their innings on 195 for 5. Rohit Sharma starred with the bat, scoring 80 while Suryakumar Yadav scored 47.
Here is a clip of his dismissal: