Hardik Pandya has played several innings which have helped the Indian Cricket Team to post a good total on the board. But above all, his magnificent inning of 78 runs off 72 balls against Australia in the third ODI at the Holkar Stadium in Indore will be remembered forever. In 2007, India became the World Champions of T20s and after 10 years, Pandya played a historic inning which helped India to beat Australia in a bilateral series.
After winning the toss, Australia put a challenging score of 293 runs on the board. David Warner (42), Aaron Finch (124) and Steven Smith (63) altogether gave a terrific start but towards the end, Indian bowlers made a good comeback and restricted the Aussies under 300 runs.
In return, Indian openers started smashing the Aussie bowling attack right from the beginning. Though there were some hiccups in between after skipper Virat Kohli and Kedhar lost their wicket. But Pandya covered all the losses and emerged as the ruler of the game with his destructive batting.
Meanwhile, people on Twitter didn’t lose a chance to praise Pandya’s inning and the way they hailed the young Indian all-rounder is worth giving a read:
I am enjoying watching the development of Hardik Pandya as a cricketer. Ability not in question but growth in temperament admirable
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 24, 2017
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) September 24, 2017
Hardik Pandya is great find for India.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) September 24, 2017
Holkar Dynasty is now Pandya Dynasty. #INDvAUS
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 24, 2017
The rise and rise of Hardik Pandya as a batsman! An emerging superstar.
— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) September 24, 2017
— Santosh Kumar Yadav (@yadavsantosh282) September 17, 2017
Hardik Pandya is the useful version of Yusuf Pathan
— Shashank Thala (@Chingakutty) September 24, 2017
Hardik Pandya is the branded version of an all-rounder, Sir Jadeja was a parody.#INDvAUS
— TheFrustratedIndian (@FrustIndian) September 24, 2017
Pandya with this innings today, grew 5 years in terms of maturity. #INDvAUS
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) September 24, 2017
In this game, Pandya has done well in Pandey’s position and Pandey has done well in Pandya’s position #INDvAUS
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) September 24, 2017
— Suraj Singh (@iamsurajSRK) September 24, 2017
The timing in the Pandya ramp is such a thing of joy
— Osman Samiuddin (@OsmanSamiuddin) September 24, 2017
— F.D (@fahad_qureshi_) September 24, 2017
— ICC (@ICC) September 24, 2017
Hardik Pandya fan girls right now
— … (@Sarcastic_Raj) September 24, 2017
— #INDvAUS #PakvSri (@UrduPtvSports) September 24, 2017
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