Manish Pandey’s induction into Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) season 11 created a strong buzz among the cricket fanatics. The 28-year-old cricketer bagged a whopping deal of Rs 11 crore and became one of the most expensive cricketers to be bid for. Considering his pay, he was expected to perform well in this cash-rich tournament, however, he couldn’t do anything special with the bat.
Despite an inconsistent form, he yet again got a chance in the playing XI in the IPL Match Number 39 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Unusually, the Orange Army got off to a poor start and lost 2 wickets within the powerplay. Pandey stepped in at Number 4 and was expected to play a good inning alongside skipper Kane Williamson. But he wasn’t lucky enough to put much on the scoreboard. He faced just 7 balls and returned to the dressing room. Yuzvendra Chahal’s delivery bamboozled him and he gave away his wicket after scoring only 5 runs.
Here’s the video:
— Faizal Khan (@faizalkhanm9) May 7, 2018
Right after his dismissal, people on social media began bantering and trolled the Indian batsman for yet another disappointment. Let’s have a look at some of the hilarious reactions:
Jab Manish Pandey trend karta hai toh samajh jata hu ki laundey ne mera naam doobo diya hoga ,, #SRHvRCB
— Manish Pandey (@iammanishpandey) May 7, 2018
Manish Pandey and Unadkat :
— (@seven_bound) May 7, 2018
— Gourav Acharya (@gourav_209) May 7, 2018
— GSS.R (@gssr207) May 7, 2018
— Rahul (@AettapuRahul) May 7, 2018
Runs to Manish Pandey pic.twitter.com/4wlSngbFTG
— The Lyrebird (@TheLyrebird1001) May 7, 2018
Which is more useless “ay” in okay or Manish Pandey???
— Carlos (@tarun_0707) May 7, 2018
— -A-NS-H (@messiandvirat) May 7, 2018
Unlike their previous games, SRH tumbled against the RCB bowling attack while Manish Pandey spent very little time at the crease. This season has been a rough one for the young Indian batsman. In 10 games played so far in this season, Pandey has scored 185 runs, including 2 fifties.