Hardik Pandya has proved to be the backbone of the Indian middle batting order in the recent matches. Whenever the top order has failed to perform, Pandya took the charge and stopped the team from falling apart. The cricket fans have hardly forgotten his fiery inning in the Champions Trophy finals against Pakistan. He now repeated it again in the first ODI against Australia in Chennai. His blistering 83 helped Team India post a challenging 281 runs. Though Pandya turned out to be the Man of the Match, one thing went unnoticed during his inning.
Pandya wore his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Mumbai Indians gloves when he was at the crease. A post on the Chennai Super King’s Twitter handle brought this thing to notice. They wrote,”Pandya wearing @mipaltan gloves. Dhoni back in Chepauk. Both playing for @BCCI. Unity in diversity. @IPL for the win. #INDvAUS.”
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 17, 2017
Pandya’s 66-ball innings had five boundaries and five sixes. The turning point of the innings came in the 37th over when Pandya launched into Adam Zampa’s deliveries. Pandya started with a boundary off a full toss and followed it up with three huge sixes. A total of 24 runs came off that over.
— Virat Kohli (@Cricvids1) September 17, 2017
The Twitterati were amazed to see Pandya’s love for his accessories, pointing that probably the Mumbai Indians pair of gloves were his favourite.
Rdik Pandya does justice to MI slogan :
“Dil se Indian,Mumbai Indian”
— Tabrez Shaikh (@its_tabrez_4u) September 17, 2017
#INDvAUS I m confused is their a magic in kungfu Pandya or in MI gloves or in Caribbean hair style…
— Manish tulsani (@tulsani_manish) September 17, 2017
Why Hardik Pandya is wearing Mumbai Indians Gloves #VIRUPANTI
— Santosh (@Santosh19121993) September 17, 2017
Let some luck turn towards us
— PandaKaradi (@Pandakaradii) September 17, 2017
During the Champions Trophy as well, Pandya wore the same gloves, which was noted by many people.
50 for Hardik Pandya!
Brought up with a huge six!
— ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2017
The Indian cricket team has left for Kolkata on Monday where the second ODI is scheduled to be played on September 21.
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