Hardik Pandya played a blinder of a knock in the final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 against Pakistan. In a match, where Indian batsmen struggled to find any kind of momentum, Pandya batted very aggressively and scored 76 runs off just 43 balls.
Pandya came out with a very clear mind and started playing his natural game right from the first ball he faced. He is naturally a very aggressive batter and he stuck to his strength even when the chips were down. Pandya smashed 6 sixes and 4 fours in his innings and gave some hope to otherwise demoralised Indian cricket fans, while he lasted.
Pandya got out in the most unfortunate manner. A moment of miscommunication between him and Ravindra Jadeja resulted in an easy run out for Pakistan. Both, Pandya and Jadeja, didn’t hear each other’s call and got stuck at the same end. This made Pandya very angry as he was in a zone where he felt he could do something special for Team India.
After the match, Pandya came online on Twitter and retweeted a couple of tweets. Interestingly, he also posted a tweet and later deleted it. However, an alert user (@vanillawallah) took a screenshot of the tweet before Hardik could delete it. Here it is:
Hardik Pandya tweeted this and then deleted it. I am dead. pic.twitter.com/GYb9VwYs7I
— Clive (@vanillawallah) June 18, 2017