Rohit Sharma might have returned to form with a brilliant century but nothing changed for Hardik Pandya. The sting of low scores for Hardik Pandya in this series continues. Today as action shifted to Port Elizabeth, Hardik Pandya got out for a golden duck.
When Rohit Sharma got out to Lungi Ngidi in the 43rd over it was a big blow to India’s chances to go beyond 300. Then while everyone anticipated that MS Dhoni would come to the crease, Hardik Pandya walked out only to perish on the first ball. Hardik Pandya was out the very first ball to Lungi Ngidi. This only adds to the miserable form the all rounder has been in during this series.
India has set a target of 275 for the hosts riding on a smashing century by Rohit Sharma. No other batsman could go past 50 and India fell short of the 300 mark after being asked to bat first by Aiden Markram.
After Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal a little partnership got going between Rohit and Kohli. But that partnership was brought to an end due to mix up between them costing Kohli’s run out. Virat Kohli got out for 36 runs from 54 balls. He was obviously infuriated at Rohit Sharma for the run out. Rohit scored 115 from 126 balls on his way to returning to form.
Twitter slams Hardik Pandya
As Pandya got out the very first ball and his poor run continues, Twitter is slamming the all rounder big time.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to his first ball duck:
Hardik Pandya hasn't scored a run since the Kapil Dev 'comparisons' in Cape Town. Which is why players should be left to be who they are… #SAvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) February 13, 2018
Hardik Pandya since his 93 (dropped by Elgar on 6) at Cape Town
1, 15, 6, 0, 4, 3*, 14, 9, 0
52 runs in 9 innings#SAvIND
— JSK (@imjsk27) February 13, 2018
Hardik Pandya overtakes Rohit Sharma on his way back to pavilion. #indvsa
— LOLendra Singh (@LOLendraSingh) February 13, 2018
So glad Hardik Pandya didn't waste any balls to remind us how worthless he is. #INDvSA
— Sohini (@Mittermaniac) February 13, 2018
Hardik Pandya should never wear the Indian Jersey after this series.
— Desi Gooner (@Sahil_Adhikaari) February 13, 2018
Hardik Pandya in serious need of IPL to start…
— P₹akash $inha 🇮🇳 (@Predicto_Praky) February 13, 2018
Hardik Pandya is currently the most undeserving Indian cricketer. Has time to work on his hairstyle but not on his batting.#SAvIND
— Waѕiyullah Budye (@WasiyullahB) February 13, 2018
Hardik pandya in this series:
— Aslam Malik (@bajrangi_Aslam) February 13, 2018
— Cricket365 (@Cricket365) February 13, 2018
Virat kohli turns – 1s into 2s..
Hardik Pandya : black hair into red yellow , green etc
Rohit Sharma turns- run outs into centuries..#INDvSA
— M_S_Sethi (@M_S_Sethi) February 13, 2018
— Jeet Gohel (@adorablejeet43) February 13, 2018
Is Hardik Pandya there only to bowl those leftover spells in the game ! Thought he was in as a all rounder ! @prat1204
— Karan Mangwani (@karan_mangwani7) February 13, 2018