It has been so many months to the heartbreaking semi-final loss in the World Cup in England last year but the memories are still afresh in every cricket fans’ minds. Team India had registered 7 dominant victories in the World Cup tournament over teams like South Africa, Australia, and Pakistan, until the semi-final loss.
Had it not been for that one throw from Martin Guptill which ran out MS Dhoni, India would have lifted the 50-over World Cup trophy at Lord. That one throw from Martin Guptill broke the hopes of millions of people.
Recently, the Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya opened up about the heartbreaking run-out of MS Dhoni in the semi-finals. Describing the heartbreaking run-out of MS Dhoni as the biggest trauma, Hardik Pandya revealed:
“For couple of days in morning when we used to get we felt like what just happened. I still remember after the game someone messaged on a group saying it does not feel right. We all were feeling the same. This is not true”
“For us to express the fact was a lot but that’s sport. Most difficult part was you have to sleep that night. But the biggest trauma was when MS got out.”
“I just knew with that person we knew, he has done so many times and he is going to do one more time. It was a miracle throw from Martin Guptill. Otherwise, we were still confident. I knew Jimmy Neesham was going to bowl. And MS has 14 years of experience and that guy is chilled out. Mahi Bhai does not get much into the situations. I kind of knew that MS will find a way to score 2 sixes.”
“When that run-out happened we were still feeling MS made it in. You don’t generally see a run-out with MS. And then we saw on the screen and MS walking,”
Talking about Hardik Pandya, the all-rounder is all set to make a comeback for the national side after a long time. Recently, he was named in India’s Team A for the upcoming series against New Zealand