Indian Premier League, which is all about hitting sixes and boundaries and scoring runs for your team, a batsman getting out on a ‘hit-wicket’ is a very rare sight. However, the star all-rounder of Mumbai Indians, Hardik Pandya did get dismissed in that bizarre manner.
After playing 68 IPL matches, Hardik Pandya was dismissed with a hit-wicket, during the second match of Mumbai Indians against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday.
It happened when Mumbai Indians star all-rounder Hardik Pandya walked into bat at number 5. A lot was expected from the star all-rounder, who has been a mainstay for Mumbai Indians for quite a long time. However, hopes of Mumbai Indians were soon shattered as Pandya soon walked back to pavilion after getting dismissed in a bizzare manner.
Hardik Pandya’s new stance cost him his wicket. The star all-rounder went deep in his crease to an Andre Russell delivery, however, he went too far and ended up hitting his own stumps with his bat. Hardik Pandya returned back to the field 18 runs off 13 balls, where he smashed 2 fours and a six
As soon as the Baroda player was dismissed in a bizzare manner, social media went into a frenzy. Netizens just couldn’t hold themselves up from trolling the star cricketer. From memes to trolls, people came up with hilarious reactions on the tweet.
Among many, a tweet by Aakash Chopra, where he trolled Pandya, has left everyone in splits. The tweet came in reply to the tweet of ‘Star Sports’, where they took a dig at Hardik Pandya asking him to maintain social distancing with the wickets. Star Sports wrote:
“Stumps to Pandya: “Maintain #SocialDistancing, bro!”
Have you seen a stranger dismissal than this in recent times?”
Here, check out the Tweet:
Stumps to Pandya: "Maintain #SocialDistancing, bro!"
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) September 23, 2020
Aakash Chopra was quick to come up with a reply to Star Sports tweet. In his tweet, took a dig at Hardik Pandya and wrote:
“Me Aatmnirbhar, he said”
Here, check out the Tweet of Aakash Chopra:
Me Aatmnirbhar, he said 😂 https://t.co/a7spySVS6g
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 23, 2020