Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been in a sensational red-hot form as he gave back-to-back powerful performances. After returning from an exceptional season of IPL, Hardik Pandya has deservedly adjudged the Man of the Series in the T20I series against Australia, which team India won by 2-1 after losing the last and final contest to the hosts at the SCG by 12 runs.
Hardik led the team to the winning side by producing a scintillating match-winning knock of 42 off 22 runs during the second T20I. His knock helped India capture assailable series win.
After the conclusion of the series, Hardik Pandya was awarded the Man of the Series because of his vital contribution to the Indian cricket team. However, what happened next left everyone in surprise.
Hardik Pandya won everyone’s hearts after he showed maturity by handing over his trophy to the newcomer bowling sensation T Natarajan.
Natarajan picked up crucial wickets and kept the run-flow in check as he emerged out as the lead wicket-taker on the bowling chart. The yorker specialist’s maiden series helped team India seal the T20I series with a 2-1 win. After he gave away his trophy to the talented bowler, the fans and cricketers cheered for the amazing gesture by Hardik Pandya.
Hardik Pandya Gave His Man Of The Series Trophy to Natarajan and Took A Photo with Him 😍
— Times of Sports (@timesofsports) December 8, 2020
Later after the match, Hardik Pandya took to his official Twitter handle and posted a heartfelt tribute to T Natarajan on his impeccable performance in the just-concluded series. Hardik was all praises for Natarajan as he dedicated his Man of the Series award to the Indian bowler. He wrote:
“Natarajan, you were outstanding this series. To perform brilliantly in difficult conditions on your India debut speaks volumes of your talent and hardwork Clapping hands sign You deserve Man of the Series from my side bhai! Congratulations to #TeamIndia on the win”
Here, check out the Tweet:
Natarajan, you were outstanding this series. To perform brilliantly in difficult conditions on your India debut speaks volumes of your talent and hardwork 👏 You deserve Man of the Series from my side bhai! Congratulations to #TeamIndia on the win 🇮🇳🏆 pic.twitter.com/gguk4WIlQD
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) December 8, 2020