Even though the Indian all–rounder Hardik Pandya had a fruitful outing with the willow against England’s side, the stylish all-rounder faced the heat of the fans after he dropped an absolute sitter of a catch in the ongoing 3rd and last ODI match against England.
It was during the 5th over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar when Hardik dropped Ben Stokes. It was a golden opportunity that went down as Hardik dropped a sitter after Stokes tried to smash the shot for a six over mid-off.
Dropping Stokes was a big moment in the match as he has been in some tremendous form lately. And the same was clearly reflected by the reactions of the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and the Indian dug-out.
However, Stokes failed to make most of the opportunity as he soon fell at 35 in the 11th over while trying to hit a full-toss from T Natarajan straight into the hands of Shikhar Dhawan, who was fielding at deep mid-wicket. What followed was the priceless reaction from the Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
After Stokes’ was dismissed Pandya bowed to Shikhar Dhawan and thanked the almighty after the Indian opener took the catch to send Stokes back to the pavilion.
The video of Pandya’s animated celebration has been going viral on the internet and has left everyone in splits. Here, watch the video:
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Meanwhile, fans on social media went berserk after the hilarious incident. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 28, 2021
— Robin 🏏 🥂 (@ItsRobin_here) March 28, 2021
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— Taniya Singha🏏 (@TaniyaSingha21) March 28, 2021
— Amruta (@Amrutask_1) March 28, 2021
— 👑 (@viratian18183) March 28, 2021
Earlier in the day, the Men in Blue posted a total of 329 runs on the scoreboard in 48.2 overs. Indian openers Shikhar and Rohit gave India a perfect start with a 103-run opening stand. Later, Hardik and Rishabh’s counter-attacking 99-run stand and Shardul Thakur’s quickfire 30 helped India to post a competitive total for England.