India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been making lots of headlines, however, for all the wrong reasons. The sensational all-rounder had been away from bowling action for a long time owing to a severe lower back injury. He made a return to the game in the limited-overs series against England earlier this year, however, he was unable to leave a mark with his performance.
Ever since he has returned back to the game, he has not managed to switch on the pyrotechnics with that bat. Not just this, he has also failed to leave a mark with the ball as well. His last ODI outing dates back to the ICC ODI World Cup 2019
Now, in the ongoing three-match ODI series, Hardik returned with the figures of 1/34 (5) and 0/20 (4). Therefore, the fans who were waiting anxiously for the all-rounder to make a comeback were left disappointed.
Given that the T20 World Cup 2021 is just around the corner, fans are expecting Hardik Pandya to be available with his full potential in all the departments. While, he has not been able to fulfill the expectations so far, but India is yet to play three T20Is between July 25 and 29 against Sri Lanka, before finally leaving for the UAE for the second half of the Indian Premier League 2021.
Meanwhile, the fans on social media were left disappointed with the performance of Hardik Pandya and slammed him for his poor show. There were many who came up with hilarious memes and jokes, while trolling the Indian all-rounder.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
— Goutam Guruprasad Jena (@goutamGGPJ) July 23, 2021
#hardikpandya overconfident and arrogant, sorry to say he does not deserve to be in the team
— siddharth arora (@siddhar98531723) July 23, 2021
Hardik pandya needs to deliver now sooner than later! He has been poor since a while now..
— Dr Vivek Vithalani (@vithalani_vivek) July 23, 2021
— किशन सिंह चन्देल ?? (@imchandela) July 23, 2021
Should #HardikPandya be given so many opportunities considering his recent form and fitness issues. If yes, won't be it unfair to other players as they don't get always these many opportunities to perform at the highest level.#Askcricbuzzlive
— Ishan Vegad (@ISHANVEGAD) July 23, 2021
Where are those who said hardik pandya is better than Ben stokes
— Sricharan (@Srichar40066624) July 23, 2021
Hardik Pandya ?
— Vijaymad 5.O (@imPVK94B3) July 23, 2021
What did India get from the India vs Sri Lanka ODI series ?
Archivement :- ___________.
Waste of time :- Manish Pandey
— Subham kumar (@Subhamraj270) July 23, 2021
Hardik pandya is a player built for roads. Sorry to say he won't get that in the t20 world cup. We better start looking for a proper all rounder. Every team has few apart from india.#SLvIND #HardikPandya
— khan irhan (@_Brawnybrainiac) July 23, 2021
Hardik Pandya needs a break from international cricket to understand the value of a spot which the team management gives him as an all-rounder because he lacks sincerity. #INDvsSL
— Nilesh Kolage. (@thenileshkolage) July 23, 2021
Hardik Pandya has lot of potential…..But He is justifying it outside the cricket field…#INDvsSL
— Gaurav Kumar (@GkcrickeKumar) July 23, 2021
Too fast hands, slow leg movement and wrong judgement of bowling line.
Any worry signs???
Let's see Coach Sir what he does now??
Experience missing from Hardik Pandya Manish Pandey. Slow tracks at Indian Pitches Should Help but lacking.
Missing Kuldeep here ?@cricketaakash
— HITESH JAIN (@guy92_hitesh) July 23, 2021
Why not #NitishRana has been sent ahead of #HardikPandya! #HardikPandya is an all-rounder he can bat lower order! #TeamIndia have good bowling lineup tonight!#INDvSL #INDvsSL #SLvENG #SLvsENG #Cricketpic.twitter.com/L6kE8HsAZe
— BlueCap ?? (@IndianzCricket) July 23, 2021