Gujarat Titans suffered their first defeat of the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League, with Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad securing their second win of the season. After winning three back-to-back games, it was for the first time that the Hardik Pandya-led side lost an IPL game and the disappointment was clearly reflected on the skipper’s face.
Well, during the game last night, Hardik Pandya was seen losing his cool a number of times. He was even seen yelling at senior Indian player Mohammed Shami and the same hasn’t gone well with the fans.
The incident took place during the 13th over of the innings, GT captain Pandya brought himself back for his second spell. SRH captain Kane Williamson smashed him hard for back-to-back sixes off the second and third of the same over. Gujarat then got an opportunity to dismiss Rahul Tripathi off the last ball of the over when the batter tried an uppercut which flew towards the deep third man.
Mohammed Shami was standing in the position and he could have completed the catch had he run forward. It was a misfield as Shami stayed where he was and even moved back a couple of steps to collect the ball. Following this, Hardik Pandya was visibly disappointed and the replays showed him yelling at Shami.
The video of the same has been going viral on the internet. Here, watch the video:
— Bodhisattva #DalitLivesMatter ???️? (@insenroy) April 11, 2022
Meanwhile, the attitude of Hardik Pandya didn’t go down well with the fans, who are now trolling him left, right, and center.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati to this:
— Compulsive #PBKS fan ? (@manwithcam590) April 11, 2022
— Wolf (@Wolf_Vickbaghel) April 11, 2022
Hardik Pandya doesn't deserve to be the Captain of any team one who doesn't know how to speak to the team members and that too a senior player shouldn't be the Captain you do not win all games Cricket is a gentleman game pls note @hardikpandya7
— Idris Ahmad (@IdrisAhmad_47) April 11, 2022
Can’t believe Hardik Pandya just insulted senior player and an Indian legend Mohd. Shami for not taking the risky catch and preferred to save the boundary. Hardik’s temper tantrums during tight situations have been outright cringe. #GTvsSRH #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/yAyMmFkRwS
— glowred (@glowred) April 11, 2022
Just watch the Kane Williamson reaction when Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi & Markram dropped catches & compare it with Hardik Pandey reaction to dropped catch by Shami, Pandya was screaming at his senior partner Shami, that's the difference between a Leader & a Captain #SRHvGT
— Ykush_Tyagiᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠ (@Ykush_Tyagi) April 11, 2022
hardik shouting at miller in last game after himself making mistake and on shami today???
— Sanaya (@Sarcaswari) April 11, 2022
— procrastinator (@procrastinatr0) April 11, 2022
Hardik Venting his frustration on Senior Player Shami Bhai ?
— ÅÃ (@TheUpperCut_) April 11, 2022
Currently, Gujarat Titans are sitting at number 5th position on the points table of IPL 2022, with 3 wins and 1 defeat. They will be next locking their horns against Rajasthan Royals’ on Thursday at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai.