It is great news for the Mumbai Indians fans ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League as the star player of the team — Hardik Pandya has made a comeback in a grand-style. After smashing a century off only 37 balls, Hardik Pandya has now gone on to slam the highest individual T20 score for India with his destructive batting.
Playing for his team Reliance 1 in the final against BPCL in the ongoing DY Patil T20 Cup, Hardik Pandya smashed 20 humongous sixes and just six fours in his record-breaking innings. He remained unbeaten on 158 off just 55 balls.
It was a typical ‘Kung-Fu’ Pandya innings as the Indian all-rounder smashed the ball to all the corners of the ground as he helped his team Reliance 1 to post 238 on the scoreboard. The record of the highest individual score by an Indian in T20 was earlier held by Shreyas Iyer, who had smashed 147 for Mumbai against Sikkim in the Group C match in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Earlier, in the group stage clash, Hardik Pandya announced his comeback in style by scoring 105 runs off just 39 balls. His fearless knock was laced with 7 fours and 10 sixes.
Hardik Pandya had a disastrous season last year, that was mostly marred by injuries and rehabilitation, However, now he is all set to make his way back in the Indian cricket team and the fans just can’t wait for his comeback in the national side.
Here, watch Hardik Pandya completing his 150 runs with a huge six:
As soon as the news of Hardik Pandya’s record-breaking innings came out, Twitter was already flooded with appreciation for the Indian all-rounder. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Hardik Pandya is back to his business, marvelous consistency in the whole DY Patil T20 Tournament. His 2nd century in just his 4th game after coming from an injury, Pandya now has scored 347 at an average of 115.66 with the SR of 234 in 4 games. pic.twitter.com/mNZLDQ1Kr4
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 6, 2020
Me and my bois while playing EA sports….
Hardik pandya is back with bang ..
20 6’s kon maarta hai bhaii??? pic.twitter.com/CEbThzcJ1F
— Atharva (@Atharvvtiwari) March 6, 2020
Hardik Pandya Last Two Inns In DY Patil T20 Cup 2020
Balls – 39
Runs – 105
SR – 269.2
6s – 10
Balls – 55
Runs – 158*
SR – 287.27
6s – 20
Balls – 94
Runs – 263
SR – 280.
6s – 30
4s – 14#DYPatilCup #HardikPandya pic.twitter.com/5KYudyWZZi
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 6, 2020
Cannot wait to see you thalaivaa ??. waiting to see u in a international and IPL @hardikpandya7 #hardikpandya pic.twitter.com/ZCWgwT7MdG
— FC DHIVA (@FC_DHIVA) March 6, 2020
Back to back century in DY patil
He’s back #hardik #pandya #DYPatilT20Cup #hardikpandya pic.twitter.com/fErmZ471XR
— Shivam Sharma (@shivams_08) March 6, 2020
Next Level hitting pandya #HardikPandya #DYPatilT20Cup https://t.co/fEqDut2TTA
— Jeenendra Jain (@Jinuclub18) March 6, 2020
Indha tharkuri thakur’a lam olichu veinga da//?
Pottu polandhuruvaan ? pic.twitter.com/V2OG48UK1Z
— SRIDHAR STAN (@SRIDHARSTAN) March 6, 2020