The ICC Champions Trophy ended tomorrow and Pakistan emerged as the winner. Throughout the series, they played like underdogs. Indian team took them lightly and that is when Pak team bowl India all out in just 30 overs.
No doubt Pak team performed exceptionally well yesterday. Thousands of Indian fans had tears in their eyes. But out of all struggling batsman, there was one cricketer who won thousands of hearts. That was none other than Hardik Pandya.
Since making his debut last year, he has emerged as an excellent all rounder cricketer. He has been an integral part of Mumbai Indians too.
In the final match Of ICC Champions trophy that was filled with embarrassing and distressing situations, the only good thing that happened was Hardik Pandya.
He gave a ray of light to all the Indian fans who were distressed after the unexpectedly bad performance of the top batsmen.
He scored 76 in just 43 balls. However, he had to go back due to a misunderstanding with Jadeja. He became the fastest cricketer to have scored half century in ICC in just 23 balls. Australian great Adam Gilchrist held the record earlier of 33 balls at ICC World Cup 1999.
Indians took to Twitter to appreciate Pandya for his excellent performance against Pakistan. Bollywood celebrities including Farhan Akhtar and Ranveer Singh also couldn’t resist themselves fro tweeting about last night’s match.
— Kartik Aaryan (@theaaryankartik) June 18, 2017
Arjun Rampal’s tweet
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) June 18, 2017
Sophie Choudry’s tweet
— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) June 18, 2017
Sushmita Sen’s tweet
Now that's how we play the game when all chips look down!!!!!??????❤️how sexy to see 6-6-6 ?❤️??I love u Pandya!! ???
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) June 18, 2017
Riteish Deshmukh’s tweet
Absolutely heroic innings @hardikpandya7 – proud of u man.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 18, 2017
Huma Qureshi’s tweet
— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) June 18, 2017
Gauahar Khan’s tweet
@hardikpandya7 I'm a fan!!!!! ✌️✨?
— Gauahar Khan (@GAUAHAR_KHAN) June 18, 2017
Ranveer Singh’s tweet
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) June 18, 2017
Farhan Akhtar’ s tweet
Yaar.. the Hardik run out was heartbreaking.. well played man.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 18, 2017
Sonal Chauhan’s tweet
— SONAL CHAUHAN (@sonalchauhan7) June 18, 2017
Armaan Malik’s tweet
.@HardikPandya7 you were my hero today. In those few moments of magic, I saw hope.
You deserve to be praised for your valour & spirit!! ??
— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) June 18, 2017
It was a heroic inning played by Pandya. He played like a hero and for few minutes many Indians had again a hope of winning. However, sadly it was just not his day.