All-rounder Hardik Patel recalled a father who risked his career for the sake of his children
Melbourne, Hardik Pandya got emotional after the memorable win against Pakistan in the first match of the T20 World Cup. The star all-rounder played an important role in Team India’s victory. In the first bowling, he took three wickets giving only 30 runs.
Later, Virat Kohli combined with Kohli for the fifth wicket in adverse conditions and scored 113 runs in 78 balls. The 29-year-old all-rounder dedicated the performance to his father, who passed away a few years back.
After winning by four wickets off the last ball, Hardik had a special conversation with match presenters Jatin Sapru and Irfan Pathan. During this time he was found to be emotional. Remembering his father, Hardik said, ‘I love my child so much,
But cannot leave the city for children. When we both brothers were 6 years old, they left one city and came to another city for cricket career. This is a big deal. As soon as he said this, tears started flowing from Hardik’s eyes.
The right-arm fast bowling all-rounder rocked Pakistan’s middle order with his bouncers. Later, chasing the target of 160 runs, he scored 40 runs in 37 balls. Hit one four and two sixes. Made his offensive game game-wise a single-double. Expand the partnership. He dismissed three batsmen in four overs while bowling earlier.
Pandya’s smile is setting the internet on fire especially after dismissing Haider Ali. Hardik Pandya took the wickets of Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan. Despite this, Pakistan could score only 159 runs in 20 overs. Shaan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed scored crucial fifties.
Shaheen Afridi also played a good game in the end. Apart from Hardik, Arshdeep Singh took three wickets for India. Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 1 wicket each.