MUMBAI: The Indian team’s three-match ODI series against Australia has begun with the first match being played at the city’s Wankhede Stadium on Friday. Rohit Sharma has been rested due to some family reasons, while the baton is in the hands of Hardik Pandya. He won the toss and decided to bowl first. Why did Hardik Pandya misbehave with Virat Kohli?
Everyone knows that Hardik Pandya has a history with controversies. That field has also often misbehaved with teammates and senior Virat Kohli is no exception.
In the first match too, he misbehaved with Kohli and his video is going viral on social media. Here we are talking about 21st over. Jace English had just landed at the crease. The bowling was in the hands of Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik was setting the field by standing next to Virat.
Virat gave suggestions to Hardik. But he didn’t even go against it. He walked away, beckoning the fielder his own way. Kohli was a bit annoyed by his behavior and kept going towards his fielding position while saying something.
Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli have been in the news for quite some time now that all is not well. Even in the series against Sri Lanka, there was tension between the two. Guwahati was easily getting two runs. But Pandya refused to allow Kohli to take the run. He got to half the pitch but when Pandya refused, the latter began to swing at him.
Even after Guwahati, when the match against Sri Lanka was played in Kolkata, Pandya shook hands with everyone and ignored Kohli. India won the first match of the series against Australia. The visiting team was all out for 188 runs in 35.4 overs. After which Team India entered the field.
Ishan Kishan’s wicket fell in the second over. Even Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav could not do anything special. Thus, three wickets were lost for 16 runs in five overs. Shubman Gill was playing good shorts but after 20 runs he too fell prey to Mitchell Starc.
Namely, KL Rahul, who has been in poor form for quite some time, scored a half-century and helped win the match. The host team scored 191 runs in 39.5 overs and won by five wickets.