England vs India: Sachin Tendulkar has funny names for two Indian cricketers after Bristol T20I
Pandya lived up to his reputation as an all-rounder as he picked 4 wickets and played a quickfire knock of 33 runs with the bat.
Updated - Jul 9, 2018 3:42 pm
After losing the toss, England were cruising in the first half of their innings courtesy of a splendid knock from their opener Jason Roy. They had crossed 100-run mark after 9 overs itself and there was every possibility of them posting the total in excess of 200. But the Indian bowlers bowled exceptionally well and staged an astonishing comeback led by Hardik Pandya and Umesh Yadav. Sachin Tendulkar was impressed with both of them and gave them hilarious names in his tweet after the first innings in which the hosts scored 198 runs.
Hardik was taken apart for 22 runs in the first over of his spell and things looked awful for the visitors at that moment. But the youngster recollected his thoughts and conceded only 16 runs in his next three overs picking as many as 4 wickets. He sent back the strong middle-order of England in the middle-overs which led to them losing the momentum which the openers had gained earlier.
Umesh Yadav was also impressive as he landed his yorkers and slower balls perfectly to fox the batsmen in the death overs. He went for 48 runs in his spell but the penultimate over which he bowled made sure that the home side would not be able to go past 200 in 20 overs.
Master impressed with the duo
Sachin Tendulkar has been following India’s tour keenly much like the ardent cricket fans and was impressed with India’s bowling efforts. Though a mammoth total of 198 runs was posted, it could have been worse for them if not for a brilliant comeback by the bowlers. He termed Hardik and Umesh as ‘Kungfu Pandya’ and ‘Ninja’ respectively and lauded their efforts with the ball in hand.
“Good bowling by our very own Ninja and KungFuPandya to get us back into the game. #ENGvIND,” his post on Twitter read.
As it turned out, Team India proved that the score was under par and chased down the total with 8 balls to spare. Rohit Sharma played an exuberant knock of 100* off just 56 balls to lead the side to a seven-wicket victory and seal the series as well.
Here’s Sachin ‘s tweet:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 8, 2018