Hardik Pandya dismantle the Aussies wearing Mumbai Indians gloves
The Indian innings looked in turmoil until Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya decided to start the revival act.
Updated - Sep 18, 2017 11:43 am
Though rain interrupted the proceedings in the first ODI between India and Australia, the match did absolute justice to the spectators by leaving up to its hype. The Chepauk Stadium in Chennai witnessed a full house as the two behemoths in world cricket collided against each other. However, things did not start well for the home side with big Aussie Nathan Coulter-Nile wrecking havoc in the Indian batting lineup.
The Indian innings looked in turmoil until Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya decided to start the revival act. Pandya continued his red-hot form with the bat as he repeated his innings in the ICC Champions Trophy final against Pakistan. The Baroda boy shattered the Australian bowlers especially the young Adam Zampa as he hit 5 towering maximums on his way to 83 of just 66 balls. Legendary Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was brilliant in providing support to Pandya, and his innings was defined by maturity and class. Dhoni played a 79 run knock facing 88 deliveries which helped India reach a respectable total of 281 runs in their 50 designated overs.
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Interestingly, Hardik Pandya was spotted wearing the gloves of his IPL team Mumbai Indians. the blue and gold shades of the Mumbai team was clearly visible in the pair of gloves that he wore and it turned out to be of immense luck to the batsman. IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings confirmed the news on their official Twitter handle. The club mentioned that IPL was the winner in its own way in this match as it also marked the return of Dhoni to Chennai.
The tweet read “Pandya wearing @mipaltan gloves. Dhoni back in Chepauk. Both playing for @BCCI. Unity in diversity. @IPL for the win. #INDvAUS”.
Pandya also managed to pick up two wickets with the ball and rightly bagged the Man of the Match award in the first ODI.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 17, 2017
Rdik Pandya does justice to MI slogan :
"Dil se Indian,Mumbai Indian"
— Tabrez Shaikh (@its_tabrez_4u) September 17, 2017
— Keyur Mestry (@KeyurMestry) September 17, 2017
#INDvAUS I m confused is their a magic in kungfu Pandya or in MI gloves or in Caribbean hair style…???
— Manish tulsani (@tulsani_manish) September 17, 2017
Pandya playing with MI gloves.
— Insane. (@sud_tyagi) September 17, 2017
— Krishnakumar (@NKKUMAR22) September 17, 2017
Why Hardik Pandya is wearing Mumbai Indians Gloves?? #VIRUPANTI
— Santosh (@Santosh19121993) September 17, 2017