Twitter lashes out at Hardik Pandya for his poor show with the willow
He could only muster 11 runs during his brief stay in the middle.
Updated - Aug 10, 2018 11:05 pm
The second Test match between India and England is currently in progress at the iconic Lord’s. The first day has been completely washed out and most parts of the second day has also been wasted. But the hosts have made sure that they stay on top in whatever action has taken place so far on the 22 yards. The visitors have continued to struggle in the seaming conditions and the latest one to go back into the hut was Hardik Pandya.
The sun came out in the final session and some brilliant work by the groundstaff meant that the play began soon after the rain stopped. The duo of Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli came out to bat and denied England a wicket for almost an hour. But the introduction of Chris Woakes into the attack changed things dramatically as he started moving the ball a lot. He scalped Virat Kohli first to dent all the hopes of India of posting a decent total after which Pandya walked in to bat.
Woakes squares up Pandya
A lot of eyebrows were raised after the management promoted Hardik Pandya but it felt like an aggressive move. The youngster though looked nervous as he inside-edged a couple of deliveries and then was dropped in the slips as well. But Woakes had his redemption straight away off the very next ball as it pitched on leg-stump and swung away from the batsman.
Hardik had no idea of what was happening and played with hard hands only to be caught in the slips by Jos Buttler. Twitterati was already unhappy with the way Indians have been batting in this match and Pandya failure literally triggered them. He could only muster 11 runs with a couple of streaky boundaries and definitely looked ordinary during his brief stay in the middle.
They lashed out at him for his continuous failures and his place in the team has come more under the scanner now. Ravi Ashwin and Rahane are out in the middle for the visitors and things are looking very bleak for them.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Pack of cards …. #India
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 10, 2018
Getting worse by the minute. Even massive luck no help for Hardik as he's dismissed ball after being dropped. Kohli gone too. Shambles!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 10, 2018
Kohli dropped,out the next ball. Pandya dropped,out the next ball #ENGvIND
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) August 10, 2018
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) August 10, 2018
Do you still believe Indian players were justified in going on a 5-day vacation before the Tests? #INDvENG
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) August 10, 2018
I was Young When I started Thinking Why Hardik Pandya Is In Test Squad! Now I am Old Still I don't Have Answer #ENGvIND
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@Ansh_MSDian) August 10, 2018
RIP Hardik Pandya, you overrated shit. You don't deserve to don the whites at all. Just stick to IPL and care only about your hairstyle.
— Jessy Rajkumari (@imJR_4) August 10, 2018
India should rethink of Hardik pandya in test team. He is not kapil dev. Preheps we can think of rohit Sharma or some young talent #ENGvIND
— Kalyanaraman (@kalyan2505) August 10, 2018
Is Hardik pandya "dur ke rishtedar" of Ravi Shastri 😬#INDvsENG
— Jilen S (@Jilen187) August 10, 2018
This tour is going to be a reality check for KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya and career ending for Vijay
— Devendra (@dev_inamdar) August 10, 2018
No it's certainly not hardik pandya's kind of wicket😂😂. Chris woakes is simply a magician today for the Indian batsman. #LordsTest
— Parth Kansagra (@ParthKansagra7) August 10, 2018
Dear @BCCI if this is what for hardik pandya is being selected please consider me also in 11, i can also do the same and on some day better.#ENGvIND #ENGvsIND #ENGIND #EngvsIndia #INDvsENG #INDvENG #LordsTest
— Yogesh Hardasani (@yogjan15) August 10, 2018
Hardik pandya will be happy as he now has more time to click selfie and post on insta #INDvENG
— Akshay Kudyar (@akshay_kudyar) August 10, 2018
Is Hardik Pandya good enough to play test cricket? #INDvsENG
— Pravin Chavan (@chavansays) August 10, 2018
I still don't understand why Hardik pandya keep getting selected for test matches.. Itni meharbani kis liye??
— Md Aftab Alam Azmat (@azan421) August 10, 2018
Brilliant batting by hardik pandya,he got two lucky boundaries, dropped on attacking shot and got out defending #ENGvIND
— Do You Even Anime ?? (@nairmridu289) August 10, 2018
— SANDIP KUMAR (@sandip_sharan) August 10, 2018
Hardik Pandya is waste of space in Indian test team.
I hope selectors realise it before its too late. Anyway Woakes So Lethal ❤️ #ENDvIND
— Fitness Trainer (@imtheguy007) August 10, 2018
— Rohit (@N_two_O) August 10, 2018
— ENN (@avenger786) August 10, 2018
Well…. it was a struggle and didn't last long https://t.co/SkHnYm2vVf
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 10, 2018
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) August 10, 2018
Hardik Pandya came in with an attitude of Kapil Dev! Went back head down similarly to Stuart Binny!#INDvENG
— Aditya Srivastava (@aditya30sri) August 10, 2018
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are in Indian Team just because they are 'Yes man' of Virat Kohli and copy everything virat does.
Useless tattoo merchants #Frauds
— MANISH ॐ (@Manni_FCB) August 10, 2018
Hardik Pandya is the biggest frauds among any all rounder of the world. #ENGvsIND
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 10, 2018
— aryan biswas (@aryanbiswas302) August 10, 2018