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Twitter Reactions: Hardik Pandya departs after a fantastic knock of 93

While many lauded Pandya’s fantastic innings, some advised the other batsmen to take notes

Hardik Pandya fifty
Hardik Pandya celebrates his fifty. (Photo Source: Twitter)

As the rest of the Indian batting line up fell apart, it was Hardik Pandya who stood tall at Cape Town. Coming out to bat when India were in a spot of bother, Pandya played a sensational knock of 93. His knock not only rescued India but also helped them put a bold response to the Proteas.

India were reduced to 92/7, trailing by almost 200 runs. The way South African pace attack was replicating themselves in the field, it seemed the Indian innings won’t last long. The quartet of Rabada, Morkel, Steyn and Philander kept troubling the batsmen. However, Pandya had other plans.

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He alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar stitched a stupendous partnership of 99 runs for the 8th wicket. While Pandya kept scoring runs at a splendid pace, Bhuvneshwar from the other end continued to hang along at the crease. Bhuvneshwar got out scoring 25(86) marking the end of a sumptuous batting stand.

Pandya scored a splendour 93 runs. What’s laudable is his strike rate of 97.9 that kept the South African bowlers under pressure. The all-rounder hit 14 boundaries and a maximum as he rescued India after the middle order collapse.

Hardik Pandya closely fell short of a deserving hundred. Kagiso Rabada managed to get the coveted wicket. In what was a short delivery angled to Pandya, he tried to get an uppercut but ended up giving a faint edge to the wicketkeeper. Faf Du Plessis kissed Rabada on the forehead, determining how badly the hosts vouched for Pandya’s wicket.

Twitter was full praise for Hardik Pandya’s match saving knock for India. The all-rounder displayed some tremendous batting in helping India out of the woods. While many lauded Pandya’s fantastic innings, some advised the other batsmen to take notes.

Here we present to you, some of the Twitter reactions regarding Pandya’s knock:

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