New Delhi: Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya has rocked the IPL. He has become the highest run scorer for his team. Pandya has scored 413 runs in 13 matches by scoring 4 fifties. In the match played against RCB on Thursday, Hardik hit 62 runs in 47 balls, hitting 4 fours and 3 sixes, he was moving ahead with havoc that suddenly an incident surprised everyone.
Hardik left the bat
This sight was seen on the last ball of the tenth over. Hardik, who was playing 20 runs in 16 balls, lost the bat as soon as he tried to hit Maxwell for a six. Its speed was so fast that it fell to the leg umpire. Thankfully he was only a short distance away, otherwise the bat would have gone to him.
Wife’s reaction goes viral
His wife Natasha Stankovic, sitting in the stands, was stunned after Hardik left the bat. He gave such a reaction by placing his hand on his mouth that it became viral on sight.
Rashid Khan scored 19 runs
Talking about the match, Gujarat Titans, batting first, scored 168 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Along with Hardik’s 64, Wriddhiman Saha contributed 31, Matthew Wade 16 and David Miller contributed 34 runs. Rashid Khan scored 19 runs in 6 balls, hitting one four and two sixes.
Gujarat Titans is the first team of this season to qualify for the IPL playoffs. The team has won 10 matches out of 13 matches. Captain Hardik Pandya has made a comeback in his form and fitness. It will be interesting to see if he gets a place in the team against South Africa next month.
first published:May 19, 2022, 9:59 p.m.