Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Hardik Pandya: There was a ruckus on the wicket of Hardik Pandya, the ball did not hit the wicket but still bowled… Video

The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand was played in Hyderabad on Wednesday (January 18). Hardik Pandya could not do anything special in this match and got out after scoring 21 runs. Daryl Mitchell took the wicket of Hardik Pandya. However, now there is a ruckus regarding the wicket of Hardik Pandya.

Veteran cricketers are questioning the decision of the third umpire. This whole incident happened in the 40th over of the Indian innings. In that over, Hardik was completely gutted in the process of hitting a cut shot off Mitchell’s ball, after which the gills lit up. New Zealand players appealed, due to which the on-field umpires thought it right to go to the third umpire for the decision.

By the way, it was clearly visible in the slow motion footage that the ball did not hit the stumps. Wicket-keeper Tom Latham flicked the bails while collecting the ball over the wicket, which lit up the stumps. Latham’s gloves were too close to the stumps. But the third umpire felt that it had nothing to do with being dismissed. Hardik shared a 74-run partnership with Shubman Gill before getting out. The TV umpire took a long time before giving the verdict.

Wasim Jaffer said that it is not right with Hardik. Jaffer wrote, ‘The distance between the ball and the bails is clear. The ball is inside the gloves, the bails are not lit yet. Bells burnt after touching with gloves. Did not go well with Hardik.

R. Ashwin wrote, ‘Forget about split screen and replays, Shubman Gill’s cut shot proved why Hardik was clearly not out.’

Talking about the match, after winning the toss and batting first, the Indian team scored 349 runs for eight wickets in 50 overs. Shubman Gill played a memorable inning of 208 runs off 149 balls. Gill completed his double century by hitting three consecutive sixes. By the way, Gill hit 19 fours and nine sixes in his innings of 208 runs. Gill is only the eighth batsman to score a double century in ODIs.

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