Hardik Chants Fill The Room As Team India All-Rounder Arrives In Delhi

The Team India star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has once again won the hearts of all fans. After Team India’s return from West Indies, fans started cheering Hardik’s name, which was one of the most heart-touching moments to watch.

A few months back, Hardik Pandya was booed to an unimaginable extent during his second stint with Mumbai Indians (MI) as a captain in IPL 2024. Especially, when Hardik replaced Rohit Sharma as the MI skipper, he received so much hatred across India and couldn’t satisfy fans due to his poor form throughout the tournament.

Amidst severe criticism during IPL 2024, the selectors announced Hardik Pandya as Team India’s vice-captain, despite his worrying form. At one side fans were delighted to know that Rohit Sharma was going to lead the side. Meanwhile, fans were worried at that time by questioning if the selectors were right in their decision to include Hardik Pandya in the squad.

However, Hardik Pandya repaid the selector’s faith and proved himself as a core performer for his team throughout the tournament.

Just two months before, Hardik Pandya was severely criticized by fans in Mumbai for Mumbai Indians’ poor performance in this IPL season. However, the 30-year-old cricketer returns today in the same city as the national hero. Hardik’s heroic performance in the recently concluded T20 World Cup tournament, especially in the finals, helped Team India secure a thrilling 7-run victory against South Africa, which turned him into one of the favorite cricketers among all fans.  

Hardik Pandya’s Performance in the T20 World Cup 2024 Finals

As a finishing batter, Hardik Pandya came to bat at the last ball of the 19th over, after Virat Kohli’s dismissal and scored 5 runs from 2 balls (including a four).

Mainly, Hardik was impressive with his bowling skills and took 3 main wickets by conceding just 20 runs in 3 overs.

At one stage, the South African batters Quinton de Kock (39 runs from 31 balls-including 4 fours and 1 six), Tristan Stubbs (31 runs from 21 balls-including 3 fours and 1 six), and Heinrich Klaasen (52 runs from 27 balls-including 2 fours and 5 sixes), completely dismantled the Indian bowling attack.

Once Hardik Pandya dismissed Heinrich Klaasen, the match gradually started to favor Team India and prevented the game slip away from their control. 

However, the South African middle order batter David Miller was the only power hitter who could help his team chase 16 runs from the last over bowled by Hardik Pandya.

Most importantly, the dismissal of David Miller (21 runs from 17 balls with a four and six) and Kagiso Rabada (4 runs from 3 balls-including a four) in the last over, restricted South Africa to a total of 169-8 in 20 overs. But, it was Suryakumar Yadav, who helped Hardik Pandya open a new chapter in his cricketing career by taking two stunning catches in the same over.

Hardik Pandya Dressing Style during T20 World Cup 2024 Winning Celebrations

For a grand celebration, Hardik Pandya was wearing Team India’s special jersey planned by the BCCI. The design is the same as that of the Indian team’s jersey for T20 World Cup 2024 and the only difference was that the name of the sponsor was replaced with the word “Champion”.

All the players of the T20 World Cup winning squad were wearing the same jersey whereas the BCCI officials were dressed up in suits.

Rohit Sharma and his men recently met the Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Thursday (4th July 2024) morning in New Delhi. After spending some valuable time with the PM in the event, the Indian cricket team departed to Mumbai for a grand celebration.

Hardik Pandya once again wins the hearts of Indian Fans: Overall Facts 

The latest video clip showed fans chanting Hardik Pandya’s name inside the Wankhede Stadium for the felicitation ceremony of the defending champions in the T20 format. Comparing the scene two months back, the same stadium was filled with hatred for Pandya when he was the skipper of Mumbai Indians.

Hardik Pandya’s transformation from “Enemy No.1” to “Hero No.1” is an inspirational message to all cricketers that they shouldn’t get discouraged by their poor form and wait for a perfect moment to deliver the best performance for the team.

The all-rounder finished the World Cup by scoring 144 runs in 6 innings, which includes a 27-ball-fifty at a 150-plus strike rate. Furthermore, he took 11 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 17.36.

According to the latest ICC Men’s T20I Rankings update, Hardik Pandya with his impressive performance in the recent Men’s T20 World Cup secures the position of No.1 all-rounder in the shortest format of cricket. Ultimately, Hardik Pandya became a hero for his fans and aims to deliver an outstanding performance in the upcoming matches of his career.

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