Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav lived up to the reputation in the five-match T20I series against England. Hardik Pandya played all five games and chipped in with an impressive all-around performance for the team.
The all-rounder scored 86 runs from 4 innings at an exceptional strike-rate of 140.98 including 5 fours and 6 sixes. He helped the team add value to the scoreboard at the fag end of the innings.
Hardik Pandya picked up 3 wickets to his name. He tried his best to be economical most of the time and kept the England batsmen in check. On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav played 3 games.
However, he got a chance to showcase his mettle only on two occasions. The Mumbai Indians star made his international debut in the second T20I. However, he didn’t get a chance to bat as India won the game by 7 wickets.
The 30-year-old was dropped in the third game and after which, he finally got a chance to feature in the fourth and fifth T20I. He announced his arrival in style by scoring his maiden half-century.
Suryakumar scored 57 off 31 balls with the help of 6 boundaries and 3 maximums at a strike-rate of 183.37. Unfortunately, he got out to a controversial third-umpiring call. Suryakumar was named the man of the match.
Hardik Pandya wife posts a hilarious story
Fans and former cricketers expressed their opinion on Suryakumar Yadav’s controversial dismissal. The majority of them were of the view that Dawid Malan did not take a clean catch because his fingers not underneath.
The third umpire ruled the batsman out since he did not get clear evidence. The soft signal from the on-field umpire triggered massive outrage on social media platforms.
Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya’s wife Natasa Stankovic posted a hilarious story featuring Suryakumar Yadav’s wife named Devisha Shetty. The story went viral on social media which kept the users talking about it.
The drama unfolded when Natasha posted a picture of Suryakumar Yadav’s wife keenly looking at the match using binoculars. Apart from the pic, she also posted the caption that reads: “@deivshashetty looking for the third umpire”
Suryakumar Yadav came out to bat at No.3 even in the series decider against England at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. He scored a quickfire 32 off just 17 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes at a strike-rate of 188.24.
India to lock horns with England in ODI series
From being 2-1 to winning the series by 3-2, Team India executed their plans to perfection. Indian captain Virat Kohli was named the man of the series for aggregating 231 runs in 5 games at an average of 115.50. India and England will play against each other in the 50-over format. The first ODI will kick-off at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on March 23, Tuesday.