Hardik Pandya won the hearts of millions of cricket fans with his good gesture in the series decider at Old Trafford.
The Indian team faced a batting collapse again at Manchester in the 3rd India vs England ODI match.
The Indian captain, Rohit Sharma won the toss and put the hosts to bat first. England put up a score of 259 with the help of captain Jos Buttler’s fighting half century.
Indian all-rounder was the standout performer as he picked up 4 crucial wickets. Though his job is not finished yet and have to show his class with the bat too to take the team over the victory line.
Topley shined once again and picked up Indian top order in quick succession that included wickets of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant are at the crease and the eyes of fans are on them. In between the partnership Hardik’s gesture won the hearts of the fans. Craig Overton beat Hardik with a ball completely as the ball rose sharply from just in front of Hardik’s bat and got a good carry which was too much for Hardik.
He acknowledged the great delivery and signalled a thumbs up to the bowler. Overton also smiled back at Hardik.
It’s not the first time fans have witness such incident. Few days before Australian star batter Steve Smith also acted the same when SriLankan spinner Prabath Jayasuriya beat him completely. Within a few days of that incident Hardik’s gesture will surely promote the sportsmanship spirit in the cricket field.