In school, you are always taught to drag your bat into the crease while running between the wickets. It is one of the basics that every cricketer needs to know, but maybe Hardik Pandya missed that lesson, as his unforgivable mistake cost his wicket today.
Pandya was providing excellent support to his skipper, as the pair were building up a crucial partnership for India. Hardik played the ball to long on, and called Kohli for a single.
Kohli rejected the run, and sent Pandya back as the all-rounder headed back to his crease. But for some reason, Pandya did not drag his bat into the crease and casually walked back, thinking that he was under no danger.
But to his horror, the stumps were broken at the striker’s end with Pandya’s foot still in the air. Kohli was dumbfounded at the other end, as Hardik Pandya realized that he just committed the biggest mistake of his career.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Pandya’s mistake!
— Dazza_20 (@Dazza_20) January 15, 2018
— Prabhu 🏏 (@Cricprabhu) January 15, 2018
South Africa take 2 wickets with new ball. Pandya’s stupid run out even more glaring. Had 19 overs with old ball to make count, but most were spent rebuilding the innings. #SAvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) January 15, 2018
— Paul Dennett (@the_summer_game) January 15, 2018
— Mihir Bose (@mihirbose) January 15, 2018
— Abhishek chandra (@ek_deewana_tha) January 15, 2018
Hardik Pandya with his best Inzamam Ul Haq impression
I don’t even care too much about Cricket anymore and the runout pissed me off
— Abhijeet Barve (@Naam_Hai_Bulla) January 15, 2018
#Hardik Pandya runout jus reminds me @virendersehwag pa in a SL match wher Sanga throws from keeping end ..
After that never seen a situation of that from Viru pa hopefully @hardikpandya7 learns from mistake #FreedomSeries #SAvsIND
— CSK 2.0 (@CSK2Point0) January 15, 2018
@sreshthx Pandya was involved in Philander’s runout y’day and Philander returned the favor today
— xtremlyimpressive (@xtrmlyimpresive) January 15, 2018
people will see kholay century but won’t see that he got haardik pandya runout to be the highest run scorer in the series. @prtxt
— Rebel without a Cause. (@Harry_Sadana) January 15, 2018
That Pandya runout is the kind of thing for which you get scolded/slapped by Headmasters #SAvIND
— Dhruba Chatterjee (@Dhrubajc) January 15, 2018
Lazy , irresponsible, casual whatever you call it ,
but it was just shit !!
Yeah I am talking about Pandya’s runout !!#INDvSA
— ಮೋಟ್ ಬೀಡಿ (@rahulnayakyn) January 15, 2018