Hardik Pandya shouts at Shikhar Dhawan: The Indian all-rounder was highly unimpressed with the opening batsman’s effort.
During the third ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya expressed his unhappiness at opening batsman after his poor throw aided the opposition to run an extra run.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 14th over when New Zealand middle-order batsman Ross Taylor mis-timed a pull off Pandya towards the deep midwicket region. Dhawan, who was fielding at deep square leg, ran around from his position to fetch the ball and throw it back.
2-45 from his full quota of 10 overs for Hardik Pandya. And an excellent catch. On the field, he has been sharp.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 28, 2019
That was a fielder’s wicket, absolutely stunning catch from Hardik Pandya. #NZvInd
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 28, 2019
Because the batsmen were not aiming to run an extra run, Dhawan could have passed the ball at either of the two ends. In an effort to do something uncalled for, Dhawan ended up throwing the ball right in the middle of the pitch without even looking at it.
The throw was so misdirected that India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who was backing up at the bowler’s end, had no chance whatsoever to stop Dhawan’s throw. As a result, it went past him and the batsmen ran another run.
Given the howler which Dhawan had made, Pandya ended up shouting “Come on!” from the non-striker’s end, something which any other bowler would have also said to the fielder for conceding an unnecessary run.
A stunner of a catch from @hardikpandya7 to dismiss the New Zealand Captain.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 28, 2019
CoA is still deliberating on when Hardik Pandya can be introduced into the attack #NZvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) January 28, 2019
At the toss in the morning, India included Pandya in Vijay Shankar’s place. The 25-year old all-rounder created an impact on the field by taking a stunner to dismiss New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
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