Indian Premier League, KKR vs MI: Hardik Pandya hits wicket on Twitter, trigger gets meme-fest
IPL 2020: Hardik Pandya uprooted the stumps against Kolkata Knight Riders with his own bat.© BCCI / IPL
Mumbai Indians made a brilliant batting performance against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma’s brilliant knock of 80 runs and Suryakumar Yadav’s 47 runs helped them reach 195 against KKR. Flamboyant all-rounder Hardik Pandya also had fireworks, caught Pat Cummins and piled on him for 15 runs in his third over. However, his batting performance was not merely an entertainment provided by Pandya. In the 19th over, Andre Russell made a comeback and bowled a wide, which Hardik Pandya decided to leave alone. However, he stood so deep in his crease, his bat hit the stumps, giving him bail.
As soon as Pandya was dismissed from 18 balls out of 13, social media was done and soon there was a flurry of memories about Pandya’s moment of misfortune.
From appearing in popular Indian TV shows to “self-reliance” (self-reliance), it all happened on Twitter.
Take a look for yourself:
– Aniket Sharma (@ theonlypandit20) September 23, 2020
Hardik Pandya after being dismissed by hit wicket pic.twitter.com/9ALhBv0N1n
– Tanishq (@ tanishq_4090) September 23, 2020
– Naman (@sharmaji) September 23, 2020
KKR bowlers are trying to take the wicket of Hardik Pandya
* Le Hardik Pandya pic.twitter.com/nN9sAHjBGp
– Raghav Pagare (@Raghavpagare are) September 23, 2020
* Hardik Pandya took wicket *
Meanwhile Russell who was bowling: pic.twitter.com/4fdHsOJGEN
– JATTSINHOOD (@jattsinhood) September 23, 2020
Fans watching Pandya’s wicket: pic.twitter.com/QD8rAgQ50U
– Omkar (@ Me0mkar) September 23, 2020
– Harshit Joshi (@joshiiharshit) September 23, 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a good start after captain Dinesh Karthik winning the toss and getting into the ground. Shivam Mavi also took the early wicket of Quinton de Kock.
But then Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock shared a 90-run partnership. Rohit and Hardik proceeded after Yadav’s departure, but a flurry of wickets meant MI could not reach the 200-run score.