Hardik Pandya’s match-winning six sparks controversy as he denies a half-century opportunity to teammate Tilak Varma. Stump mic captures Pandya’s leadership, while Varma’s emergence prompts ODI World Cup considerations. Will selectors choose him?
Hardik Pandya Faces Criticism Despite Match-Winning Six
Last night in Guyana, Hardik Pandya’s six that secured victory stirred controversy as he faced backlash for denying a potential half-century to teammate Tilak Varma. Despite India’s seven-wicket win and continued series participation, criticism mounted.
Stump Mic Reveals Pandya’s Leadership
An interesting exchange between Pandya and Varma was caught on the stump mic. Pandya encouraged Varma to finish the game, recognizing the significance of the number of balls faced in making a difference.
Pandya’s Winning Hit
With Varma’s five runs off the next five balls and Pandya at 12 off 12, Pandya’s slower-ball swing produced a towering six. While Pandya initially aimed for Varma to hit the winning runs, circumstances shifted his approach.
Emergence of Tilak Varma
Tilak Varma has quickly gained popularity among fans and is being considered for India’s ODI World Cup squad. His impressive performances, including outshining more established players, highlight his potential.
Selectors’ Decision Looms
With India’s middle-order uncertainty, the spotlight turns to whether selectors will choose Varma for future matches. His consistent and fearless play, combined with his adaptability and form, make him a strong candidate.