Australia got off to a great start in the 3rd One Day International at Indore. Just when we felt that they would finally post a big total on the Board and throw a challenge to the Strong Battling Lineup they crumbled once again. From 224 for the loss of 1 wicket to 260 for the loss of 5. Hence they lost the momentum and could only manage 293- 6 in their allotted 50 overs, thanks to some great bowling by all the Indian bowlers.
India, on the other hand, got off to a great start with Rahane and Rohit going all guns blazing. They stitched together a wonderful 139 run partnership before Rohit Sharma played a loose shot and lost his wicket to Nathan Counter- Nile. In came Kohli and while India lost Rahane when the scoreboard showed 147, the Captain and the Coach decided to promote Hardik Pandya up the order instead of Manish Pandey as an experiment.
It surely turned out to be a masterstroke for India as Hardik turned out to be the highest run scorer for India on the day finishing with a well played 78 of just 72 balls. With a bit of help from Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey, India cruised home to a comfortable 5 wicket victory with more than 2 overs to spare.
The all-rounder also won the Man Of The Match Award considering he also bowled 10 wonderful overs at under 6 runs in an over while accounting for the big wicket of the dangerous David Warner. Post the series win the Indian Team was seen having a good time in the dressing room and deservingly so. While doing so, the Indian Captain Virat Kohli decided to post a video on his Twitter handle where he was seen interviewing the man of the moment, Hardik Pandya.
Source: Cricket Country
In this adorable video, with a lot of music playing in the background, Virat Kohli expresses his happiness on Hardik Pandya’s good run of form and while doing so also trolls Kl Rahul who could not take advantage of the same position when given an opportunity. We will leave the rest for you to watch rather than spoiling all the fun.
Cric Crak feels this is all in good spirit and is glad to see the ‘BrotherHood’ amongst the Men In Blue.