The second match of the 3-match T20I series between India and New Zealand was played on Sunday, January 29th at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. In which, New Zealand Cricket Team’s Captain Mitchell Santner decided to bat first after winning the toss.
As a result of this, the Kiwi team’s star batsmen, Devon Conway and Finn Allen, made a sensational start. However, in the middle, Indian captain Hardik Pandya got a good chance to get Allen out with his ball. It is worth noting that Ishan Kishan was caught. After that, Hardik’s reaction is now being widely discussed.
During the third over of the New Zealand team’s innings was being played by Indian cricket team’s star all-rounder and captain Hardik Pandya. On the first ball of this over, Finn Allen was on strike. Allen wanted to hit Hardik’s ball out of the boundary. He tried to use a big shot, but Hardik’s accurate delivery did not allow him to time it properly
In such a situation, the ball took the edge of his bat and went towards the right hand of Ishant Kishan. Ishant tried to dive and catch the ball, but he failed to do so. After that, captain Hardik Pandya’s face fell. He looked visibly disappointed. Now, the whole incident is being widely shared on social media in the form of videos.
After Ishant Kishan missed the catch on the wicket, Hardik Pandya bowled the next ball and Finn Allen hit a six over the wicket behind. His shot added salt to the injury of the Indian team. Allen’s shot reminded Suryakumar Yadav of his own shot. This is because Suryakumar is known for making such shots. Also, before the end of the match, the Kiwi team had scored 22 runs on the loss of 1 wicket in 4.2 overs.