In the first ODI against Australia, Hardik Pandya enhanced his stature as a match-winning all-rounder. In his early days, Pandya was looked upon as a guy who would give those 30 quick runs and a wicket or two with his medium-pace. However, the manner in which he pulverized the Aussies on the field with both bat and ball (83 and 2/28) has raised the expectation levels – the allrounder that India had been missing may just be here.
His recent performances have earned him a lot of praise. Indian captain Virat Kohli also praised him for his fantastic performance and also compared him to England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes.
A Pakistani anchor Fazeela Saba too expressed her views regarding Hardik on Twitter. She mentioned that Pandya undoubtedly is the upcoming multitasked player in cricket but his comparison with Ben Stokes by Indian media seems unjustified.
However, her tweet didn’t go well with some of the Pandya fans and they trolled her just for a small mistake of misspelling the all-rounder’s name as she wrote ‘Pandy’ instead of Pandya.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions:
— Sai rasam (@sai_rasam) September 19, 2017
Its pandya not pandy, in limited overs cricket he can be compared to ben stokes,i think 2 Pakistan players know better what he is capable of
— Jerin George (@jeringeorge26) September 18, 2017
Pandy what the hell pandya madam first of all spelling seekho…And then criticise…
— Naveen Gavvala (@NGavvala) September 18, 2017
Some media houses were also after Fazeela for posting about Hardik, but she smartly shut them down in her other tweets.
Here is the tweet that Fazeela posted on the night of India’s victory over Australia: