India’s star all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, has wreaked carnage in the ongoing DY Patil T20 Trophy by smashing yet another blistering ton against Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).
Pandya recently announced his return to the cricketing field by smacking a mammoth 105 off just 39, a few days back against CAG, where he hit 14 maximums and six fours.
This time around, it was the turn of BPCL to face the wrath of Pandya’s blade as he struck a whopping twenty hits over the ropes and six fours during his monumental unbeaten knock of 158, which came off just 55 deliveries.
Pandya’s phenomenal strike rate of 287.27 depicts the destruction he caused against the clueless BPCL bowlers while representing Reliance 1 (Mumbai Indians).
The Baroda all-rounder came into bat when his team was tottering at 10/2, losing the early wickets of Anmolpreet Singh and Shikhar Dhawan.
Adding a fruitful partnership with Saurabh Tiwary, Pandya laid a solid foundation for him to tee off in his trademark fashion. The 26-year-old reached the three-figure mark in just 39 balls.
India’s marquee all-rounder is currently on his comeback trail into international cricket after succumbing to a back injury. It was only a few months back that Pandya recuperated fully from his back surgery.
His knocks against CAG was closely monitored by Chairman of Selectors, MSK Prasad, who will be naming the squad for the South Africa ODI series.
For Indian cricket enthusiasts, there is no sight better than Pandya hitting the ball cleanly out of the park. Based on the couple of knocks he has played, it looks like MI superstar is intending to make a statement about him being ready and raring to go again at the international level.
Pandya will feature for Mumbai Indians in their bid to defend their IPL title, starting March 29, against old foes- Chennai Super Kings.