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IND vs USA: Hardik Pandya Reminded of IPL Boos; Told People Don’t Know Him

Noted Indian commentator Aakash Chopra praised Hardik Pandya for his great performance in the India vs Pakistan match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 on Sunday. Aakash Chopra also noted that Hardik Pandya has turned the boos of the fans into blessings at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Hardik Pandya, in particular, recently became a victim of criticism from fans during IPL 2024. The Indian all-rounder changed his team Gujarat Titans and returned to his former team Mumbai Indians. However, he also replaced Rohit Sharma as the captain of Mumbai Indians.

As a result, both Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians fans were upset with Pandya. GT fans were unhappy that Pandya gave up the captaincy of the team. MI fans could not digest the fact that Rohit Sharma was removed as MI captain in IPL 2024.

Later, when Pandya led the team, he was booed and criticised by the fans in the stadium. However, it seems like Pandya has won back their support with his decent performance for the Indian team in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

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The whole stadium shouts “Hardik, Hardik” in the match IND vs PAK: Aakash Chopra

Cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra has praised Hardik Pandya for his impressive performance during the India vs Pakistan match. In his YouTube show, Chopra said that fans who had earlier booed him cheered for Pandya in the stadium.

“Hardik Pandya – people booed him so much and how life changes. I saw the whole stadium chanting ‘Hardik, Hardik’ and there was so much love for him. Cricket is a great equalizer. If you play well, even the people who have insulted you will praise you. They will pray for your success,” said the 45-year-old.

Chopra, who represented India in 2003-04, also feels that Pandya has turned books into blessings with his outstanding form at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024

“I have learnt one thing: we Indians are very lucky. We have 1.4 million people and whoever follows cricket prays for you even if they don’t know you. That is the biggest blessing. And Hardik Pandya changed that too. He was outstanding,” added the former India opener.

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Pandya took 2 wickets for 24 against Pakistan

Hardik Pandya could only score 7 runs while batting and failed to score maximum runs in the final overs in India vs Pakistan. However, the right-arm seamer made a brilliant comeback while bowling.

Pandya bowled 4 overs and conceded only 24 runs in his outing, bowling an economy of 6.0. He also picked up 2 wickets by removing Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan, which dealt a heavy blow to Pakistan.

India defended their total of 119 runs by restricting Pakistan to just 113-7 in 20 overs. Jasprit Bumrah took 3 wickets and was adjudged the player of the match. Pandya also bowled superbly in the previous match against Ireland, taking 3 wickets for 27 runs in his 4 overs.

India have won two out of two matches in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 and are at the top of the points table of Group A. Pakistan, USA, Canada and Ireland are the other 4 teams in the same group. India will now face USA in their next encounter on Wednesday, June 12 in New York.

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