Watch: Hardik Pandya castles Babar Azam with a dream delivery in IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023 Super Four clash
Hardik Pandya got Pakistan captain Babar Azam with a beautiful delivery.
Cricket, often referred to as the ‘gentleman’s game,’ is known for its moments of sheer brilliance and excitement. One such moment took place during a crucial match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan when Hardik Pandya’s in-swinging delivery dismissed the Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam.
After match being called-off due to rain and moved to the reserve day, stage was set for a high-voltage clash between India and Pakistan. India set a target of 357 to Pakistan. With Virat Kohli, KL Rahul both scoring centuries. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave India a brilliant start. Pakistan are batting on 44-2 with 11 overs being bowled, with rain interrupting the play. With Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan at the crease. The Pakistan team had high hopes for their captain, Babar, to stabilize the innings and set a challenging target for India.
Hardik Pandya’s magic delivery to get Babar Azam
Hardik Pandya took the ball in his hand, knowing that this moment could be a turning point. With his ability to swing the ball both ways, Pandya has been a consistent performer for India. In his first over, he pitched a delivery that was nothing short of a masterpiece a perfect in-swinger that started on off-stump and curved in sharply towards the batsman.
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Babar, known for his elegant strokeplay, was caught off guard by the late movement of the ball. In an attempt to drive, he left a gap between his bat and pad. Babar’s departure for just 10 runs at a crucial point was a massive blow to Pakistan.
Getting the best batsmen in ODI will be a great boost for Team India going forward in the game. Rain has again stopped the play.