Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya put in a stunning display of bowling and fielding as he made a return to the team after serving a suspension in relation to the Koffee with Karan controversy. First, a catch to dismiss Kane Williamson, then two precious wickets with the ball, Hardik didn’t just reaffirm his brilliant credentials but also produced a fine display of his mental solitude after being picked in the playing XI for the third ODI against New Zealand.
Soon after the Men in Blue secured their first ODI series triumph against New Zealand in their own home in 10 years, Pandya came up with a simple and solid ‘Thank you’ to show how grateful he is to make his return for the Men in Blue.
While New Zealand came up with a plan to counter India’s spin threat, Hardik bowled an extremely tidy and testing line to the Kiwis, helping the tourists keep the scoring rate under check. In his 10 overs, the 25-year-old bagged two important wickets of Henry Nicholls and Mitchell Santner while giving away 45 runs