It was a day full of drama for India’s all rounder Hardik Pandya. The batsman was smashed on his helmet when he was at the crease on the non-striker’s end along with tail-ender Bhuvneshwar Kumar on strike. Bhuvi managed to strike one ball with great force and it was definitely headed for a 6 or at least a 4, but unfortunately, Pandya was in its line. The ball hit the him on his helmet just where his temple would be. It floored him instantly. Hardik remained on the ground even as concerned Aussie players gathered around him. Both Indian and Australian camps were seen concerned after Pandya took the blow. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s blasting smash came off pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile’s bowling. Australian skipper Steve Smith immediately signaled for medical help towards Indian dressing room. However, after spending some 4-5 minutes on ground, Pandya got back up and shook his head clear to get back to the game.
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Hardik Pandya ☠☠
— Raj (@rajivv1390) September 21, 2017
Earlier, in another drama like situation, a no-ball triggered confusion in the second India-Australia ODI here when the visiting side claimed Hardik Pandya’s wicket in a dead ball situation, turned down by the on-field umpires. The Indian all-rounder was batting on a personal score of 19 when his mis-hit off a waist-high full-toss went straight into Steve Smith’s hands at cover. By then it had started raining and Pandya, without realising that it was a no ball, started walking back to the dressing room.
At this moment, Smith saw a run out opportunity and threw the ball to bowler Kane Richardson, who dislodged the bails with Pandya nowhere in sight. The Australian players, including skipper Steve Smith, appealed for a run-out. However, the on field umpires, after some deliberation, decided the ball was dead by the time the visiting team claimed a run out.