Hardik Pandya is the new cricket sensation of the country. Taking the cricket world by a storm, he has been surprising everyone with his game, cricket fans and experts alike. The all-rounder won Man of the Match for displaying his skills at both batting and balling on Sunday during the first ODI of the five-match series India is playing against Australia. The cricketer even thanked his fans for their “love, support and positivity”.
Impressed by Pandya’s great show at the match, captain Virat Kohli praised him openly and wholeheartedly saying that Hardik Pandya’s knock was the game changer. In July as well, Kohli had appreciated Pandya and compared him to England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes. At that time, the Indian captain had said that if Pandya grows in confidence, he can bring great balance to the game for India, the way Ben Stokes does for England.
But all this praise and Pandya’s extraordinary performance in the ODI match against Australia perhaps did not go well with Pakistani sports journalist Fazeela Saba. The young woman recently took to Twitter to express her views about Pandya’s comparison to Ben Stokes and said that it was unjustified. Apparently, she is one of the few who is yet to be impressed by Hardik Pandya’s remarkable game.
Have a look at what she tweeted:
Pandy undoubtedly is the upcoming multitasked player in cricket but his comparison with Ben Stokes by Indian media seems unjustified
— Fazeela Saba (@FazeelaSaba1) September 18, 2017
Needless to say, she was trolled mercilessly by tweeple for two things – spelling Pandya’s name incorrectly and calling his comparison with Ben Stokes as unjustified. Here are some responses to her tweet:
Its pandya not pandy, in limited overs cricket he can be compared to ben stokes,i think 2 Pakistan players know better what he is capable of
— jerin george (@jeringeorge26) September 18, 2017
Yes..u r right fazeela..Pandya is much better than Stokes 😊
— DR. SOUMEN ROY (@DrSoumen777) September 19, 2017
This is your thought only mam. Hardik pandya is best allrounder than Ben stokes
— K.Senthil Karmegam (@SenthilKarmegam) September 19, 2017
Lolz..good idea to get publicity in India
— Vikas Meena (vicky) (@vicky14vikas) September 19, 2017
tm Pakistani ka jindgi Indian se comparison krte hi guzar jani hai 😂😁
— Rahul Yadav🇮🇳 (@imrahulyaadav) September 19, 2017
Are u totally out of it
I donno why everytime u poke ur nose in everything, Pandaya is faar better than stokes
— Priyanshu Mishra (@ppraina444) September 19, 2017
It’s Pandya not Pandy ! Lol 😀
— Yashwant Chauhan (@chauhanrajput19) September 19, 2017
And Ahmed sehjad compared to Virat is justified? Don’t try to be famous by giving controversial statements
— Gourab Ghosh (@ItzGourab) September 19, 2017