Team India lost the first match against South Africa in Cape Town by 72 runs. The match and team’s poor performance depressed the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. However, he said that it will help the team to learn from their own mistakes.
Virat, while talking about India’s defeat blamed the Indian batsmen for not performing up to the mark. But among those who left Kohli upset, Pandya was the one who succeeded in impressing the skipper. Praising Pandya’s performance in the match, Kohli said:
“Hardik Pandya showed great character in the first innings to get us to that total. We needed if not one big partnership, then every wicket adding 30-35 runs. We needed to show more character with the bat, there is no question about it.”
However, there is a hater from Pakistan who was really sure that Pandya will give a poor performance during the match. On December 10, 2017, Ahmed had already predicted that Hardik is not going to do well in South Africa and will become a part of the list of failed cricketers.
Here’s what Ahmed tweeted about Pandya’s performance:
Harpic Pandya to get brutally exposed in SA & join the long list of failed Indian all-rounders such as RS Sodhi, Stuart Little Binny & Jogi Sharma.
— Ahmed (@azkhawaja1) December 10, 2017
Scoring 95 runs off 93 balls, Hardik did brilliantly well in the match. This made Pandya’s Indian fans hilariously troll Ahmed for his absolutely flop prediction. Here’s how Pandya’s fan brigade reacted:
Haan G phir Harpic nay kesa dia 😂Advertisement
— F. (@Fasi_AFC) January 6, 2018
pandya ne maar li
— Shalini Bhattacharya (@ShaliniBhattac9) January 6, 2018
Koi jaakar dhundhe usse pehle khud hi retweet kar diya waah 😂
— Swapnil Pande (@MaiKaaLOL) January 6, 2018
— शुद्ध हिन्दुस्तानी HMP व टीम मंदिर कार्यकर्ता (@HindustaniHMP) January 6, 2018
hello first teach how to take catches to your team
— Pranay9 (@Pranay953) January 7, 2018
Aab tum khud hi iss duniya 6oroge ? Or pandya ko bolu uske bat se tumhe escape velocity dene ki liye?
— sandip pal (@sandippal677) January 7, 2018
.bhai champions trophy ka Hal bhul gaya he Kya
— viralmakwana (@viralmakwana17) January 7, 2018
World cup se yaad aaya 6-0… Jaise b all rounders the hamare pas fir b tum logo ko world cup me patake kbi ni fodne diye aaj tak…..
— DEEPAK SARAF (@1frm90Migration) January 7, 2018
Who is this Nostradamus.? Does he know anything about cricket….
— RAJESH GUPTA (@rkg04) January 6, 2018
wow what a prediction…u should became astrologer of pakistan…u may get Kashmir in ur prediction 😂😂😂
— farhan sheikh (@farhans05000999) January 7, 2018
What weed are you on ? i’d like to have some!
— razorinstinct (@gigo_joseph) January 8, 2018
Looks like you remember Joginder Sharma for longer time than us.
Oh wait, Misbah c Sreesanth b Joginder 😂 how can u forget?
Btw fyi,he was never considered an all rounder
— Arrey kya yaar! (@joyanta_pati) December 10, 2017
When will these haters learn?