Ashish Nehra was unhappy with this decision of Hardik Pandya did not take single in last over dinesh karthik IND vs SA

On Thursday night, India suffered a 7-wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa in the first T20I. With this win, the visiting team has taken a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series. Batting first, India had posted a mammoth total of 211 runs, but due to the stormy innings of David Miller and van der Dusen, India could not defend the target of more than 200 for the first time in the history of T20 cricket. Apart from Ishan Kishan (76), Shreyas Iyer (36), Rishabh Pant (29) and Hardik Pandya (31) also helped India cross the 200 mark.

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Hardik Pandya played this innings with the help of two fours and three sixes in 12 balls, but Gujarat Titans coach Ashish Nehra was unhappy with one of his actions.

Actually, on the fifth ball of the last over, Hardik played a shot in the direction of deep mid-wicket, but he did not take a single run on this ball. However, Dinesh Karthik was present at the other end during that time. Ashish Nehra jokingly said on Hardik’s action that he should have taken a run because it was Dinesh Karthik at the other end and not me.

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Speaking to Cricbuzz, the former Indian fast bowler said “He (Hardik Pandya) should have taken a run in the last over, it was Dinesh Karthik at the other end and not me.”

Hardik has the ability to play any role

Apart from this, Ashish Nehra praised Hardik Pandya’s performance. He said that this all-rounder can bat at any number and he has the ability to play every role.

He said, “Pandya is the kind of player who can play all kinds of roles. He has the kind of batting skills. We have seen him do well in Tests and ODIs. The batting ability he has, he can do anything. Can bat down the order, be it No.3 or No.4. He was the captain of Gujarat and he contributed with the ball as well. That was a different role because before that he was not batting or bowling much. He is today Raat was seen in his old style but he has the ability to play any role.


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