The Indian cricket team had to face defeat in the first match of the five-match series against South Africa. The Indian cricket team batted well in this match but the bowlers could not perform well and India had to face defeat by 7 wickets.
In this match, the innings of David Miller and Russi van der Dusse, who were the heroes of victory for South Africa, won the huge target of 212 runs by India with five balls to spare. The bowling of the Indian team was a flop in this match.
The performance of the batsmen was a good point for India. Ishan Kishan and Rituraj Gaikwad got India off to a good start. Iyer and Pant played the middle order while Pandya played a good role of finisher. But a decision taken by Hardik Pandya in yesterday’s match has become a topic of discussion among the fans.
In fact, in yesterday’s match, on the fifth ball of the last over, Hardik Pandya refused to give strike for the last ball to Dinesh Karthik, who is coming with a great performance in the IPL. Although Pandya also scored 31 runs in 12 balls but Dinesh Karthik felt wrong for not giving strike for the last ball.
On this, Ashish Nehra, coach of Pandya’s IPL team Gujarat Titans, while saying a big thing, called Hardik’s decision wrong. Ashish Nehra jokingly said about it that “Hardik should have taken a single off that ball because Dinesh Karthik was standing on the other side, not me.”