India defeated Pakistan by four wickets to start their T20 WC campaign on a good note. It looked difficult for India to achieve a win at one point. However, some fine performances eventually took India home. Hardik was one player who contributed well to the victory. After the game, remembering his father, Hardik Pandya became emotional. Here, we talk more about Hardik Pandya, who was in tears after India defeated Pakistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup.
A stunning victory for India
It is doing well under pressure that gives teams the confidence to excel in a big tournament like the T20 World Cup. India lost to Pakistan in the 2021 T20 WC and eventually got knocked out. They were in a similar situation on Sunday. However, holding their nerves, the likes of Virat Kohli got India home to a memorable victory.
Chasing 160, India was 31-4 at one point. However, Hardik Pandya and Virat stitched an impactful partnership and brought India back into the game. In the last over, things turned India’s way after Mohammad Nawaz bowled a no-ball. R Ashwin held his cool and scored the winning run to the joy of crores of fans.
Hardik Pandya gets emotional after India defeated Pakistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup
While the chase is memorable, it is important to note that India actually did well in the first innings to restrict the Pakistani batting unit to 159. Hardik Pandya had an important role to play here. He took 3 wickets giving away just 30 runs in his 4 overs. Later, he also made 40 runs which got India close to the target. It was a fine game by the all-rounder.
After the game, Hardik became emotional about his father. His father expired recently and Hardik always remembers him for his sacrifices for him and his family. Here is what he had to talk about his father:
— Chris H Bhinder (@BhinderChris_H) October 23, 2022
Hardik Pandya: Was only thinking about my dad. i have not cried about my dad. I love my son, but I don't know if I'll be able to do for him what my dad did for me. He moved cities for a six and a half year boy's dreams without knowing I'd get where I am today. So this is for him
— Lavanya 🎙️🎥👩🏻💻 (@lav_narayanan) October 23, 2022Advertisement