There were a number reasons behind the Indian cricket team’s defeat in the 1st of the 3 match T20 International series against New Zealand, but Hardik Pandya has highlighted one of them.
The Indian cricket team lost the match by 21 runs against the New Zealand cricket team. Batting first, New Zealand put on 176 runs on the board while the Indian team could only score 155 runs in the 20 overs.
After the defeat, the Indian captain Hardik Pandya told the media that they gave 25 runs more than the par score as the big reason behind the defeat.
Meanwhile, Twitterati thinks that this is somehow an indirect indication towards Arshdeep Singh, who gave away 51 runs, 26 of them came in the very last over of New Zealand inning.
Hardik Pandya said, "we ended up giving 25 runs more than the par total on that pitch".— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 28, 2023
Arshdeep to hardik : I want to put the team in tough situations— 𝐑 𝐈 𝐂 𝐊 𝐘 ✩ (@__rickyArjun) January 28, 2023Advertisement
Everyone almost blaming Arshdeep here, even hardik bowled with an economy of 11 something and scored 20 ball 21. He's equally to be blamed for the loss as anyone else— Harman 🇮🇳 (@Harman35673056) January 28, 2023
Arshdeep ka naam direct lo bhai https://t.co/TSgdvQ4My8— 𝓥𝓲𝓼𝓱𝓪𝓵 𝓙𝓪𝓲𝓷 (@vishjain61) January 28, 2023
We kya hota hai— A✨ (@awkwardhumanhu) January 28, 2023
Khud toh 33 run diye 3 over mein Bhai
What kind of a captain is he jo har bar bowlers par blame lagake nikal jata hai
Batting kitni Chu thi uska kya be https://t.co/r29TMkQcHo
Those who want Hardik as a captain after 1 fluke ipl season I'm sorry but you have 0 cricketing knowledge https://t.co/UKvGyQPJow— Rahat (@WhatttADragg) January 28, 2023