Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans lost their first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Monday against Sunrisers Hyderabad, while the skipper irritated throughout the match, and took it out on the other players if things didn’t go their way.
Match number 21 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 was played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans in Mumbai DY Patil Stadium.
Going into the match, Gujarat were the only team undefeated in the competition. Batting first, thanks to a brilliant batting display from captain Hardik Pandya and Abhinav Manohar guided Gujarat to a fighting total of 162 runs.
While chasing the target of 163 runs, Hyderabad played beautifully, adding an opening partnership of 64 runs. Throughout the match, captain Hardik Pandya was not happy with his team’s performance.
And there came a moment when we truly got to experience it. It was during the 13th over of the match when Kane Williamson hit Hardik for two back-to-back Sixes, and then on the last ball of the over, Rahul Tripathi hit the ball towards the deep third-man region, however, fielder Mohammed Shami thought it better to save the boundary instead of going for a catch.
After that, Hardik Pandya let out all of his frustration on Shami as he lashed out on him. However, Twitterati were not happy with his behaviour towards a more senior and frontline bowler of the team.
Check-out how Twitter reacted after Hardik Pandya lashes out his anger on Mohammed Shami.
Dear Hardik, you are a terrible captain. Stop taking it out on your teammates, particularly someone as senior as Shami. #IPL #IPL2022 #GTvsSRH pic.twitter.com/9yoLpslco7— Bodhisattva #DalitLivesMatter 🇮🇳🏳️🌈 (@insenroy) April 11, 2022
Hardik Pandya doesn’t deserve to be the Captain of any team one who doesn’t know how to speak to the team members and that too a senior player shouldn’t be the Captain you do not win all games Cricket is a gentleman game pls note @hardikpandya7— Idris Ahmad (@IdrisAhmad_47) April 11, 2022
@hardikpandya7 shouting at the #mohammedshami is disgraceful what Shami has done for #Indianteam is commendable and #Hardik has not even done half of it. #shameful #HardikPandya— Wolf (@Wolf_Vickbaghel) April 11, 2022
Can’t believe Hardik Pandya just insulted senior player and an Indian legend Mohd. Shami for not taking the risky catch and preferred to save the boundary. Hardik’s temper tantrums during tight situations have been outright cringe. #GTvsSRH #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/yAyMmFkRwS— glowred (@glowred) April 11, 2022
Hardik Pandya proves he is indeed the brother of Krunal Legend Pandya 🤦♂️#GTvSRH #SRHvGT #Shami #IPL2022 #IPL #TATAIPL2022 #kanewilliamson pic.twitter.com/sm6f6T5tea— procrastinator (@procrastinatr0) April 11, 2022
Hardik Pandya has to be one of the most classless person to play cricket.— UT (@pu_7082) April 11, 2022
he has shouted on miller,shami, nalkande till now.
such a crass sportsman.#SRHvGT
@hardikpandya7 Mr.pandya you should know how to respect our senior players.. Remember what u did with our legend Muhammad shami… Feeling Very sad to shami.. pic.twitter.com/Fh7ijuwhwx— Sunil kumar Singh (@Suniellydvv) April 12, 2022