Indian cricket all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, was seen wiping his tears during the national anthem before the start of the first T20I against West Indies. The emotional moment has captured the attention of fans and has gone viral on social media.
Leading the Team Amidst Controversy
Hardik Pandya led the Indian side as the selectors decided to overlook star players Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. With the responsibility of captaining the team, Pandya’s emotions surfaced during the rendition of the national anthem, leaving fans touched by his dedication and patriotism.
The Match and West Indies’ Victory
The T20I series began with a close contest, resulting in West Indies securing a 4-run victory over India. The home team posted a total of 149/6 in their 20 overs, while India managed to reach 145/9, falling short by just four runs. The match was held at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad.
Hardik’s Leadership and Emotional Struggle
Notably, Hardik Pandya had also led the team in the second and third ODIs when Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were rested. His commitment to the team and emotional display during the national anthem have resonated with cricket fans worldwide.
Next T20I and Series Recap
The second T20I between India and West Indies is scheduled for August 6 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. India aims to bounce back and level the series after winning the Test series 1-0 and clinching the ODI series 2-1.
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