Cassian Baliarsingh

Rohit Sharma and Co had a positive start to the prestigious T20 World Cup after a terrific 60-run win against Bangladesh in the first warm-up match at the Nassau Country International Cricket Stadium, New York.

Rishabh Pant made a dashing entry to team India with a fine half-century. The wicketkeeper-batsman looked fiery and ready to battle in the upcoming matches in the Indian jersey. Fans were more than excited to see Pant back in Indian colours after a long time.

Moreover, Arshdeep Singh was terrific in his bowling and assured the Indian team that they were moving in the right direction by including him in the playing XI. India’s Mr. 360-degree Suryakumar Yadav too did well by scoring a massive 31 in just 18 balls.

However, it was India all-rounder Hardik Pandya who won the hearts of his fans. The Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper who struggled with his form during IPL struck a quirk-fire 23 ball 40 that was laced with four massive sixes and two fours. The highlight was his three straight sixes in a row against Tanvir Islam.

Cricket lovers are in all praise for the India all-rounder who is currently going through a low phase in his personal life amidst his divorce rumours with wife and actress Natasa Stankovic.

“WELL PLAYED, HARDIK PANDYA..!!! 40* (23) with 2 fours and 4 sixes - smashed 3 sixes in a row, great news for India just before the World Cup, in form Hardik will be a great asset for India. 🇮🇳,” commented a fan.

Another fan shared, “Great to see him genuinely happy after a long time...clutch performance loading soon.”

“Hardik Pandya got the most hate in IPL2024. Trust me, he will get all his respect back after WC,” commented another user.

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