In a colossal showdown at the 132,000-capacity Ahmedabad stadium, Rohit Sharma’s thunderous 86 and a spectacular bowling spectacle helped India “demolish” Pakistan by a whopping seven wickets in a World Cup clash that will be etched in history.
Amidst the thrilling match, a defining moment unfolded in the first innings when the all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, was spotted “whispering” to the cricket ball just moments before delivering a decisive blow to Imam-ul-Haq.
Opening up about this intriguing incident, Hardik Pandya revealed to Star Sports,
“I basically hurled abuses at myself to bowl a better length”
Pandya’s inner fire seemed to perform magic as he unleashed a delivery that bamboozled Imam, coaxing him into a shot that ultimately led to a game-changing edge. A brilliantly executed catch by Rahul cemented the pivotal wicket.
Pandya’s animated farewell to Imam, accentuated by a triumphant wave, ignited sparks of controversy among passionate Pakistani supporters. Murmurs even circulated, pondering whether Pandya had employed a touch of saliva on the ball, adding a thrilling layer of mystery to this epic battle.