scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Saturday, August 13, 2022

Hardik Pandya gifts bat to Ireland’s Harry Tector after 1st T20I

Pandya lauded the 22-year-old, who scored a blistering 64 off 33 balls, saying that he has the ability to play not just in the IPL but in all the leagues around the world.

By: Sports Desk |
June 27, 2022 6:20:34 pm
Hardik Pandya gifts Harry Tector a bat following the latter's impressive display against India. (Twitter/Screengrab)

India captain Hardik Pandya gifted Ireland’s Harry Tector a bat following the latter’s impressive display in the rain-interrupted 1st T20I between India and Ireland.

Pandya lauded the 22-year-old, who scored a blistering 64 off 33 balls, saying that he has the ability to play not just in the IPL but in all the leagues around the world.

“He played some fantastic shots, and obviously, he’s 22, I’ve given him a bat as well, so maybe he can score some more sixes and maybe get an IPL contract, and I wish him luck. Just look after him well, give him the right guidance. It’s not always about cricket; it’s about understanding your whole lifestyle and what is there at stake. If you can manage that, I’m sure he’s going to be around – not just in IPL, in all the leagues in the world,” the Indian skipper said.

Last year, Pandya had also gifted a bat to Sri Lanka’s Chamika Karunaratne.

The Sri Lankan player shared a post on Instagram captioned, “Absolutely honoured to have received a bat from my role model @hardikpandya93 , on my T20 debut. You are an amazing human being and I am truly touched by your thoughtful gesture. I’ll never forget this day. May God bless you always!”

In Sunday’s match, India beat Ireland by seven wickets with Harry Tector slamming a 33-ball 64 laced with six boundaries and three sixes to single-handedly lift Ireland from 22 for three to past the 100-mark after rain reduced the match to a 12-over a side contest.

Subscriber Only Stories
What three letters, part of the Lahore Conspiracy Case, will be part of a...Premium
Seven decades since Independence, it’s high time our films reflecte...Premium
India still fails its women, 75 years after IndependencePremium
Cricket chases the American dreamPremium

India then returned to overhaul the target in 9.2 overs, scoring 111 for three, riding on Deepak Hooda’s unbeaten 29-ball 47. Ishan Kishan (26 off 11 balls) and Hardik Pandya (24 off 12 balls) also chipped in with useful contributions. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/16 in 3 overs) and Yuzvendra Chahal (1/11 in 3 overs) were the stand out bowlers.

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 27-06-2022 at 06:20:34 pm

Featured Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement