Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya was seen practicing in the nets for team India’s next clash, yesterday. The team was practicing for their high-octane game with New Zealand after Pakistan took over India in the opening match on 24th October Sunday it became indispensable for them to get prepared for their best performance.
The Indian pacer is now fit after the surgery took place for his spine injury in 2019, he was practicing in the nets under the supervision of Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Former captain MS Dhoni and Indian team coach Ravi Shastri. The session continued for 20mins. Where the bowler was seen practicing the bowls likely to that of Shardul and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Indian skipper and coaches between the matches were still searching for their No.6th bowler since Pandya is fit, this good news can add some more strength to the Indian skipper Kohli. Now his boys can freely bat and bowl against the Kiwis and show their real game.
The team’s selection was questioned several times during the squad announcements but since Pakistan’s historic win against India took place, it becomes compulsory for undergoing some changes in the squad. No team is final till it’s the final day should be the ultimate goal for India now.
It’s high time for the Indian squad to show their game so that they can’t go underrated like other big teams who displayed their power once.
India will bounce back even stronger in the next clash with New Zealand that will take place on Sunday 31st, at 7:30 pm(IST).
Shoaib Akhtar faced some brutal insult over National TV after Pakistan- New Zealand match on 26th October. Who knew India-Pakistan would bring such controversies after Pakistan’s win over India.
An ugly spat was witnessed during a show on National TV where Dr. Nauman Niaz the host of a talk show gave the Pakistan pacer a taste of his own medicine and asked Shoaib Akhtar to leave the show.
In an insulting way, the host straightaway told Akhtar to leave, to which after getting way too much embarrassed Akhtar decided to leave the show and resign from his post as cricket analyst. The bowler even tried saving everyone from the situation but all in vain.
After the show the angry speedster stated his side:
“Multiple clips are circulating on social media so I thought I should clarify. Dr. Nauman was obnoxious (sic) and rude when he asked me to leave the show. It was embarrassing, especially when you have legends like Sir Vivian Richards and David Gower sitting on the set with some of my contemporaries and seniors and millions watching.”
After the on-show ugly spat, Akhtar explained his side and said that he tried mending the situation but still the host was determined to insult the Pakistan bowler over national TV and in front of everyone. Shoaib added:
“I tried to save everyone from embarrassment by saying I was pulling Dr. Noman’s leg with this mutual understanding that dr noman will also politely apologize and we would move on with the show, which he refused to do. I tied to repair the damage within the program but he didn’t say sorry to me. Then I had no other choice.”
Akhtar left the show and resigned from the post too. By putting off his mike he walked away which left the others in utter shock.