The mega clash of the World Cup 2023 began with an absolute bang as the home crowd was out there in huge numbers. Pakistan started off solidly while batting first before Hardik Pandya and Siraj put on a break in their innings. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya talked to the ball while going back to his bowling mark before taking Imam’s wicket.
The world of the internet was shocked after Hardik Pandya pulled off an amazing magic trick to dismiss well-settled Imam Ul Haq. Just after Imam smashed Pandya’s slightly wide outside-off delivery for a boundary Pandya said something to the ball going back to his runup.
Did Hardik Pandya use Black Magic to take Imam Ul Haq’s wicket?
Netizens have been saying a lot of things about the weird incident that took place in the gala game between India and Pakistan. The India all-rounder was getting talked for a lot of boundaries which forced him to try a unique trick in which he said something while holding the ball in front of his face.
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Surprisingly Hardik’s unusual trick paid off as he dismissed Imam on the very next delivery which was well outside off. The ball that got Imam’s wicket was worthy of going for a boundary as it was way outside off stump which the batsman could have easily sent to the boundary line.
However, Hardik’s, actions before bowling the ball grabbed the attention of social media users. It’s still a mystery what Hardik uttered to the ball and it will be Hardik himself who can tell what he did at that time.
Pakistan’s steady start in the high-pressure game against India
The men in blue have managed to put the shackles on Pakistan teams batting lineup which they haven’t been able to break until 30 overs. However, Pakistan did play good cricket through the first 30 overs despite India picking 3 wickets.
Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam also completed his first 50 against India in ODI cricket before he was castled by Siraj. On the other hand in form, Muhammad Rizwan also played a crucial hand before he was perished by Bumrah’s amazing change of pace.
Pakistan’s hopes are once again on Rizwan’s shoulder for a strong finish in the first innings as the wicket is pretty decent for batting.