“A big thank you” – Hardik Pandya’s special message to the ground staff in Nagpur after 2nd T20I vs Australia

Hardik Pandya showered praise and gratitude on the ground staff at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur after the 2nd T20I between India and Australia. It came after India’s four-wicket win in a rain-limited encounter that saw them level the series.

On Twitter, Pandya thanked the ground staff for their efforts in getting the game going. A patient crowd that filled the venue to the rafters watched as the Men In Blue did their part to seal an emphatic victory.

Pandya captioned his post:

“A big thank you to the ground staff for all their efforts in making tonight’s game possible.”

Here’s a look at Pandya’s post for ground staff below:

A big thank you to the ground staff for all their efforts to make tonight’s game possible 🙏 🤗

Skipper Rohit Sharma also had words of praise for the ground staff. After his team’s victory, he said:

“I heard that they (ground crew) have been here since 1:30 p.m. They’ve been preparing the outfield ever since, so much credit goes to all management here. It is not easy. The conditions were not easy. So many people came to see the game, it was a full house so it was a big effort for them to get a game going.

Rohit and Axar revel in India’s four-wicket win in Nagpur

Although the weather in Nagpur was fine all day, rain on the eve of the competition resulted in a wet outfield, delaying the start of play. Eventually, an 8-over contest began as India beat Australia.

The visitors scored 90/5 in their allotted overs odds thanks to another stunning inning from Matthew Wade, who hit an unbeaten 20-ball 43. Axar Patel made the starting spin with the ball, winning over Glenn Maxwell and Tim David to return 2/13 of his two overs.

In response, it was Rohit who led the charge as the men in blue were always in control of the pursuit. Despite Adam Zampa’s three-wicket move, the hosts drove to a four-wicket win, with Rohit’s unbeaten 46 earning him Player of the Match honors.

The series now moves to Hyderabad for Sunday’s decider.


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Edited by Sai Krishna

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