Today’s match was played between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mohali. For the first time in IPL 2018, the captain opted for batting first after winning the toss. Yes, Ashwin won it and elected to bat first.
Punjab played a good innings and scored a whopping 193 runs. Chris Gayle scored 104 runs of just 63 deliveries. His wonderful total consisted of 11 sixes and 8 fours.
The total could have been chased easily, but Hyderabad lost the match by 15 runs. Everyone is blaming Manish Pandey for his selfish knock.
Manish scored highest runs i.e. 57 but he took 42 balls to do so. He played really slow which is why SRH lost the match. It didn’t look as if he was playing for making his team win.
Here’s how Twitter is trolling him left and right;
Pandey takes Single..!!
— The DUGOUT (@imBmodi7) April 19, 2018
— GSS.R (@gssr207) April 19, 2018
Excellent play by manish pandey playing test match in IPL and
Saha(warner) he scores less than 20runs in 4matches and he says that we can replace @davidwarner31
— Kesana saiPavan (@1998kesana) April 19, 2018
Miracles only happen if you try for them , Manish Pandey has played for his runs!
— Yuvraj Keswani (@YuvrajKeswani24) April 19, 2018
Reason for us to lose is Manish Pandey not having intent to hit big shots. I felt he was more inclined on ones and twos but should have taken few risks. May be Hooda staying there for few overs would have made a difference
— vandan (@tulsivandan) April 19, 2018
Em miracle ayya .Y Manish palying wast of 11cr for SRH. Y Jordan played today is the unlucky player. Please keep both of them rest for remaining game's
— manda srujan (@manda_srujan) April 19, 2018
Not with that pandey on the pitch. Hes not the kind of T20 player that wee needed.
— haneef (@haneefhan) April 19, 2018
— Provook (@topoprovo) April 19, 2018
Manish Pandey ko batao Bhai test match nae h… Selfish play from him today
— abhishek masand (@abhishekmasand) April 19, 2018
— BrainFaden Smith (@brainfadesmith) April 19, 2018
Manish Pandey shud be really ashamed of his innings today …If he showed some intent … this game could have been much more interesting than wat actually happenned … Never expected this type of innings from a player like him… DISSAPOINTED @im_manishpandey #KXIPvSRH
— Yash 😊🏏 (@YashR06) April 19, 2018
What do you have to say about this? Wasn’t it a selfish knock?