Natasha Stankovic, wife of Indian superstar Hardik Pandya, reacted to him class harassment vs New Zealand has revolutionized the world of the Internet.
For non-professionals, the vice-captain was awarded to India in controversial circumstances In the first ODI in Hyderabad, which led to heavy criticism of the referee on social media.
The dreadful episode occurred in the home team’s 40-plus innings when Hardik Pandya went for a cut shot against New Zealand pacer Daryl Mitchell. But the 29-year-old cricketer mistimed his stroke and the ball went into the gloves of Tom Latham who was keeping wicket for the visitors. like a ball Faded after cataclysmsThe bails were forfeited and the New Zealanders appealed the dismissals.
As the on-field umpires were unsure if Hardik Pandya was out, they asked the third umpire to make the decision. KN Ananthapadmanabhan then considered multiple replays before declaring the Indian batsman out. This followed footage from various angles that seemed to suggest that it was Tom Lathan who kicked the bails out.
Once the decision was shown on the big screen, a shocked Hardik Pandya ran back to the ward.
The decision left Natasha Stankovic furious, who took to Instagram to share her reaction on the matter.
Natasa Stankovic wrote, “There was no bat involved, no ball was thrown. How is that done?”.
Soon after, the Serbian dancer/model’s post went viral on the popular video and photo-sharing platform.
Besides Natasha Stankovic, the former cricketers and Indian cricket fans were stunned after the decision of the umpire was made.
Former India coach Ravi Shastri, who was in the commentary at the time, believed the India player “wasn’t out”. “Oh, it’s been distributed! It’s been distributed!” Shastri said on a live TV broadcast.
“You should be really happy, because that, if you look again at where the keeper’s gloves are, and where the ball is as it goes over the stumps, it looks as if the ball was at least an inch, an inch-and-a-half above the stumps… obviously That ball looks over the bail. You can see it goes into the glove. There’s no red light, it’s just after that. There you go. From that angle you can see the glove is closer to the bails than the ball.”
India’s cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin also felt that Hardik Pandya had been sidetracked by the umpire whose call was clearly not fair to the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team.
“Forget about split screens and replays, the cut shot from Shubhman Gill proves why Hardik didn’t come out clear,” Ravichandran Ashwin wrote on Twitter.
Cricketer-turned-commentator Wasim Jaffar shared similar views and tweeted: “Hardik stole there”.
Meanwhile, Shibman Gill, who was at the end of the attack when the incident happened, also believed that Hardik Pandya was not present.
“As a non-striking batsman, I didn’t think the ball hit the stumps, even when I was watching the replay. Sometimes there’s a blind spot – you can’t really tell what happened. It would be a little weird if the ball was hit that way and the bail fell in the direction of the crease.”
“These bails are different. It’s a heavy bail and the stumps are a little bit different. But at the end of the day you have to go to the third official and respect his decision.
Back in the match, India scored a huge total of 349/5 on the board in their allotted 50 overs, courtesy of a double hundred from Shubman Gill, which eventually got out for 208 off 149 balls.
If Gill was India’s batsman hero, then New Zealand’s response was led by Michael Bracewell, who was equally good at unleashing chaos on Mohamed Shami and his mates.
At 110/5 the Black Caps looked down, but once Michael Bracewell got to the crease the whole complexion of the game changed fairly quickly.
During his knocking, Michael Bracewell dealt boundaries and sixes and brought up his hundred in just 57 balls. He then brought the Kiwis very close to victory with the 20 runs it took to win the final.
The left-handed batter then hit a six on the first ball of his fiftieth ball. However, his dream of taking New Zealand across the line fell through as Shardul Thakur took him out LBW, giving India a narrow 12-run victory over the team captained by Tom Latham.
After India managed to escape and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, Shubman Gill revealed that Ishan Kishan is one of his closest friends in the dressing room.
“He (Kishan) is one of my best mates. I was there when he scored in his ODI two hundred and it was special. It’s a nice feeling when you want to do something and he gets off regularly. Definitely a good feeling. It sank (double ton) really well. “Schopman said Jill “The match came a lot closer than I expected.”
“He (Kishan) ruins my whole pre-match routine because he won’t let me sleep. He doesn’t use earphones and watches the movie at full volume. Isko main gaali deke bolta hu bhai awaz kam kar le ya earphones laga le. Bolta hai ‘tou just room for me So rest hai hai. Meri marzi se chalega. Har roz ladai hoti hai. (I abuse him and tell him to lower the volume but he says it’s his room and the rules will be according to him. I fight with him every day.) This is my match before the match,” he added.