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Former cricketers blast Hardik Pandya over lethargic run-out; fans troll him on Twitter

The Proteas could not believe their luck as the all-rounder walks back gutted after giving his wicket away cheaply.

Written by: Brett Ellis, New Delhi [ Published on: January 15, 2018 16:57 IST ]
Image Source : BCCI Hardik Pandya looks dejected after his dismissal against South Africa.

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya soon came under the radar after gifting his wicket to South Africa on the third day of the second Test at Centurion. It was just after Indian skipper Virat Kohli lifted his bat to celebrate his 21st Test century, the young all-rounder made an error which would not even be considered a rookie mistake. 

It was before lunch on day three when Pandya taps Philander's full ball towards mid and wanted a run immediately. Kohli who was at the non-striker's end shouted a huge 'NO' and was adamant with the decision. The all-rounder turns around and runs towards the wicket and isn't aware of the fact that a throw can come in and reaches the crease just as Philander is given the ball and knocks down the stumps at the striker's end. De Kock made an appeal and the review was taken upstairs. Shockingly Pandya was Ariel in the crease where neither his bat or his foot were on the ground. 

The Proteas could not believe their luck as the all-rounder walks back gutted after giving his wicket away cheaply. 

Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar who was sitting in the commentary box at the time described Pandya's run-out as 'unforgivable'. Sanjar Manjrekar who was present at the other side stated that Pandya's attitude was 'arrogant'. 

The fans took to Twitter to troll the Indian all-rounder and the results are hilarious. 

 
Kohli made his 150 against South Africa on the third day and becomes the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar and Cheteshwar Pujara to go past 150 in a Test in South Africa. India lost the first Test match at Newlands, Cape Town by 72 runs and will look to come back stronger after Kohli's brilliant knock could have acted as a motivational method for the rest of the players.

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