The first ODI between India and New Zealand commenced at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad. India, batting first, got off to a flying start as openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill stitched their third fifty-plus score in the last four innings.
Soon after Rohit Sharma got out, Virat Kohli followed him to the pavilion. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill carried his red-hot form, as the 23-year-old scored his first 150+ score and his third ODI hundred.
Besides Shubman’s scintillating innings, Hardik Pandya’s dismissal was another instance that hogged the internet. Notably, Pandya was given out controversially. Here is the video of Hardik Pandya’s dismissal.
Looking at the replays, Pandya looked safe, but 3rd umpire’s decision stunned the fans. The viewers took to Twitter to blast the 3rd umpire.
Several users pointed out another instance from the match, where Tom Latham tried a similar trick but failed in his tactics.
Further, Ravichandran Ashwin also took to social media platforms to criticise the umpire’s decision. Here is Ashwin’s tweet.
Here are some of the fans’ reactions to the dismissal.
Pandya scored 28 off 38 balls, which included three fours.