Team India captain Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Hardik Pandya helped India win over Pakistan in their series opener at the MCG on Sunday as well. However, both Rohit and Hardik were seen losing their temper in the 15th over of the game against Pakistan. They seemed pretty displeased as the ball hit the spider camera and because of that Pakistan batter, Shan Masood got saved from getting out.
However, Team India was in control at that time but Pakistan managed to post a decent total as well. After getting a great start from the pacers, specifically, Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya claimed three wickets each as well. However, in the 15th over, Hardik Pandya came running from the deep to take a simple catch but the ball never reached him as it hit the spider cam and eventually saved Masood from getting out as well. And, Team India looked frustrated with that as well.
Spider cam adds nothing to the game and just cost India a wicket. Farcical in a World Cup. Needs binning off promptly @icc #indvspakmatch #ICCT20WorldCup #ICCT20WorldCup2022 pic.twitter.com/IMMTXJcfsl
— Edd Oliver (@EddOliver1) October 23, 2022
After the win, India captain Rohit Sharma said, “I was in the dressing room. I don’t have any words left. You got to expect something like this in a game like this. We wanted to stay in the game for as long as possible. That crucial partnership was the game-changing moment for us. The pitch had something in it. There was nice carry. Some swing and seam. Good to see from the bowling perspective. They had a good partnership (Iftikhar and Masood) after that. They batted well towards the end as well. But we knew we had to bat out of our skin to chase this. Those two guys (Kohli and Pandya) are experienced. Staying calm and taking the game deep was very critical. Good for our confidence. Always crucial to get off the mark like this. We were in no position to win this. The way we won that’s more pleasing for us. Hats off to Virat for the way he batted, has to be the best innings he has played for India. I would like to thank everyone, it’s wonderful to see. Their support for us is very, very crucial wherever we go.”