Player reactions always make up for the funniest moments in sports. One such incident came to light in the ongoing third ODI between India and England with Hardik Pandya’s reaction. The reaction was recorded in the cameras during the 11th over of the game. Following a short-pitch delivery from Thangarasu Natarajan, the English all-rounder played a pull towards deep square leg, where Shikhar Dhawan’s safe hands pouched the ball. Ben Stokes’ wicket brought about a wave of joy across the Indian squad and happiness began with Dhawan showcasing his traditional celebration. Upon seeing this, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya burst into laughter and bowed in an amusing fashion.
Hardik had earlier dropped a sitter when Stokes offered him a simple catch off Bhuvneshwar’s bowling. The all-rounder must have felt relieved after seeing the back of the dangerous Ben Stokes and he bowed down in respect and relief after Dhawan took the catch safely.
Pandya’s priceless reaction to Dhawan’s catch
Following the dismissal of Stokes, Dhawan’s celebration as well as Pandya’s reaction caught the cameras’ attention. Here is a recorded video of the celebration as well as the reaction on it –
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And Dhawan’s celebration may really not be a surprise to many, however Hardik’s reaction certainly took the limelight. The video got viral on social media with fans having a good laugh, and it is only a matter of time before meme fest begins. Chasing India’s target of 329, the visitors lost 4 wickets and were 153/4 in 23 overs at the time of filing of this copy.