Internet lauds Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya after duo helps India seal series against England

By: Sports Desk |

July 17, 2022 11:56:15 pm

India's Hardik Pandya, right, congratulates India's Rishabh Pant on his half century during the third one day international cricket match between England and India at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, England, Sunday, July 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

As the curtain fell on the India vs England series on Sunday, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant came out shining brightly in the 3rd ODI match at Manchester.

Chasing 260 runs, Pant scored his maiden ODI 100 as he remained unbeaten on 125 while his partner Pandya ably supported him with a well-made 71. Pandya was also the wrecker-in-chief of the England innings as his devastating spell of 4/24 restricted England to 259 runs.

While Pant will rightfully be under the spotlight due to his century, which he got by smashing 16 fours and two sixes in his sublime knock at Old Trafford, Hardik’s resilient knock should not be lost under the cacophony.

Twitter, however, erupted for both men as India sealed the series 2-1 as a plethora of reactions rained down from all corners of the internet.

The legendary Sachin Tendulkar was among the firsts to congratulate the duo on Twitter, writing, “Congratulations to #TeamIndia on winning the ODI series. Keep up the good work and continue this form. Special mention to @RishabhPant17 and @hardikpandya7 for a wonderful performance.”

Congratulations to #TeamIndia on winning the ODI series. Keep up the good work and continue this form. Special mention to @RishabhPant17 and @hardikpandya7 for a wonderful performance.
#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/TTaHwyGhzT

— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 17, 2022

“Looks like the 45 minute conversation made sense 😅!! Well played @RishabhPant17 that’s how you pace your ininings @hardikpandya7 great to watch,” tweeted Yuvraj Singh while Suresh Raina said, “Congratulations to #TeamIndia on putting up an incredible fight against England in the final ODI match. Outstanding partnership between @RishabhPant17 and @hardikpandya7. Kudos to the whole team.

Looks like the 45 minute conversation made sense 😅!! Well played @RishabhPant17 that’s how you pace your ininings @hardikpandya7 great to watch 💪 #indiavseng

— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 17, 2022

Congratulations to #TeamIndia on putting up an incredible fight against England in the final ODI match. Outstanding partnership between @RishabhPant17 and @hardikpandya7 . Kudos to the whole team 🇮🇳 #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/bc2q6ks109

— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 17, 2022

Dinesh Karthik also chipped in with a tweet which read, “Quality knock @RishabhPant17. In a series decider when it matters most @hardikpandya7 you are one of the best allrounders in the world right now. Period. Great work guys. Well done team india.”

Quality knock @RishabhPant17 . In a series decider when it matters most 💪💪💪@hardikpandya7 you are one of the best allrounders in the world right now . Period

Great work guys. Well done team india 💪♥️

— DK (@DineshKarthik) July 17, 2022

Virender Sehwag said, “Last match of a series and @RishabhPant17 playing brilliantly – this is a better love story than twilight. Incredible innings from an incredible player – with great support from Hardik and Jadeja.”

Last match of a series and @RishabhPant17 playing brilliantly – this is a better love story than twilight.

Incredible innings from an incredible player – with great support from Hardik and Jadeja.#IndvsEng pic.twitter.com/WRGMEFb3sA

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 17, 2022

More tweets lauding the duo were as follows:

What a cricketer @RishabhPant17 is .. Incredibly entertaining but also very smart .. #ENGvIND

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 17, 2022

This is one of the best ODI💯 under pressure on the English soil from an Indian batter, Considering series was on the line @RishabhPant17

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 17, 2022

हम जीत गए 💙@RishabhPant17 & @hardikpandya7's batting carnage helps 🇮🇳 seal a clinical win in the series decider 😎#OneFamily #ENGvIND @ICC pic.twitter.com/Ow2Djl17U7

— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 17, 2022

Rishabh Pant has a knack of producing his best innings under pressure. What a time to bring up his first ODI hundred. The move to have him at No. 4 has started paying off…

— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 17, 2022

Congratulations Team India on winning both the ODI and T20I series in England. @RishabhPant17 coming of age, @Jaspritbumrah93’s consistency, @hardikpandya7 in his elements and @ImRo45’s leadership have been outstanding throughout the white ball matches #EngvsInd 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/KlazCSrdMg

— Jay Shah (@JayShah) July 17, 2022

"72/4, pressure on Hardik and Pant."
Meanwhile @hardikpandya7 and @RishabhPant17: #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/LkDs5ZDNqG

— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 17, 2022

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India will next embark on a tour of West Indies from July 22 where they will play 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is

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