Rohit Sharma-led team India has been eliminated from the eighth edition of the 20-20 World Cup following an embarrassing defeat at the hands of England in the second semi-final of the tournament. Jos Buttler’s English team completely outmuscled the Indian team and won the match by a massive margin of 10 wickets.
Since this defeat against the three lions, the men in blue are continuously on the gaining end of harsh criticism from the cricket fans and some of the former cricketers as well.
Meanwhile, a few media reports have learned that the senior middle order in the current Indian team is not happy with the performance of the top order in the eighth edition of the 20-20 World Cup. Following these reports, some of Indian cricket fans have speculated that this reportedly unhappy batter is none other than the star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
Later on, the Indian fans also took to Twitter for reacting to these reports and speculations and looked quite assured that he is only Hardik Pandya who is unhappy with the outing of the top-order of India in the entire edition of the 20-20 World Cup 2022.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Someone from Indian middle order batter told that indian top order batter plays slow. (Video – Sports Tak) #T20WC2022 #RohitSharma #KLRahul #ViratKohli #HardikPandya #SuryakumarYadav pic.twitter.com/5JpWQ2711o
— LSG 🏏 (@PeterParker7194) November 12, 2022
Hope it came from @hardikpandya7 if you have to become ruthless leader, this is going to be a good head start for you 🔥👍 repeat what haryana hurricane did back in 1983.. #IndianCricketTeam #T20WorldCup https://t.co/UzI1sAwACM
— baskee (@VIJIBASKY) November 12, 2022
Hardik Pandya is on a mission to save Indian cricket https://t.co/LJaC6S5IwR
— Robin Saroy (@RobinSaroy2002) November 12, 2022
Hardik to claim what he deserves, T20I CAPTAINCY. HE’S GOT THAT WINNER MENTALITY 🏆 https://t.co/lFisP2afBZ
— Govind (@govincrazy) November 12, 2022
Hardik only probably.
Told yesterday only na, felt he’s the only guy with some balls. Hopefully translates into getting a squad he wants https://t.co/Xmegd4TWZT
— Mohit Katta (@MohitKattaC1733) November 12, 2022
According to sports Tak, a senior middle order batsman was upset with the slow starts given by openers in the World Cup. He said it in the meeting that it puts too much pressure on the middle order.
— India Fantasy (@india_fantasy) November 12, 2022
A report from Sports Tak, currently surfacing in the Indian cricketing circle understands that,
“A player from Team India’s middle-order kept saying every time after the match that you guys (top-order) are playing too slow at the top. As a result, there is a lot of pressure on the middle order. How many times will we be able to save the team?”
Speaking about the performance of the Indian top-order in the second semi-final against England, they could score only 38 runs in the first six overs of the powerplay. Eventually, the Indians managed to post only 168 runs for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 20 overs.