India’s third T20I victory over West Indies sparked a social media debate between Tilak Varma and Indian skipper Hardik Pandya. Pandya’s maximum hit led to anger among supporters, who argued that the Indian captain should have allowed Tilak to reach his half-century. Aakash Chopra argued that the captain should allow Tilak to reach the milestone. AB de Villiers responded to Harsha Bhogle’s tweet, stating that the debate surrounding Tilak Varma missing out on a 50 is puzzling. He argued that the 50s should not get included in one’s stats in T20 cricket.
AB de Villiers responds directly to Hardik Pandya’s six during the third T20I, leaving Tilak Varma stranded on 49
Hardik turned out heard telling Tilak to stay until the end of India’s run chase, which many on the internet thought made the Indian captain’s six even more odd.
Indian skipper’s final Six sparks controversy over internet
After India’s third T20I victory over West Indies on Tuesday, a minor social media squabble involving Tilak Varma and Indian skipper Hardik Pandya broke out. India needed only two runs to win the game from 14 deliveries, with Tilak batting on 49 and at the non-striker’s end. Hardik Pandya, facing Rovman Powell, hit a maximum off the penultimate delivery of the over to secure the victory, angering supporters on the internet.
Indian skipper should have allowed Tilak to reach his half-century
The Indian captain perhaps allowed Tilak to reach his half-century, according to many users. The 20-year-old left-hander has been India’s most reliable batsman to date in the tournament, and knowing that he made his series debut makes his contributions all the more impressive.
Tikal had an impressive series so far
Tilak added 39 and 51 runs to lead India in scoring in the first and second T20Is. In the third game, India needed a partnership to reestablish the innings after early strikes, so he had no problem taking second place to an on-song Suryakumar Yadav.
Aakash Chopra’s reaction
Aakash Chopra, a former India opener, asserted in a YouTube video that the captain needs to allow Tilak to reach the milestone because there were no Net Run Rate (NRR) calculations.
AB de Villiers’s Response to Harsha Bhogle’s Tweet
Amid the discussion, former South African captain AB de Villiers made his opinions known by responding to a tweet from broadcaster Harsha Bhogle. The tweet said, “I discover the debate surrounding Tilak Varma missing out on a 50 puzzling. There aren’t any landmarks in T20 cricket other than the exceptionally uncommon century. In a team-based sport, we are far too keen on individual success. In T20 cricket, I don’t think the 50s should get included in one’s stats. It doesn’t matter how many runs you make as long as they are executed promptly (avg and SR).”
De Villiers’s straightforward response was, “Thank you, thank you, thank you. Finally, a voice remains heard.”
The fourth and fifth Twenty20 Internationals of the series will get played in Lauderhill, Florida, where the action will now shift. India currently has a 1-2 deficit.