Hardik Pandya livid after he got out © Getty Images
Hardik Pandya livid after he got out © Getty Images

The Indian cricket fans have a habit of hoping against the hope. That is why, with half the side back in the hut inside 70 runs in the chase of 339 against Pakistan, the fans pinned their hopes on all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the dying stages. Staying true to his reputation, Pandya bludgeoned 76 runs of 43 balls, hitting 6 monstrous sixes. His striking was as clean as it could get, something which kept the Indian hopes alive. However, a freakish mix-up between Ravindra Jadeja and him ended his stay. Jadeja did not sacrifice his wicket for Pandya, who furiously left the ground, venting his anger all through the way. Full cricket scorecard: India vs Pakistan, Final at The Oval

It was absolutely fair on his part, the behaviour, for he thought he was in that zone and could have done something special yesterday, Virat Kohli later said in the post-match conference. However, those who know Hardik well, were not surprised with his behaviour anyways. The hard-hitting all-rounder is extremely expressive, and hence it was only natural of him to behave that way on Sunday after he got out in most unfortunate of fashions.

Hardik himself had revealed this side of his personality recently on one of the episodes of What The Duck 2 for Viu app. While talking to renowned stand-up comedian and cricket humorist Vikram Sathaye, Pandya had revealed he is the drama king of the Indian cricket team, as it comes naturally to him.

Pandya had said that is a part of his personality. He is an extremely expressive person and that reflects on the field while playing the game. He mentioned that he cannot hide his expressions. He is the same whether he is by himself or in front of people. He does things very openly without hiding from people. It is all automatic.

Surprised anyone, on his yesterday’s reaction, after reading this?