SA v IND 2018: "Great spirit and grit got us over the line," says Hardik Pandya

Hardik performed well with the ball and in the field in fifth ODI.

Hardik Pandya with Bhuvneshwar Kumar | GETTY

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya turned into a hero after dismissing AB de Villiers for the second time in the series.

Pandya, who was having a tough game after a poor show with the bat, brought his fans a moment a joy after a brilliant performance with the ball and in the field during the 5th ODI between India and South Africa. 

The 24-year-old not only bowled well, he was outstanding in his fielding too. He picked up AB de Villiers and JP Duminy for cheap. However, his run-out of Hashim Amla was the real game-changing moment for India. A well set Amla was sent back on 71 as he was turning into a threat for the visitors, thanks to a direct hit from Pandya. 

Pandya in his tweet said great spirit and grit got them over the line. "History was made last night. Great spirit and grit got us over the line and now we keep marching ahead! @imVkohli @ajinkyarahane88," he wrote.

A 73-run win over the Proteas ensured India their first ever series victory on South African in ODI format. The Virat Kohli-led team has taken an unassailable 4-1 lead in the six-match ODI series.

Here is Pandya's tweet: 

 


By Sihyeu Singh - 14 Feb, 2018

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