Watch: Virat Kohli Advises KL Rahul to Get an IPL Contract after Hardik Pandya’s Heroics at Number 4
Ever since hitting Imad Wasim for three consecutive sixes in the Champions Trophy, Hardik Pandya has not looked back. The all-rounder has come of his age in recent times, consistently producing match-defining performances.
From scoring a whirlwind 76 in the finals of the Champions Trophy, starring in his debut Test series against Sri Lanka and most recently a match-winning 83-run knock in the first game of the ongoing series against Australia, Pandya has turned heads with his breathtaking performances.
Well, the 23-year-old has further enhanced his reputation as one of the exciting players in the world at the moment with yet another sizzling performance in the third One-Day International against Australia on Sunday (September 24).
Sent into bat at number four with the scoreboard reading a promising 147 for two in pursuit of 294, the all-rounder took the Australian attack to the cleaners again. Pandya slammed five fours, and four huge sixes en route to his 72-ball 78 runs knock, as India thrashed the world champions by five wickets to seal the series.
Pandya adjudged the Man of the Match for his decisive knock and India skipper rightly called the all-rounder the ‘man of the moment’. Kohli took to Twitter to post a video with the caption:
“Ladies and gentlemen, here is the man of the moment @hardikpandya7(Also @klrahul11 at the back)??? Great win, series clinched? #NumberOne☝️.”
The interview, meanwhile, turned out to be a hilarious one when KL Rahul decided to make his presence felt. It all began when Kohli asked Pandya how he felt batting at number four, and the latter expressed his delight to make the chance count.
In the meantime, Rahul, who failed at number four during the Sri Lanka series, decided to look at the duo from behind which Kohli noticed and could not stop his laughter before advising his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate to get an IPL contract.
Check out the video:
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 24, 2017
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