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‘Just a boy from Baroda’: Hardik Pandya’s dream comes true with T20 WC win

‘Just a boy from Baroda’: Hardik Pandya’s dream comes true with T20 WC win

Pandya's story exemplifies the power of perseverance and dedication.

Hardik Pandya’s social media post after India’s thrilling T20 World Cup victory wasn’t just a celebration, it was a culmination of a dream journey – a journey “from Baroda living his dream,” as Pandya himself wrote on X.

India’s win against South Africa in the final wasn’t just a collective triumph, it was a moment of personal redemption for Hardik Pandya. The all-rounder has consistently proven himself to be India’s go-to man in crunch situations, and Saturday’s final was no different.

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Hardik Pandya all-round heroics

Hardik Pandya‘s impact went beyond just his bowling figures. He struck a crucial blow early on, dismissing the dangerous Heinrich Klaasen with a clever slower ball. This dismissal triggered a South African batting collapse, putting India firmly in control.

With the match hanging in the balance in the final over, Pandya, under immense pressure, shouldered the responsibility of bowling the last six deliveries. South Africa needed 16 runs to win, but Pandya held his nerve. He conceded just 8 runs and picked up two crucial wickets, including the all-important dismissal of David Miller courtesy of a sensational catch by Suryakumar Yadav.

Dream realised for India star

Hardik Pandya’s emotional post on X captured the essence of his journey. “Just a boy from Baroda living his dream and grateful for everything that’s come his way. Cannot ask for anything more. Playing for my country will always be the greatest honour,” he wrote.

Pandya’s story exemplifies the power of perseverance and dedication. His stellar performance in the T20 World Cup final not only sealed India’s victory but also cemented his place as a true champion.

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