The much-anticipated final match ended up in a huge disappointment for Indian fans as Pakistan demolished the men-in-blue and won the match by 180 runs at The Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title.
The other victim of Pandya’s veiled criticism might be Jasprit Bumrah who claimed the wicket of Fakhar Zaman early in the innings, but on a no-ball.
As a result, Jadeja has been depicted as Kattappa in the famous “Kattappa killed Bahubali” image from the SS Rajamouli-directed Indian blockbuster movie “Bahubali”, while Hardik Pandya, stabbed from the back, is depicted as Amarendra Baahubali. Here’s how one Twitter user thought Jadeja’s and Pandya’s next meeting would begin.
Pandya took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the dismissal saying, “Hume to apno ne loota, gairo me kahan dumm tha (We were robbed by our own, rivals didn’t have such strength)”.
Pandya, who was the only batsman to resist against the deadly bowling attack of Pakistan, was eventually run out due to a miscommunication between himself and Ravindra Jadeja.
However, he later deleted his tweet.
He reached his 50 in just 32 balls to break Adam Gilchrist’s long-standing record for the fastest half-century in an ICC ODI Tournament final.
The right-handed all-rounder, who had shown some of his brilliance with the bat during the IPL 10 for his franchise Mumbai Indians, displayed some power hitting in his 43-ball 76.