WATCH: Hardik Pandya acknowledges Wankhede Crowd after they chant his name during India’s Victory Celebration

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Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya is yet again the toast of the nation after his splendid performance in the T20 World Cup 2024. The 30-year-old was part of the Indian squad that had assembled in Wankhede Stadium. It was a great return for the all-rounder to the venue just a few months after he was booed. 

Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper, was in full praise for the efforts shown by Hardik Pandya in the final over of the T20 World Cup. The all-rounder gave away just 8 runs in the over, which also included the wicket of David Miller to help India seal their 2nd T20 World Cup. 

Once Rohit Sharma was heard lauding him, the entire Wankhede Stadium started to chant ‘Hardik..Hardik’. It took some time for Hardik to realize his name was being chanted. The star all-rounder then stood up and took the applause from the fans as there was a massive cheer. 

Rohit Sharma lauds Hardik Pandya’s composure 

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was seen lauding every member of the team and also praising Hardik Pandya. The 37-year-old, when asked about the final over by Hardik Pandya, said, “Hardik was bowling the final over for us. Hats off to him for bowling that over.”

Rohit Sharma also said, “You know, no matter how many runs you need, there is always so much pressure to bowl that over. But hat’s off to him”. It was at this moment the entire Wankhede Stadium stood up. 

The 37-year-old said, “This trophy is for the entire nation. Along with the players who have represented the country. We want to dedicate to our fans as they waited for 11 long years.”

The Indian skipper also said, “Mumbai never disappoints, we got a solid reception. On behalf of the team, we would like to thank the fans. I am very happy and very much relieved.”

It was a great end to the day as the Indian fans were out in the open braving the inclement weather. Rohit Sharma and the entire Indian squad then did a lap of honour and also danced for the fans to send them home happy. 

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