Ind vs Wi: Hardik Pandya's last-ball six sparks controversy; selfish act denying Tilak Varma half-century triggers debate
India stayed in the five-game series by beating West Indies by 7 wickets in the third T20I at Guyana's Providence Stadium. West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first. They scored 159/5, which was the best score of the series so far.
However, India reached their goal with 13 balls to spare due to a great effort from Suryakumar Yadav. But besides Suryakumar's 83 off 44 balls, Tilak Varma also played well, but it was disappointed for a young player to be left unbeaten on 49.
India only needed two runs to win, and there were still more than two overs left. The left-handed player, who was playing his third T20I, was close to a fifty, and everyone in the commentary box thought the India captain would let him get there.
But Hardik had other plans. Instead, he hit a six to end the game in style. Even though it didn't change the outcome, Varma missed out on a chance to add to his score, which would have been his second fifty in as many games.
After Pandya's winning shot, social media has been full of different comments, and many fans aren't happy with the way he ended the game. Some people have even called him selfish.