Pakistan defeated Team India in the finals and lifted the title of Champions Trophy for the first time in the history of the tournament. Though no one from the Indian side was able to make a big score, Hardik Pandya showed some skills and went on to smash 76 in just 43 balls. However later on, due to misunderstandings between him and Jadeja while taking a run, he fell prey to a run out.
After that, Pandya was seen swinging his bat in air in disappointment and it was clear that he was not happy with his dismissal because his knock had brought India in the game again and it was necessary for him to be on the crease.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli credited Pandya for his innings and said that he completely justified his presence with his performance throughout the tournament. “Everyone who plays for the country is committed to the team. He is passionate and he felt he was in the zone where he thought he could have done something special for the team today,” said Kohli talking about Hardik’s expression of disappointment after the run out.
India had to chase 339 runs to defend their title but their batting order collapsed early in the game. Hardik Pandya came to bat at five down and his 76 runs from 43 balls almost brought the Indian team back into the game.