One mistake in the letter would have resulted in a lifelong stigma, this is how Hardik saved his honour

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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Heinrich Klaasen scored 24 runs in Axar Patel's over. After which the match almost went out of India's control.Team India made a comeback and defeated South Africa.

New Delhi. Team India may have won the final of the T20 World Cup 2024 between India and South Africa, but this victory was not so easy for Rohit and company. Despite giving a huge target of 177 runs on this difficult pitch, Heinrich Klaasen's charismatic innings almost snatched the match from India. The reason for this was Axar Patel. This is because Klaasen thrashed Patel's overs. Axar gave 24 runs in the 15th over, after which the match seemed to be going in South Africa's bag.

South Africa needed 54 runs in the last 36 balls to win, but they needed only 30 runs in the last 30 balls to win. In such a situation, India lost its grip on the match due to a very bad over by Akshar Patel. The 16th over was bowled by Jaspreet Bumrah, in which four runs were scored. After this, in the very next over, captain Rohit Sharma also put Hardik Pandya on the bowling attack. Hardik dismissed Heinrich Klaasen on the very first ball. After which Team India came back in the match.

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Hardik saved Akshar's honor!
While batting, Akshar Patel scored 47 runs in 31 balls. However, while bowling, he put Team India in trouble. He gave 49 runs in his four overs at an economy of more than 12. Heinrich Klaasen tore Akshar's overs to shreds. Hardik Pandya ensured India's victory by dismissing Klaasen and David Miller in the last overs. If India had lost this match, Akshar Patel would have been considered guilty of the match. Hardik saved him from this stigma.

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