Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav showed a glimpse of the bromance that exists between them during the team huddle just before the start of India vs England game in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. It is a known factor that the current Indian teammates share a great camaraderie between themselves and have often been spotted playing PUBG games or visiting places together. This was another such moment when the audience was treated to a glimpse of how are the relationships between different players in the Indian cricket team.
The moment came when team India had gathered in a huddle just before the first delivery of the match was bowled. In a video shared on social media, it showed that Hardik Pandya was rubbing his hands on Kedar Jadhav’s behind the back of KL Rahul, who was standing between them. Pandya perhaps was feeling cold as he was also sporting a half-sweater and maybe was trying to warm his hands before the encounter began.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul – behind whose back all this was going on – had no idea of it and was fully concentrating on the words of skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli was seen speaking to the boys in the huddle before they spread on the field. Both Pandya and Jadhav have been an integral part of India’s limited-overs set-up and will hope to contribute as India chase their sixth straight victory in CWC 2019.
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Pandya, having warmed his hands, came to bowl in the 11th over of the innings and nearly had a wicket. But both the umpire and wicket-keeper failed to notice the faint-edge Jason Roy had gloved in the third delivery of the over. England were going great at that period piling runs off every Indian bowler and therefore a wicket at that stage would have been crucial for India.
India are the only unbeaten side so far in the 2019 World Cup and have won five of their six matches so far. Their game against New Zealand was abandoned due to rain. England meanwhile are in a must-win situation after consecutive defeats to Sri Lanka and reigning champions Australia. They have to win both of their remaining two league games to assure themselves a semi-final berth.