Taking to Instagram, Hardik wrote: “I have to say you are a true magician @aalimhakim .. I so loved it👌🏻”
While Hardik has been a regular in the team in recent times and has put in crucial performances with both bat and ball, the team missed his services in the lone T20I they played in the West Indies. Not just his lower-order hitting prowess, but also his skills with the ball was missed as India lost the game. Evin Lewis once again turned out to be India's nemesis in the shortest format with yet another magnificent hundred in West Indies' comfortable nine wicket victory against India in the one-off T20.
Chasing a competitive target of 191, Lewis smashed his way to an unbeaten 125 off 62 balls with as many as 12 sixes and six fours as the reigning World T20 champions knocked off the runs in only 18.3 overs. It turned out to be a forgettable day for the bowling unit after a sub-par total on a batting belter as Lewis notched up the highest individual score by a West Indies batsman surpassing Chris Gayle.
First Published: July 17, 2017, 10:47 AM IST