IND vs SL: This Sri Lankan player considers Hardik Pandya as a role model, got a special gift in return


New Delhi: Under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, the young team India, which defeated Sri Lanka 2-1 in the ODI series, won the first T20 match by 38 runs yesterday. Team India’s fast all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s performance on the Sri Lankan tour has not been good but he has still won the hearts of everyone.

Sri Lankan batsman called Hardik a role model

Sri Lanka’s Chamika Karunaratne considers star all-rounder Hardik Pandya as his role model. Karunaratne has posted a video on social media, in which Hardik Pandya has gifted him his bat. Karunaratne was looking very happy after receiving the bat from Hardik. He has written a caption by sharing the video.

He wrote, ‘I feel very proud to have got the bat from my role model Hardik Pandya in the T20 debut match. You are a wonderful person and you have won my heart with the work you have done. I will never be able to forget this day. May God’s grace be with you always.

Team India made the lead

Talking about this match, India beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs. Team India had given Sri Lanka a target of 165 runs while batting first. Chasing this target, the Sri Lankan team was reduced to 126 runs in 18.3 overs. With this, Team India has gone 1-0 ahead in the three-match series. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 4 wickets for India, while Deepak Chahar also took 2 wickets.


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