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MELBOURNE: All-round brilliant India Hardik Pandya on Sunday becomes emotional, recalling how his late father moved cities to fulfill a young boy’s dream of selling airline tickets.
If Virat kohli (82 not out) stole the limelight with his incredible strike in India’s four wicket win over Pakistan in their match T20 World Cup Opening the scoring, all-star Hardik (40 years old) was the perfect ally as the team recovered from a bad start to their victory.
“I just think about my dad. I never cried about him. I love my son, but I don’t know if I can do for him what my dad did for me. He moved cities because A six-and-a-half year old boy’s dreams that he didn’t know he would reach where he is today. So this is for him,” Hardik said on Star Sports.

“I will be forever grateful. If he hadn’t given me a chance, I wouldn’t be standing here. He sacrificed a lot, moved to another city to be with his kids. Then they I was only 6 years old, and he changed the whole city and his whole business. It was a big thing,” added a tearful Hardik.

Kohli produced a memorable 82-match unbeaten run to sustain a 160-game chase that turned tough after India were left behind 31 to 4. While Hardik, the most important cog in the wheel India’s T20, hit 40 of 37 balls in a 113 partnership for the fifth column.

While the all-rounder was not at his best, Hardik, who also picked up three brackets with the ball in a spell earlier in the day, played a key role in helping Kohli play on his own. at the other end.

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