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IRE vs IND: Hardik Pandya becomes first Indian captain to take wicket in T20 International

India’s national cricket team captain Hardik Pandya has become the first Indian captain to take a wicket in T20 International (T20I) cricket.

Hardik Pandya achieved the feat in the first match of the two-match T20I series against the Andrew Balbirnie-led Ireland national cricket team at Malahide, Dublin on Sunday, 26 June.

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Hardik Pandya. (Photo: Twitter)

Notably, Hardik Pandya is leading India for the first time in his career. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul from the team, he was given the responsibility of captaincy.

Hardik Pandya made his Indian Premier League debut as a captain in 2022 and has performed exceptionally well for his team, Gujarat Titans (GT). Also, he led the debutant Gujarat Titans (GT) to IPL 2022 victory.

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Hardik Pandya. (Photo: IPL)

Following his success in the Indian Premier League 2022, he was appointed as Rishabh Pant’s deputy for the five-match T20I series against South Africa, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

Hardik Pandya dismissed Paul Stirling in the first T20I, became the first Indian captain to take a wicket in T20Is

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Photo: IPL)

Hardik Pandya came in to bowl the second over of the match against Ireland and he managed to take a big wicket of star batsman Paul Stirling, who could only manage 4 runs off 5 balls.

Hardik bowled a slightly fuller length delivery just outside Sterling and the Ireland opener took an on-rise shot but the ball didn’t bounce as much as he expected and was only able to cut it with the bottom of the bat. Deepak Hooda, who runs it past mid-off for a catch.

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Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya today became the 9th T20I captain to lead the India national cricket team. Before Hardik, Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina and Rishabh Pant led India but none of the captains was able to take wickets in T20 Internationals.

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