Umesh Yadav and Hardik Pandya picked up 3 wickets each to wreck New Zealand's top order while Virat Kohli scored yet another fifty to ensure an easy 6-wicket victory for India in the 1st ODI. Twitterati had a ball making fun of Hardik, Umesh, New Zealand's batting, and Dhoni's run-out (wait, what!).
Before we get to the bowlers
Dhoni's first game after his biopic release. He will be feeling the pressure of living up to Sushant Rajput's standards. #indvnz— cricBC (@cricBC) October 16, 2016
What is with these comparisons!
Indian commentators have already portrayed Pandya, Umesh and Axar as Kallis, Mcgrath and Vettori respectively with their commentary #IndvNZ— Shubh Aggar'Wall' (@shubh_chintak) October 16, 2016
When he surprised himself with the three wickets!
Harsh but true!
0, 17, 36, 4, 0, 32, 0...— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) October 16, 2016
Ross Taylor has been less than useless on this Indian tour. #IndvNZ
Well! What was that with the two wickets?
Kedar Jadhav on Hattrick. After seeing this even fish will get confidence to fly. 😂 #IndvNz— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 16, 2016
Kiwis top order be like!
Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) October 16, 2016
Spoke a bit too early though...
All professionals can learn from India's bowlers. If you're asked to work full day on Sunday, get the job done in quick time 😉 #IndvNZ— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) October 16, 2016
New Zealand doing their bit to conserve electricity by ensuring the match is over before the lights need to be turned on #IndvNZ— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 16, 2016
The Umesh we know!
Umesh takes a blinder and then drops a sitter. Classic Umesh. #indvsnz— Sonali Dhulap (@pillya) October 16, 2016
Umesh Yadav compensating for taking wickets by dropping catch. #IndvNz— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 16, 2016
Even Jadhav was in the attack before them!
Times have changed. This hasn't!
*The mandatory stand from lower order vs India* #INDvNZ— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) October 16, 2016
After Rahane hit two sixes in the same over
Rahane can never be Dravid, itne sixes toh Dravid EA Sports cricket mein bhi nahi maarta tha.— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) October 16, 2016
A rare moment in the history of cricket and the fans were definitely suprised...
Note the date, on 16th OCT 2016 Dhoni got run out. #IndvNz— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 16, 2016
I was alive when dhoni got run-out— Chikoo (@TweetErrant) October 16, 2016
Somebody had to say this...
After yet another beautiful cover-drive by Kohli enroute to his fifty
" Currently nobody plays me better than you my dear Virat Kohli " ~ Cover Drive— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 16, 2016
And Virender Sehwag applying the finishing touches...
Haazme ki goli, Rangon ki holi,— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 16, 2016
Aur batting me kohli
Poore India ko pasand hain