Why did Hardik Pandya stop Tilak Varma from scoring his half-century against West Indies?

When Hardik Pandya won the match for India by hitting a six, he was not the favorite of the whole country, but Tilak Varma stood firm at the other end by scoring 49 runs.
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CHANDIGARH, India - Aug. 10, 2023 - PRLog -- "You have to hang in there and finish the game. Not out makes all the difference." Hardik Pandya's words to Tilak Verma were caught on the stump mic as India cruised towards victory against the West Indies. Tilak, who was already proving to be the kind of 2023 for India, with scores of 39 and 51 in the previous games, was batting on 44 with India needing 12 off 23 to wrap up proceedings. Was. was best suited for. He had already hit 4 fours and a six, and looking at the way he was batting, it seemed that Tilak was following his captain's instructions to end the match with a second maximum.
Hardik gave full opportunity to Tilak to complete the work

When Rahul Dravid declared India's innings for 194 with Sachin Tendulkar during the famous Multan Test in 2004, The Wall gave the master blaster the required number of overs to complete his double century. But as time wore on and Sachin struggled to score the remaining six runs, Dravid was suddenly not everyone's favorite. Similarly, India still had 23 balls to spare when Hardik urged Tilak to hit the ball out of the park.

Nevertheless, Tilak's pace slowed during the subsequent six deliveries, necessitating strategy adjustments. The first ball of the over was adjudged wide, it was a short ball slightly outside leg which Tilak chased down but could not connect. Alzarri then produced a varied arsenal of slower balls, yorkers, half-volleys and length deliveries, but Tilak could only muster a single, a dot and a double. Tilak's time had disappeared from the radar as he almost made up the time gap. When Glory's shot went nowhere, Hardik, who had buffered Tilak, ran past Rovman Powell to get India over the line.

"The ball was exactly in Hardik's slot"

There is a significant difference between facing a bowler who bowls with a purpose and then facing a bowler who is just going with the pace. With two runs to defend on 14, Rovman Powell and his West Indies unit found that their thoughts were already turning to Lauderhill, Florida - where the final two chapters of this tour would be written. The inevitability of getting the game out of Powell's hands was clear, and with seven wickets remaining, even a miracle would not suffice. So what was the reaction of the West Indies captain? He hit a long layup just below Harden's striking zone.

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