Hardik Pandya was overjoyed to be back at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, the scene of his first IPL trophy victory in 2022 as captain of the Gujarat Titans.

But during the game against his former team dafabet, Hardik was the target of taunts and jeers from the Ahmedabad supporters. Following his unexpected selection to the Mumbai Indians in November of last year, Hardik was named the team’s captain for the 2024 Cricket League.

During the live event, West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara launched a cheeky jibe at the all-rounder that left commentators startled and created a stir among the crowd.

Mumbai betway sports chose to bowl first, and that was how Gujarat’s innings ended in the twelfth over. Despite the fact that there have been booing and jeers since the toss, former rummy cricketer Kevin Pietersen expressed his confusion about the crowd’s reaction, citing the fact that Hardik is both an IPL player and a member of the Indian cricket team.

“I have never seen Indian players in Ahmedabad be teased as much as they are teased about Hardik Pandya. This is not a typical occurrence,” he said.

“What can he do to win them back?” I wondered. was something Ian Bishop, the other person in the commentary box, could not get off his mind.

Pietersen and Bishop both started laughing when Lara, a West Indies cricket player, responded to the query with the amusing remark, “Play for India…the next time they play here.”