Only Bapu can save this: Fans flood social media after Axar Patel scores quick runs at crucial juncture in T20WC’24 Final

South Africa are taking on India in the final of the  T20 World Cup 2024  at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday, June 29. The tournament has been nothing short of an entertainer for fans and cricket pundits alike, offering drama, thrillers as well as some controversies during the one-month long tournament in the USA and the West Indies.

But as the two top teams in India and South Africa took the field for the summit clash, it was Rohit Sharma & Co. who came out on top in the toss battle. After winning the toss, they elected to bat first. Although, the Men in Blue did not get the start they were expected as skipper Rohit Sharma departed early while  Virat Kohli scored crucial 14 runs off the first over

After Rohit Sharma departed having scored nine runs off five balls, Rishabh Pant too had a short stay in the middle. The top-ranked Indian batter in T20Is, Suryakumar Yadav also could not chip in with a big score as he was dismissed by a beauty from Heinrich Klaasen in the fifth over. After three quick wickets, Axar Patel was promoted up the order and steadied the innings.

This crucial inning from the Indian all-rounder got fans talking. Netizens hailed Axar of his crucial knock in the all-important match against South Africa. 

Here how fans reacted to Axar Patel’s inning:

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