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FIFA World Cup 2018: Michal Pazdan turns saviour for Polish journalist – watch video

A video showing Poland defender Michal Pazdan save a journalist during their interview has gone viral on social media.

football Updated: Jun 11, 2018 18:01 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Poland's defender Michal Pazdan (R) became a social media sensation thanks to some quick thinking. (AFP)

Michal Pazdan may be one of the most experienced defenders in the Poland squad for the FIFA World Cup 2018, but the footballer has grabbed headlines ahead of the tournament for a completely different reason.

A video showing him save a journalist during their interview has gone viral on social media and his quick footwork has earned him the nickname of ‘kung fu’ among the Polish fans.

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TVP journalist Sylwia Dekiert was in conversation with the footballer when she was about to be hit by an errant light rod.

However, Pazdan showed quick thinking by catching the light with his leg and made sure that Dekiert did not suffer any kind of injury.

After emerging from the ordeal unscathed, Dekiert later offered her thanks to Pazdan on social media. “The best defender in the country. I have no doubt,” the TVP host tweeted.

Pazdan has 32 international caps till now and he will certainly be the first choice centre-back for the Poland football team in Russia.

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Lukasz Piszczek and Kamil Glik will be his likely partners at the heart of the Polish defence and although the focus is mostly on their star striker Robert Lewandowski, the defence will have to play a major role if they want to book their spot in the knockout stages of the tournament.

Poland are placed in Group H alongside Colombia, Japan and Senegal.

First Published: Jun 11, 2018 17:19 IST