Hardik Pandya Names His All-Time IPL XI; Snubs Rohit Sharma As The Captain

Hardik Pandya Names His All-Time IPL XI; Snubs Rohit Sharma As The Captain

Rohit Sharma Hardik Pandya
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Indian’s flamboyant all-rounder Hardik Pandya has named his all-time IPL XI in a recent interaction with Cricbuzz. Interestingly, the three-time champion with Mumbai Indians under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy has snubbed off Rohit as the captain of the team.

Recently, Hardik Pandya announced the news of his marriage and also his partner being pregnant with a child. Hardik has been spending time with his family during this quarantine period, and it has been a good time for him personally.

Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic
Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic Image Credits: Instagram

Now, in a recent interaction with Cricbuzz, Hardik has made some interesting choices and revelations when asked about his all-time IPL XI.

Hardik Pandya Names His All-Time IPL XI

Hardik went for Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma as his openers. Virat Kohli, IPL’s leading run-getter, was allowed the No. 3 spot as Suresh Raina, who has made the bulk of his runs at the same position and is reckoned as Mr IPL, was handed the No. 5. AB de Villiers, Dhoni and Hardik made up for the rest of the batting order.

MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya
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Hardik went for Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah to lead his fast bowling unit. Rashid Khan and Sunil Narine handle the spin department in Hardik Pandya’s all-time IPL XI.

Here’s Hardik Pandya’s all-time IPL XI: Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Hardik Pandya, Sunil Narine, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.

Hardik Pandya Vouched For IPL 2020 To Take Place Behind Closed Doors

Pandya shared his thoughts on cricket games being held behind closed doors in empty stadiums. Hardik Pandya stated that he had played Ranji Trophy games behind closed doors and it might prove to be a smart idea for going ahead with this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).

Hardik Pandya, Mumbai Indians, IPL 2020
Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

IPL 2020 was slated to start from March 29 this year. But, due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic in India, the tournament has been suspended indefinitely. Now, with the delay advancing, franchises are in huge bother that the tournament might get cancelled permanently. It has led to a possibility to go ahead with the tournament behind closed doors.

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