India’s journey in the World Cup 2023 took an unexpected turn when Hardik Pandya, a key player, was ruled out of the tournament. He injured his ankle during a match against Bangladesh and, despite initial hopes of a quick recovery, it has been confirmed that he won’t be able to play in the remaining matches.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) revealed that the injury was more severe than initially thought. Hardik’s absence affects not only India’s batting lineup, where he excelled as a finisher but also their bowling options, as he provided an extra dimension to the team’s balance.
Who is going to replace Hardik Pandya?
To fill this void, Prasidh Krishna has been selected as his replacement. Prasidh has a solid track record, having taken 33 wickets in his international career. He recently made a successful return to the team after battling a year-long injury. Despite his impressive performance, it remains to be seen if he will get a chance to play, given India’s strong winning streak and Mohammed Shami’s outstanding performance, having taken 14 wickets in just three games.
Hardik Pandya Shared a Heartful Message on Instagram:
Tough to digest the fact that I will miss out on the remaining part of the World Cup. I’ll be with the team, in spirit, cheering them on every ball of every game. Thanks for all the wishes, the love, and the support has been incredible. This team is special and I’m sure we’ll make everyone proud. Love, always, HP ❤️🇮🇳
Fans Reaction on Hardik out from World Cup News
Fans were shocked after getting the news that Hardik Pandya will no longer be the part of current World Cup 2023. Some of them prayed for Hardik’s speedy recovery and some are good with the current playing eleven and don’t want any changes. Here are some Tweets from the fans:
What is your reaction to this? Are you ok with this replacement or do you think we need Hardik’s appearance in the coming World Cup matches?