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Hardik Pandya Had A Meeting With Amit Shah On New Year’s Eve
By CricShots - Dec 31, 2022 4:06 pm
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The Indian all-rounders, Hardik Pandya and his elder brother Krunal met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence on Saturday, the eve of the New Year. Hardik shared the pictures of the meeting on social media. Hardik thanked Home Minister Amit Shah for inviting them to his residence. The two brothers were seen sporting t-shirts and casual pants as they were engrossed in the conversation with Amit Shah.

Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya

Captioning the post, Hardik Pandya wrote: “Thank you for inviting us to spend invaluable time with you Honourable Home Minister Shri @amitshahofficial Ji. It was an honour and privilege to meet you”.


Hardik Pandya and Krunal are enjoying a break from competitive cricket. While the flamboyant all-rounder was partly given a break for the Bangladesh tour in December, Krunal last played competitive cricket for Baroda in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in November. Hardik will begin the New Year, by leading India in a 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka.

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The T20I series, starting January 3, will see the big stars missing in action as the BCCI selection committee did not pick the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hardik was named the captain of the T20I side and will be serving as Rohit’s deputy during the ODIs against Sri Lanka.

The BCCI top brass is reportedly mulling handing over captaincy of the limited-overs cricket to Hardik Pandya, who is expected to lead India at least in T20Is consistently in the New Year. Hardik sought time to respond to the top officials’ line of thought for white-ball captaincy.

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Hardik Pandya also led India in 6 T20I matches, making his debut as captain on India’s tour of Ireland in June. Pressure on Rohit has increased following India’s T20 World Cup semi-final defeat. Fitness issues have bogged Rohit down as the skipper missed 5 out of 7 Tests played by India in 2022, including the recent 2-0 win in Bangladesh.