Since the retirement of the legendary Kapil Dev, Team India has found themselves short of a good fast-bowling all-rounder. He had set the standards unbelievably high as none of the players have managed to match them. Current India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has shown some glimpse. Kapil himself had praised the all-rounder when he produced a counter-attacking knock in the recently concluded Test series against South Africa.
Pandya was firstly seen in the IPL when he was picked by Mumbai Indians (MI). Pandya showed a lot of valor in his first season of the IPL itself with his powerful hitting abilities. He won a number of games for his franchise side who eventually had retained the player during the retention program for the 11th edition of the IPL.
Nita Ambani, the owner for MI recently talked about the Pandya brothers in the Indian Today conclave in Mumbai. She said that the two brothers have come a long way now. She mentioned how the two defied all the odds to reach where they have reached, despite coming from a humble background. She while speaking mentioned how the two of them would travel a long distance to play a game so that they can earn some money. She said that the two would even travel without tickets as they had no money to buy tickets.
Mrs. Ambani also mentioned how Mumbai Indians tracked Hardik and later selected him for the Mumbai Indians team during her speech at India Today conclave. He took to Instagram to thank Nita Ambani and the whole Ambani family for standing strongly behind the two brothers in their tough times. Pandya also thanked Mumbai Indians and Reliance Industries Limited for their support in his post.
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In the recently concluded IPL auction, MI made sure that both the brothers were in the same squad again as they bought the southpaw Pandya for a huge amount.
As the 11th season of the IPL is less than a month away, the two brothers would be ready to roar together once more and help the Mumbai Indians defend their IPL championship.
Here is Hardik’s post:
A big thank you to Nita Bhabhi! @krunalpandya_official and I are lucky to have received so much support from the @mumbaiindians and RIL family which has helped us achieve so much in such a short time. Would like to thank the entire Ambani family who have always stood by us and supported us on and off the field. 🙏🏽