Hardik Pandya faced a setback after injuring his ankle while attempting to prevent a boundary during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 against Bangladesh at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

Following his injury during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match against Bangladesh, Hardik Pandya, the prominent all-rounder for Team India, has remained sidelined. His ankle injury, incurred while attempting to halt a boundary off his bowling, led to his withdrawal from the tournament, with Prasidh Krishna stepping in as his replacement. As the T20 World Cup 2024 looms in June in the West Indies and the USA, India eagerly anticipates Hardik’s return to full fitness.

Encouragingly, Hardik has been diligently rehabilitating, sharing glimpses of his training regimen with fans. He recently posted a video on Instagram, showcasing his rigorous gym workouts intertwined with delightful moments spent with his pet dogs and son Agastya. Accompanying the video was a caption that read, “Progress, every day.”

Amid widespread speculation hinting at Hardik’s possible captaincy during the World Cup, he had consistently led the team post-T20 World Cup 2022, as Rohit Sharma, the regular skipper, remained absent from T20Is. However, following Pandya’s injury, Suryakumar Yadav took over captaincy duties for the series against Australia and South Africa.

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For the upcoming series against Afghanistan, the team faces the daunting task of finding a suitable replacement for Hardik, compounded by Suryakumar Yadav’s injury. As a consequence, a new face is anticipated to lead the team in the upcoming series.

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Last Updated on January 2, 2024

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