Hardik Himanshu Pandya was born on October 11, 1993. He is an Indian cricketer currently holding the position of vice-captain for the Indian cricket team in the limited-overs format. As a versatile all-rounder, Pandya excels in both batting and delivering right-arm fast-medium bowling. He has proudly represented India in all three formats of the game. In domestic cricket, he is an integral part of the Baroda cricket team, and in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he serves as the captain of the Gujarat Titans. Under his leadership, the Gujarat Titans clinched their inaugural IPL title during the 2022 season. It’s worth noting that Hardik Pandya’s elder brother, Krunal Pandya, is also a professional cricketer.

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is expected to be absent from India’s upcoming World Cup match against England on October 29 in Lucknow, according to reports from CricketNext. Pandya has been in the process of recuperating from an ankle injury sustained during India’s clash with Bangladesh on October 19.

Pandya had to be withdrawn from the Men in Blue’s game against New Zealand in Dharamshala due to this injury. Although the injury is not deemed severe, the team management is taking a cautious approach and allowing Pandya more time to recover. A BCCI official, as cited by CricketNext, stated, “Yes, Hardik is likely to miss the next match vs England in Lucknow. It is more of a precaution at this stage and nothing serious.” During the match against Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, Hardik Pandya had to leave the field due to an ankle injury. The injury occurred during the ninth over of the game when Pandya, while attempting to block a drive by Bangladeshi batsman Litton Das, lost his balance and strained his left ankle. He appeared to be in discomfort, prompting immediate attention from the on-field medical staff.

Pandya suffered his injury in the ninth over of the match when he attempted to block a drive from Bangladeshi batsman Litton Das. Unfortunately, he lost his balance, resulting in a strain to his left ankle. He displayed signs of discomfort, prompting an immediate response from the medical staff on the field. After the game, Rohit Sharma addressed Pandya’s condition in discussions with the media. While the Indian skipper clarified that the injury was not serious, he stressed the need for ongoing assessments. He mentioned that injuries of this nature would require daily monitoring. Sharma played down the incident and reassured fans that India’s vice-captain had not sustained any major injuries. According to ANI, Sharma stated, “There is no major damage, which is good for us. But, of course, with an injury like that, we have to assess it daily, and we will do whatever is necessary.”


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