Indian allrounder Hardik Pandya has gained fame along with his batting exploits and first rate seam bowling. His journey from beginning as gully cricketer to changing into a nationwide star just isn’t recognized to many. To disclose the thriller of his journey, ICC quizzed his followers about his outdated jersey quantity 228.
Surprisingly, some followers knew the explanation behind the Mumbai Indians’ (MI) gamers earlier jersey quantity (at present he dons 33 quantity jersey). The riddle was related to his preliminary days of cricket when he was captaining the Baroda Underneath-16 staff.
Throughout the competitors in 2009, he scored a blistering double century in opposition to Mumbai. Pandya scored 228 off 391 balls on the Reliance Cricket Stadium in Nagothane — a city in Maharashtra.
@hardikpandya7 used to sport a jersey no 228 as a result of when he performed for Baroda U-16 staff , he had scored 228(1st class highest) in opposition to Mumbai when his staff was reeling at 60/4. So he use the Similar jersey no for his IPL franchise (mockingly it’s Mumbai)in addition to for Group India
— Pradyumna Chakraborty (@PradumnaChakra1) Could 21, 2020
Hardik Pandya’s delayed return:
Hardik Pandya was set to make a comeback within the sequence in opposition to South Africa in March, this yr. Nevertheless, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, his return has been delayed additional.
The correct-hand batsman sustained an outdated again harm forward of the South Africa Check sequence in Septemeber. He went below surgical procedure within the UK which additional prolonged his break from the cricket.
In February, he was named in India A squad to tour New Zealand to play one-dayers however was declared unfit by Bengaluru’s Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA). He then featured within the DY Patil Match for Reliance 1 with Bhvuneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan. The flamboyant cricketer performed some bewitching knocks.
In regular circumstances, he would have been enjoying for Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, however the world pandemic has made the long run unsure.