Hardik Pandya will Miss the Remaining ICC World Cup 2023 Matches

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In a disappointing turn of events, India’s dynamic all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, has been ruled out of the ICC World Cup 2023 due to an ankle injury sustained while bowling against Bangladesh.

A Blow to India’s World Cup Campaign

The absence of Hardik Pandya is a significant setback for India as he played a pivotal role as an all-rounder, contributing both with the bat and ball. His ability to turn matches with his aggressive style will be sorely missed.

Prasidh Krishna Steps In

To fill the void left by Pandya’s absence, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved the inclusion of pacer Prasidh Krishna in the squad. The ICC’s Event Technical Committee gave the green light for this replacement.

The ICC stated in a press release, “The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has approved Prasidh Krishna as a replacement for Hardik Pandya in the India squad.” It’s worth noting that any player replacement requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the player can be officially added to the squad.

Hardik Pandya’s Disappointment

Hardik Pandya expressed his disappointment through his social media account, saying, “Tough to digest the fact that I will miss out on the remaining part of the World Cup. I’ll be with the team, in spirit, cheering them on every ball of every game.”

He went on to express his gratitude, adding, “Thanks for all the wishes, the love, and the support has been incredible.” His sportsmanship and spirit have endeared him to fans around the world.

India’s World Cup Journey Continues

Despite the setback, India, currently leading the points table and having secured their spot in the semifinals, remains a strong contender in the tournament. Their upcoming match against second-placed South Africa in Kolkata is eagerly anticipated, and fans continue to rally behind the team.

The absence of Hardik Pandya is undoubtedly a loss for India, but the team’s determination and talent still make them a force to be reckoned with in the ICC World Cup 2023.

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