Hardik Pandya shares an emotional video, extending best wishes to the Indian team for the 2023 World Cup final against Australia in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19. Pandya featured in the initial three matches but faced a setback in the fourth, injuring his left ankle during the Bangladesh game.
Despite a wait for recovery, the all-rounder couldn’t regain fitness in time and was replaced by Prasidh Krishna in the tournament. Hardik Pandya has shared a video on his social media platforms, expressing unwavering support for Team India in the upcoming crucial match.
He expressed confidence in the team’s ability to secure a World Cup victory and fulfill the dreams of millions of fans. He said:
“Boys, I cannot be more proud of this team. Everything we have done so far, how far we have come has been credit to years of hard work behind us. We are now one step away from glory, from doing something special that we dreamt of since we were children.”
“Lifting the cup not just for ourselves, but for the billion people behind us. Always with you with my love, all my heart. Now let’s bring the cup home. Jai Hind!”
India’s lineup underwent a shift due to Hardik Pandya’s absence
Hardik Pandya’s absence led to a change in the team’s balance, with India opting for additional batting strength by including Suryakumar Yadav and reinforcing the bowling unit with Mohammed Shami.
Shami has seized his chance remarkably, claiming an impressive 23 wickets in just six games at the 2023 World Cup. The home team will be eager for the pacer to maintain his exceptional form in the upcoming final on Sunday.
India Squad For World Cup 2023:
Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma(c)