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All-rounder Hardik Pandya, wife Natasa Stankovic officially part ways

Star India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, on Thursday, announced his separation with wife Natasa Stankovic after a relationship of four years. The couple disclosed the decision in a joint statement on their official Instagram accounts. Pandya and Stankovic got married on May 31, 2020, and welcomed their first child, son Agastya on July 30 of the same year. They renewed their wedding vows in the presence of close friends and family on February 14, 2023 in Udaipur in a grand celebration. "After 4 years of being together, Natasa and I have decided to mutually part ways. We tried our best together and gave it our all, and we believe this is in the best interest for both of us. This was a tough decision for us to make, given the joy, mutual respect and companionship we enjoyed together and as we grew a family," the couple said in the joint statement. "We are blessed with Agastya, who will continue to be at the centre of both of our lives and we will co-parent to ensure that we give him ...

All-rounder Hardik Pandya, wife Natasa Stankovic officially part ways
Updated On : 19 Jul 2024 | 9:41 AM IST

Surya or Pandya: Who will be India's captain for Sri Lanka's T20 series?

Who Will Be the New Captain for India in T20s? Check Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav's captaincy record ahead of India team announcement for Sri Lanka T20I series here

Surya or Pandya: Who will be India's captain for Sri Lanka's T20 series?
Updated On : 17 Jul 2024 | 10:05 AM IST

Fans faint, many injured in Team India T20 World Cup victory parade rush

An estimated 300,000 supporters gathered to catch a glimpse of their World Cup heroes during the victory parade

Fans faint, many injured in Team India T20 World Cup victory parade rush
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 10:59 AM IST

WC performance leads Pandya to top spot in ICC T20I all-rounders' rankings

Hardik Pandya rose two places to become the first Indian to occupy the number one spot in the ICC's T20I all-rounders' rankings on Wednesday, as the country's cricketers improved their standings following their title-winning performance in the just-concluded World Cup. The 30-year-old, who handed telling blows to South Africa in the T20 World Cup final on July 29 by dismissing half-centurion Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller in his 3/20 effort, climbed up two places to go level with Sri Lankan star Wanindu Hasaranga as the top-ranked men's T20I all-rounder. Following a topsy-turvy IPL where he was the target of fans' boos as Mumbai Indians' new captain, Pandya turned it around in style in the T20 World Cup in the USA and the Caribbean. Pandya made impactful cameos down the order with the bat and made breakthroughs with the ball when the team needed him to. He finished with 144 runs at a batting strike-rate of over 150 and also took 11 wickets in the tournament. His best performance

WC performance leads Pandya to top spot in ICC T20I all-rounders' rankings
Updated On : 03 Jul 2024 | 4:46 PM IST

How the Bumrah-Hardik duo could lock T20 World Cup title for India

Rohit Sharma captains a potent lineup as the magical duo of Bumrah and Pandya team up for their first full World Cup campaign, poised to bring home the T20 title for India.

How the Bumrah-Hardik duo could lock T20 World Cup title for India
Updated On : 27 Jun 2024 | 9:02 AM IST

T20 World Cup 2024 AFG vs IND: Hardik is India's go-to man in middle overs

It might be surprising that in a team where there is Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh, Hardik Pandya is the bowler with the best swing and seam average for India in middle overs

T20 World Cup 2024 AFG vs IND: Hardik is India's go-to man in middle overs
Updated On : 21 Jun 2024 | 5:23 AM IST

T20 World Cup: Pandya, Pant biggest positives for India, says Harbhajan

Lauding India's group stage performance in the T20 World Cup, former off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said Hardik Pandya's better-than-expected bowling show and Rishabh Pant's good run at the number three position are some of the biggest positives to be drawn from the campaign so far. India are through to the Super Eight stage after going undefeated in their group league matches. Rohit Sharma and his men defeated Ireland, Pakistan, and USA before their last league game against Canada was called off due to a wet outfield in Florida. "The biggest positive is that Hardik Pandya took the wicket. He was the fourth bowler in this tournament. But if you look at his wicket tally, he has done much better than what was expected of him," Harbhajan said on 'Star Sports'. Pandya, who came into the World Cup after a horror run in the IPL, has so far snared seven wickets and has bowled full tilt, quelling any apprehensions surrounding his fitness. Pant, who is making his international return after ..

T20 World Cup: Pandya, Pant biggest positives for India, says Harbhajan
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 3:34 PM IST

T20 World Cup 2024: Pant will continue at No. 3 for India confirms Rathour

India will continue with wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant at No. 3 in the T20 World Cup following his gritty performance against Ireland, said batting coach Vikram Rathour, who also expressed his delight at having a fully-fit Hardik Pandya back in the fold. Both Pant and Pandya, who returned to top-flight cricket in the IPL, are making a comeback to international cricket after a long gap. The duo delivered the goods in India's eight-wicket thrashing of Ireland in their opening game here on Wednesday. On a challenging pitch with uneven bounce, run-scoring was difficult but Pant unleashed a few stunning shots, including a reverse-scoop over the Irish wicket-keeper's head for a match-winning six in his unbeaten 36. The Ireland match was Pant's first game for India since December 2022 when he was involved in a horrific car accident. "Yes, he has been batting really well. The two games (warm-up and Ireland) he has played, he has looked really, really good," Rathour told the media after

T20 World Cup 2024: Pant will continue at No. 3 for India confirms Rathour
Updated On : 06 Jun 2024 | 8:21 PM IST

Top five takeaways for India after IND vs IRE T20 World Cup 2024 match

Rohit Sharma, who hadn't got going in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 was finally able to find form when he hit a fifty in this game

Top five takeaways for India after IND vs IRE T20 World Cup 2024 match
Updated On : 06 Jun 2024 | 12:02 AM IST

Watch: Here's how Rohit-led India is gearing up for T20 World Cup in US

The team was involved in various working routines set by Soham Desai. Players like Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant also enjoyed a game of foot volley

Watch: Here's how Rohit-led India is gearing up for T20 World Cup in US
Updated On : 29 May 2024 | 8:34 PM IST

T20 World Cup: Harbhajan wants Hardik to do well after challenging phase

Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has nothing but empathy for Hardik Pandya as he navigates a challenging phase in his career and is hopeful that the all-rounder, who "hasn't been a free man in the last two months", will become one during next month's T20 World Cup. Pandya endured a forgettable IPL both as captain and player with his team Mumbai Indians ending bottom of the heap in the points table. What made things worse was the incessant jeering of fans whenever he took the field, including at MI's home turf -- the Wankhede Stadium. But Harbhajan expects the tide to turn in the Americas during the T20 showpiece. "When he wears that blue jersey, he will be a different Hardik Pandya because we know he can score those runs and take those wickets. I want Hardik to come good as he has gone through a lot and I wish him all the very best to have a very good tournament for India," Harbhajan told PTI in an exclusive interview. "If he has a good tournament, obviously India will have

T20 World Cup: Harbhajan wants Hardik to do well after challenging phase
Updated On : 28 May 2024 | 2:34 PM IST

T20 World Cup: Rohit-led Team India arrives in NYC, Kohli to join later

Skipper Rohit Sharma was among the 10 India squad members that landed here on Sunday morning for the T20 Word Cup with Virat Kohli and vice-captain Hardik Pandya being the notable absentees in the first batch of arrivals. Also part of the travelling party was head coach Rahul Dravid and the rest of the support staff. Rohit, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel were among the players who arrived here. Reserve players Shubman Gill and Khaleel Ahmed were also with them. Kohli, who played the IPL Eliminator in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, will link up with the rest of the squad later and likewise for Hardik, who had gone to the UK after the completion of the IPL league stage. In his first year as Mumbai Indians captain, the five-time champions failed to make the play-offs. As Rajasthan Royals were involved with Qualifier 2 in Chennai on Friday night, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ave

T20 World Cup: Rohit-led Team India arrives in NYC, Kohli to join later
Updated On : 26 May 2024 | 9:46 PM IST

T20 World Cup 2024: Hardik will produce something 'special' - Yuvraj Singh

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has picked Rishabh Pant over Sanju Samson for the wicket-keeper's role in the playing XI and also backed under-fire Hardik Pandya to produce something "special" in the T20 World Cup despite enduring a torrid form. India have named a strong 15-member contingent and four travelling reserves to be led by Rohit Sharma for T20I cricket's showpiece event, which will be held in the West Indies and the USA starting June 1. Sticking to his preference for a left-right batting combination throughout the line-up, Yuvraj has leaned towards Pant over Samson for the vital wicket-keeper's role. "I'd probably go for Rishabh. Obviously Sanju is also in great form, but Rishabh (is a) left-hander, and I believe that Rishabh has massive potential to win games for India, which he has done in the past," Yuvraj, an ambassador of the upcoming T20 World Cup, told ICC. "Lot more in Test cricket, and he's someone who I feel can be a match-winner on the big stage." While bo

T20 World Cup 2024: Hardik will produce something 'special' - Yuvraj Singh
Updated On : 23 May 2024 | 10:48 AM IST

IPL 2024: Mumbai coach Boucher felt sorry for Hardik after he was booed at

Mumbai Indians coach Mark Boucher really felt bad watching skipper Hardik Pandya face hostile reactions and boos from the fans throughout the disastrous IPL campaign and admitted that it did affect the star all-rounder, something that the management would need to address in coming days. Pandya, after two successful seasons as Gujarat Titans skipper was brought back as captain of Mumbai Indians, removing five-time champion skipper Rohit Sharma, a decision that didn't sit well with legion of fans. It wasn't great hearing all the boos. I felt sorry for Hardik as well. It's never nice to have to go through something like that, Boucher said after MI lost their last league game to Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs. I do think that there are certain things that did affect individuals, which ultimately did affect the team, Boucher said after MI finished last for the second time in three years. Boucher felt the underwhelming performances and outside pressure did cloud his judgement. There's

IPL 2024: Mumbai coach Boucher felt sorry for Hardik after he was booed at
Updated On : 18 May 2024 | 4:58 PM IST

IPL 2025: Hardik Pandya to miss his first match due to slow over rate fine

Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya has been fined Rs 30 lakh and suspended from his team's opening match of the next edition of IPL for slow over-rate offence for the third time in the competition. With Mumbai Indians' IPL 2024 campaign ending on Friday after their final league game against Lucknow Super Giants, Pandya's suspension will only come into effect during team's opening game next season. "Hardik Pandya, the Mumbai Indians captain, has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their IPL2024 match against Lucknow Super Giants at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on May 17," a media release stated. "As it was his team's third offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Pandya was fined Rs 30 lakh and banned from playing the team's next match," it further stated. All other members of the team including 'Impact Player' Rohit Sharma have been fined 50 percent or Rs 12 lakh of their respective match fees, whicheve

IPL 2025: Hardik Pandya to miss his first match due to slow over rate fine
Updated On : 18 May 2024 | 4:55 PM IST

Hardik Pandya will be a different player in T20 World Cup: Gavaskar

Legendary India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar feels there is no reason to get overly worried about Hardik Pandya's bowling form going into the T20 World Cup, saying the all-rounder will be a "different player" in national colours. Pandya was retained as vice-captain of the 15-member squad announced by the BCCI on Tuesday despite his ordinary form for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing IPL. The MI captain has scored 197 runs and taken just four wickets in 10 games with his team languishing in ninth spot. "There's a big difference playing in the IPL and playing for your country. Playing for your country brings out something different in every player and Hardik Pandya will be a different player," said Gavaskar on Sports Today. "He's had to face a lot of issues in this particular tournament (IPL), he's handled it quite well. When he goes overseas and has to play for India, I think he will be in a completely different frame of mind. "And that's going to be a much more positive frame of mind than

Hardik Pandya will be a different player in T20 World Cup: Gavaskar
Updated On : 30 Apr 2024 | 10:28 PM IST

MS Dhoni to AB de Villiers: Batters who hit most sixes in 20th over of IPL

With 65 sixes and counting in 313 balls, Dhoni tops the chart of most sixes hit in the 20th over of an IPL match. The veteran Indian batter is followed by Kieron Pollard (33 sixes)

MS Dhoni to AB de Villiers: Batters who hit most sixes in 20th over of IPL
Updated On : 19 Apr 2024 | 9:52 PM IST

IPL 2024: MI captain Hardik Pandya fined for slow over rate vs Punjab Kings

Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya has been fined Rs 12 lakhs for his team maintaining a slow over rate during their thrilling nine-run victory over Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians, thanks to Suryakumar Yadav's blazing 78 off 53 deliveries, posted a competitive 192/7 and then dismissed PBKS, despite Ashutosh Sharma's stunning 28-ball 61 and Shashank Singh's 41, for 183 in 19.1 overs. MI rose to seventh from ninth position on the points table following their third win in seven games in IPL 2024, while PBKS dropped a spot to ninth after their fifth defeat. "Hardik Pandya, the Mumbai Indians captain, has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Punjab Kings at the PCA New International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur on April 18," said an IPL statement on Friday. "As it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Pandya

IPL 2024: MI captain Hardik Pandya fined for slow over rate vs Punjab Kings
Updated On : 19 Apr 2024 | 6:01 PM IST

IPL 2024 - Our nerves got tested: Hardik Pandya after close win over PBKS

Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya heaved a huge sigh of relief with a close nine-run win over Punjab Kings, stating that every player's nerves got tested in Thursday's IPL game. Young batting sensation Ashutosh Sharma's 28-ball 61 did not prove to be enough as Punjab Kings, while chasing 193, were bowled out for 183 in 19.1 overs. The five-time champions MI registered only their third win out of seven games this season. "(It was a) very good game. Everyone's nerves got tested. We spoke that the characters will be checked in this game. But (it is) natural (that) you (would) think you are ahead but IPL has a tendency to show that oppositions can come back and how," Pandya said at the post-match presentation ceremony. The MI skipper was full of praise for Ashutosh's whirlwind knock, which kept PBKS in the hunt till the end. "Unbelievable, playing the way he did and hitting the ball off the middle. (It is) great for his future. We did speak in the timeout about it, not about how we

IPL 2024 - Our nerves got tested: Hardik Pandya after close win over PBKS
Updated On : 19 Apr 2024 | 6:00 PM IST

IPL 2024 PBKS vs MI: Shreyas Gopal backs Pandya against hostile crowd

With Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya continuing to receive hostile treatment from fans in the ongoing Indian Premier League, his teammate Shreyas Gopal felt on Wednesday it will only strengthen his resolve to come back stronger with some good performances. Pandya was announced as MI captain for the IPL 2024 season, replacing fan-favourite Rohit Sharma, who led the franchise to five titles. The change of guard hasn't gone down well with the fans, who have expressed their displeasure by booing Pandya across venues. Recalling his friendship with Pandya, Gopal said the MI skipper is mentally very strong to get unnerved by the behaviour of the crowd. "I have known Hardik for a decade, and nothing much has changed. He is a really tough guy, and something like this is only going to motivate him," said Gopal during a press conference ahead of the clash against Punjab Kings. "The way he has taken it so far is very inspiring for a lot of us. Although it's not easy to take it daily, he

IPL 2024 PBKS vs MI: Shreyas Gopal backs Pandya against hostile crowd
Updated On : 18 Apr 2024 | 12:14 AM IST