From boos to hugs: Hardik Pandya pays visit to diehard fans in heartwarming video

From boos to hugs: Hardik Pandya pays visit to diehard fans in heartwarming video

Throughout the IPL 2024 so far, Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Hardik Pandya has received a lot of flak from fans. However, he was seen enjoying a 'refreshing' time with his diehard fans

Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Hardik Pandya brought smiles to the faces of two young fans with a surprise visit to their home. The heartwarming interaction, organized by Star Sports, saw Pandya spending quality time with the young fans, who shared their experiences of watching him play and cheering him on from the stands.

Pandya interacted with the fans, listened to their stories, and even offered some cricketing advice. The highlight of the visit was Pandya gifting them goodies, signed posters, and a mini bat, leaving the young fans ecstatic.

This interaction comes as a welcome sight for everyone, especially for fans of Hardik Pandya, who has regularly faced the jeers from a section of fans throughout the IPL 2024 so far.

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How has IPL 2024 been for Hardik Pandya?

Hardik Pandya’s IPL 2024 has been a double-edged sword. On the leadership side, it’s been a challenging start. Taking over the reins of a five-time champion like Mumbai Indians comes with immense pressure. Unfortunately, success hasn’t followed immediately.

MI currently languish in ninth place, with only two wins from their first six games. This has understandably led to criticism from fans. It looks like they haven’t taken kindly to the change in captaincy after Rohit Sharma’s successful reign.

As a a player, he has fired on all cylinders as well. The premier all-rounder has scored 131 runs at a strike rate of 145.56 and at an average of 26.2. With the ball, he has taken four wickets but has leaked runs at an alarming economy rate of 12.00.

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