Hardik Pandya ruled out of ICC World Cup 2023, pens heartfelt note
New Delhi : Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya, who is suffering from ankle injury, would take more time to recover following which he has been ruled out of the remaining ICC World Cup 2023. Pacer Prasidh Krishna, who has played 17 ODIs, has been announced as his replacement in the Indian squad, said ICC in a media release.
For those who are not aware, Hardik Pandya had hurt his left ankle while fielding of his own bowling in the game against Bangladesh in Pune on October 19.
Soon after the news came out in the light, Hardik Pandya came up with a heartfelt note on missing out on the remainder of the tournament. "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. Thanks for all the wishes, the love, and the support has been incredible. This team is special and I’m sure we’ll make everyone proud. Love, always," Pandya wrote.
Team India are currently unbeaten in the World Cup and by winning 7 straight matches, they became the first team to qualify for the semis. Only two matches left in the league for the Men in Blue. They will face South Africa on Sunday followed by the Netherlands in the following week on November 12.