In normal circumstances, several cricketers around the world would have been locking their horns against each other in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League, which has now been suspended because of the Coronavirus pandemic. With not much happening in the cricket world, cricketers around the world are forced to stay indoors.
Cricketers are spending a lot of time on social media in order to pass their time. From giving interviews to indulging in various interactive sessions, cricketers are making their presence felt on social media more than ever.
Recently, in interaction with commentator Harsha Bhogle, Hardik Pandya picked his all-time IPL XI. The list featured some of the big names from the shortest format of the game, especially those who have consistently lit up the atmosphere of the cash-rich league seasons gone by.
The special part of Hardik’s all-time IPL XI was when he had to make a tough decision to pick between Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni as the captain of his all-time IPL XI.
MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya, both of them are the most successful skippers in the history of IPL, having won the trophy thrice and four times respectively.
Hardik Pandya, who has been playing for Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians, since it’s inception, went for the former Indian skipper and CSK’s skipper MS Dhoni.
For the opening position, Hardik Pandya picked the ‘universe boss’ Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma. They were followed by RCB’s swashbuckling duo Virat Kohli, who is the leading run-getter of IPL and AB de Villiers. At number 5, Hardik Pandya picked Mr.IPL, i.e, Suresh Raina and he was followed by MS Dhoni as the wicket-keeper and skipper of his team.
For the bowling department, Hardik Pandya picked Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine, Jasprit Bumrah, and Lasith Malinga.
Here’s Hardik Pandya’s all-time IPL XI:
Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Hardik Pandya, Sunil Narine, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.