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'Public Booed Me But I...': Pandya Shares His Painful Journey With PM Narendra Modi

Hardik Pandya shared his journey with PM Modi (X.com)Hardik Pandya shared his journey with PM Modi (X.com)

Indian star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has had a remarkable journey in the last six months. He has shown incredible resilience, coming a long way from being booed at the Wankhede to being celebrated there. His journey is a testament to the fact that success often follows criticism, a narrative that many can relate to.

Pandya's journey as the captain of Mumbai Indians, replacing Rohit Sharma, was not without its challenges. He faced intense scrutiny and criticism, but he never let it deter him. 

Instead, he focused on his game, showing remarkable resilience in the face of adversity. 

While talking to India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Hardik Pandya revealed all that he has been through and how he feels. He chose give an apt response to all the people, with his performance and not his words.

"...Last 6 months have been very entertaining for me, there have been a lot of ups and downs and the public booed me. A lot of things happened and I always felt that if I give any answer, it would be through sports... So I believed that I would stay strong, will work hard and that would be response enough'

Watch- Hardik Pandya Shares His Journey With PM Modi

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma's decision to entrust Pandya with the final over on 29 June 2024 was a defining moment. Pandya not only defended 16 runs but also his reputation, playing a crucial role in ending India's ICC trophy drought. 

His masterful performance throughout the tournament was instrumental in India's T20 World Cup victory. Very rarely does a player get to rewrite his story outside of the pen of a journalist; what Pandya achieved throughout the tournament is a product of his excellence.