New T20 Captain Hardik meets HM Amit Shah ahead of Sri Lanka series

Three days before embarking on another journey as India’s full-time T20 captain, Hardik Pandya met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his official residence.

The 27-year-old flamboyant Baroda all-rounder, who captained the upcoming T20I three-match Sri Lanka home series on January 3, was joined by his cricketer brother, Krunal.

“Thank you for inviting me to spend valuable time with you, dear Home Minister Shri @AmitShah Ji. It was an honor and privilege to meet you,” Hardik posted on Twitter with pictures of him and his brother talking to Shah.

The Pandya led side has fresh faces with seniors in Virat Kohli and KL Rahul not part of the T20I format and it is likely that Rohit Sharma will not be re-elected considering the 2024 World Cup. Pandya is also named as a deputy from Rohit in the three match ODI series that will follow the T20Is. Rohit is currently recovering from a finger injury.

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