After a rough couple of months, Hardik Pandya is back and making waves. The India all-rounder has always excelled in big tournaments, and the T20 World Cup is no exception. While he hasn’t had many chances to bat, his bowling has been deadly, accurate, and impactful for India. With each match, Hardik is winning over the crowd and earning the title of ‘clutch player.’ This turnaround is remarkable, especially considering he faced significant hostility from Mumbai Indians fans just a month ago.

Hardik faced significant challenges before the T20 World Cup, including being booed by fans and dealing with Mumbai Indians’ exit from the playoffs. Additionally, rumors of a split with his wife, Natasa Stankovic, captivated the nation. These rumors started when Natasa removed ‘Pandya’ from her Instagram handle and archived some wedding photos. A Reddit post claiming she would receive 70% of Hardik’s assets further fueled speculation. Public sympathy shifted towards Hardik, while Natasa faced backlash.

Hardik Pandya Quells Divorce Rumors with World Cup Success

Over the past 15 days, the situation has calmed down. Natasa restored some photos with Hardik on Instagram and shared stories of their son, Agastya, bonding with other family members. Hardik remained silent throughout the controversy, not addressing the divorce rumors. However, he inadvertently gave a glimpse into his personal life during a brief exchange with Ricky Ponting before India’s T20 World Cup game against Pakistan.Below is how the short and simple chat went.

Hardik Pandya: “Ricky! How’s everything? How’s family?”

Ricky Ponting: “They’re good mate. Very good! How about yours?”

Hardik Pandya: “All good. Everything Fine.”

The exchange was part of a video titled ‘A day in Ricky Ponting’s life,’ shared by the ICC on its YouTube channel, which helped put the rumors to rest.Hardik’s strong mental state is evident in his on-field performance. He started the T20 World Cup with impressive figures of 3/27 against Ireland and continued to shine against Pakistan and the USA, securing crucial wickets. His recent performances show that he is unfazed by past controversies and is in excellent form.

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