Amid Divorce Rumors With Wife Natasa Stankovic, Hardik Pandya Is Vacationing Abroad: Report

File photo of Hardik Pandya and his wife Natasa Stankovic©Instagram

Versatile India Hardik Pandya missed the plane to New York as the first batch of Indian team players crossed continents for the 2024 T20 World Cup. Hardik's absence from the first batch of players has intensified speculation around his personal life , with rumors suggesting that all is not well between him and his wife Natasa Stankovic. As the couple continues to stay mum on 'divorce rumours', a report suggests that Hardik has flown off to an undisclosed foreign location for a vacation. He will join the Indian team directly in New York.

According to a report published in cricbuzz, Hardik left the country after the end of Mumbai Indians' IPL 2024 campaign. In a bid to revitalize himself after a stressful campaign in the T20 league, Hardik decided to go on vacation for around a week to an undisclosed foreign location. However, he is expected to join the team in time for the first free practice session in New York.

Hardik made headlines before the start of the IPL 2024 season. Mumbai Indians' decision to replace Rohit Sharma with Hardik as the captain of the franchise did not go down well with the fans, with the latter facing harsh criticism in the form of taunts every time he entered the stadium.

Due to the negativity that infected the Mumbai Indians camp, the franchise finished bottom of the 10-team rankings with all-rounder Hardik proving lackluster in all departments of the game.

“A lot of the things he's going through are, personally, maybe a little out of place. It's definitely going to be a learning curve for Hardik as he grows in leadership. Even though times are tough now, some things will pass and that will make him a tougher leader and it will definitely make him grow in that role as well,” the Mumbai Indians coach said. Marc Boucher said in a press conference after MI played their last match on May 17.

Hardik is the designated vice-captain of the team for the T20 World Cup which will be held from June 1 to 29 in the United States and West Indies.

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