The trend of picking all time 11’s is going viral, as many things do, during the social media age. This time it’s the soon to become father Hardik Pandya, who in his conversation with the voice of cricket, Harsha Bhogle picked up an all time IPL 11. Hardik has been in the victorious Mumbai Indians’ team on multiple occasions and therefore he has a vantage point that many of us might lack.
Pandya picked a power packed team although his very good friend Pollard might be a little upset with him for omitting him. As is his confident style, he chose himself to bat at that crucial all rounder position ahead of Keiron Pollard and more interestingly even Andre Russell. But no one loves themselves as much as Hardik Pandya and that was again underlined in his selection. The right-hander picked 6 Indians and 5 overseas players and went for Mahi as the captain over his own very successful captain in Rohit Sharma.
To open the innings, he had Gayle accompanying Rohit Sharma. He went with the RCB duo of Virat and AB De Villiers as the numbers 3 and 4. He interestingly chose Mr IPL Raina at number 5, then captain Dhoni and Pandya himself to sum up the batting. For his bowlers, he went with spin duo of Rashid Khan and Sunil Narine and finished his line up off with two longtime teammates in Bumrah and Malinga.
Hardik Pandya’s All time IPL 11 – Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Hardik Pandya, Sunil Narine, Rashid Khan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.