I do not care about media: Hardik Pandya unfazed by social media chatter days before IPL start

Hardik Pandya, set to lead the Mumbai Indians in the upcoming IPL 2024 season, remains unperturbed by social media discussions surrounding him. The star all-rounder, who replaced Rohit Sharma as captain, is gearing up to make his mark in the tournament.

Pandya’s absence from international cricket since sustaining an ankle injury during India’s ICC Cricket World Cup match against Bangladesh in October last year hasn’t dampened his spirits. Despite missing out on various series, including the recent T20Is against Australia and the tour to South Africa, Pandya is focused on his IPL stint.


Traded to Mumbai Indians from the Gujarat Titans ahead of the IPL season, Pandya is ready to embrace his new role with the five-time IPL champions. In a recent chat show appearance, Pandya shared some lesser-known aspects of his life, revealing his preference for a quiet domestic life over outings.

Acknowledging a viral photo of him in a supercar, Pandya nonchalantly remarked, “I don’t comment in media, I have never done it, it does not bother me.” His candid response exemplifies his indifferent attitude towards social media buzz.

Reflecting on a misunderstanding about ‘Man of the Match’ prize money, Pandya humorously recounted how he initially believed the entire sum was awarded solely to the recipient. “After all, it is a team sport,” he chuckled, highlighting his understanding of cricket’s collective ethos.

With his focus firmly set on leading the Mumbai Indians, Pandya’s composed demeanor amidst social media chatter underscores his readiness to tackle challenges head-on in the IPL 2024 season.