Hardik Pandya finds strength in spiritual support with visit to Somnath Temple and home Kirtan during IPL 2024

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Amid criticism in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya sought spiritual support at the Somnath Temple in Gujarat. This move comes after facing backlash from fans and even boos during matches.

Fans witnessed a new side of the star cricketer, reminiscent of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul’s past visits to Ujjain Mahakal temple. Last week, Hardik performed rituals at the Somnath Temple before Mumbai Indians secured their first victory of the season against Delhi Capitals.

The negativity towards Hardik reached a peak, prompting former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar to address the crowd’s behavior. However, following his temple visit, the atmosphere turned favourable as fans refrained from booing him during the match, indicating a positive shift in support for the MI skipper.

In a surprising turn of events, Hardik, along with his family and brother Krunal Pandya, participated in a Kirtan event chanting “Hare Rama Hare Krishna.” This spiritual journey seems to have resonated positively with fans, as evident from the overwhelming support and admiration seen in the comments section.

Additionally, the Pandya brothers, along with Ishan Kishan and Piyush Chawla, visited the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai to seek blessings before their upcoming match against RCB at Wankhede Stadium. After navigating through tough times, Hardik aims to maintain the winning streak with newfound spiritual strength.


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