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Hardik Pandya says IPL behind closed door an option

NEW DELHI: India's flamboyant all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Saturday batted for an IPL at the back of closed doorways owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During an Instagram chat with Dinesh Karthik, Hardik also said on a lighter word that one cup of espresso proved to very expensive for him, relating to his debatable commentary on TV display 'Koffee With Karan', which created a furore.

Speaking about the potential of hosting the IPL without spectators, he said, "It will be other. We are used to enjoying with the crowd as the feel of festival comes with the crowd.

"I have played in the Ranji Trophy without crowds, and it feels other. To be truthful, if that (IPL at the back of closed doorways) happens, then it'll be a wiser option. At least other folks will be entertained at home," Hardik said.

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The all-rounder had his brother Krunal for company all over the chat consultation.

Krunal also agreed with Hardik's view on IPL.

When the discussion became to his debatable commentary, Hardik said, "I do not drink espresso, I drink inexperienced tea instead. I drank espresso handiest as soon as and proved to be too dear for me.

"I can bet that Starbucks would not have such an expensive coffee. Since then I stay away from coffee."

Both the Pandya brothers play for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

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