Indian cricket team all-rounder Hardik Pandya was left in a fix as his two watches worth 5 crores have been confiscated by the customs department on his arrival in India on Sunday at the Mumbai airport.
According to the department, Pandya allegedly did not have the bill receipt of the luxury watches. Earlier it was reported that the cost of the watch was Rs 5 crores, however, Pandya himself has denied the claim and said the cost of the watch is approximately Rs 1.5 crore.
However, the young cricketer has another story. Hardik Pandya refuted reports stating that he voluntarily went to the Mumbai airport customs counter to declare the items brought and pay the requisite customs duty. In a tweet over the same, Hardik wrote, “Wrong perceptions have been floating around on social media regarding my declaration to customs at Mumbai airport, and I would like to clarify about what transpired.”
“The cost of the watch is approximately ₹ 1.5 crore and not ₹ 5 crores as per the rumors floating around on social media. I’m a law-abiding citizen of the country and I respect all government agencies,” he added. Hardik Pandya was returning from Dubai after India wrapped up its stint at the T20 World Cup.