Cricket Latest News: Arriving late from Dubai after a dismal campaign at the T20 World Cup 2021, Hardik Pandya found himself in a bit of trouble with the customs department at CSMI airport in Mumbai on Sunday.
The India all-rounder has been in the news for a while, but primarily for cricketing reasons. Be it his form for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 or for the Indian team in T20 World Cup 2021, Hardik has been a huge subject of debate. But now, the 28-year-old has found himself making headlines for a personal reason.
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As per ar report by the Times of India, Hardik was carrying a couple of luxury watches with him, worth approximately INR 5 crore. Though the junior Pandya had declared the watches beforehand. The serial numbers that were mentioned on the invoice weren’t in line with the watches that were in his possession.
Cricket Latest News: Hardik Pandya’s watches could be seized
On Sunday night. Sources said he had declared these watches as pre-owned ones, but the serial numbers did not match. The new ones cost Rs 5 crore, but Pandya had declared the price as Rs 1.8 crore. In which, one costing Rs 1.4 crore and the other Rs 40 lakh.
Sources said Pandya will have to rectify the discrepancy in the invoice. However, which means he will have to submit a fresh one where the serial numbers match. These watches attract a duty of 38%. Sources said that if Pandya fails to submit enough evidence, the watches will be seized.
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Pandya later issued a statement clarifying that the cost of the watch is around Rs 1.5 crore and not Rs 5 crore. However, Hardik Pandya confirmed that the news was purely fake and rubbish.
He said he voluntarily declared all the items that he lawfully purchased in Dubai on arrival at the Mumbai Airport and was ready to pay the customs duty.