Hardik Pandya, Indian cricket’s pin-up boy, reflects his edgy attitude
Hardik Pandya, Indian cricket team’s all-rounder, has made several style statements as Virat Kohli’s side continued to enjoy themselves in the current series against Sri Lanka as they continue to remain unbeaten on the tour so far.Updated: Sep 01, 2017 09:47 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
These are great times for Indian cricket. Virat Kohli’s side swept the Test series 3-0. After having secured the ODI series, they are now determined to make it 5-0 and pile on the misery against Sri Lanka, who are facing problems both on the field and off the field. India defeated Sri Lanka by 168 runs in the 4th ODI at Colombo on Thursday, with Hardik Pandya scoring an 18-ball-19 and taking two wickets for 50.
All the Indian players have been enjoying themselves on this tour. Hardik Pandya, Indian cricket team’s all-rounder, has been enjoying it the most. On his official Instagram account, Pandya has been posting photos that have redefined his style quotient. From sporting fashionable dresses to having a hairdo like West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell, Pandya has been active on social media in the current series.
Pandya’s Russell hairdo has been the talk of town and fans will get to see his new style statement when India takes on Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI in Colombo.
The Indian all-rounder, who smashed a century in the third Test, has had several memorable moments off the field on the tour. From meeting Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka’s ace pacer and teammate at Mumbai Indians in the IPL to gifting a car for his father, Pandya has displayed class along with his style.
So glad to see his face lit up like that❤ so yes this is the guy who should get all the happiness in life and deserves all the credit, my dad. He was the one who left everything what he had for me and @krunalpandya_official and which takes a lot of courage to do. Only for our careers and I can't thank him enough for all he has done. So that's a small surprise for him which made me cry ❤ family is life and special mention to my brother @vibsnasir and my mother @pandyanalini3 for getting this done when I was not around 😘 Love to all
Pandya’s enjoyment reflects on the current mood in the Indian team, who are on a dominant high and have not tasted defeat in an ODI series since 2016 when they lost 1-4 to Australia. Kohli’s side are on the upward curve and they will be aiming to inflict a 5-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka. In the event of such a result, Sri Lanka lost two points and their race for direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup becomes slightly more difficult.
First Published: Aug 31, 2017 13:08 IST