Hardik Pandya is arguably one of the highly-sought after cricketers in the current breed of Indian youngsters donning the national colours. Rising through the ranks, Hardik has proved his worth – both with the bat and ball – to become a vital cog in the destructive Indian team.`
Recently, he was key to India’s triumphant 4-1 campaign against Australia in the five-match ODI series. The right-hander smashed 222 runs including two fifties and took six wickets at an economy of 6.06 in the home series. Thanks to his exploits, Hardik was rightly adjudged the Man of the Series.
For someone who is effective on the field and then backs it up with an impressive off-field demeanour, it’s no surprise that Hardik has become one of the most eligible bachelors in the Indian team with his female fanbase ever-increasing. Being one of the hot topics among cricket fans, Hardik was in the news for his alleged link-up with Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra. Though both denied the reports, the rumour mills continue to speculate.
And, recently, the Indian cricketer once again hogged the limelight after his photograph with a ‘mystery girl’ went viral on the social media. The image, posted by one of his fan accounts on Instagram, got the social media buzzing with everyone seeking the identity of the girl alongside Hardik.
Mystery solved! That’s my sister 😉
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) October 2, 2017
With fans coming up with all sorts of theories, the speculations were laid to rest once and for all by Hardik who eventually revealed the true identity of the girl. Taking to Twitter, the 23-year-old revealed that the girl alongside him in the photo was none other than his sister.
Well, that was surely not the kind of response anyone (especially the gossip groups) was hoping for, however, it ended up garnering more likes than the ‘mystery photo’ itself. The fans couldn’t help but laud the Indian cricketer for dealing with the entire episode in the best way possible. And, in the end, it was the media that ended up receiving the short end of the stick.
😀😀😀 reporters ki 2-4 din ki masala news ki waat lag gai…
— Akash Kasote (@iAkash_kasote) October 2, 2017
Moral of the story, give up this kind of chomu journalism. Waste of print and webspace.
— North Stand-Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) October 2, 2017
And insult to the intelligence of sports fans across the country. We expect better standards in sports journalism.
— Vipul (@Sporty_Baba) October 2, 2017
😒😒😒 bichare news walo ka popat kar diya 😒😒😒😂😂😂
— Ash | Viratian (@silver18ash) October 2, 2017
Pandya treating DNA like Aussie bowlers.
— Valar Morghulis (@SemperFiUnited) October 2, 2017
Hahaha you should have waited for couple of days…Poori picture bana dete ye log
— Sanjay (@Sanjaypro) October 2, 2017
Ha haa.., awesome reply…, Media mediocrity.. Grow up MEDIAns
— Himank Shekhar (@himank94) October 2, 2017
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