Hardik Pandya is making the most of his time off from Team India. While Team India are busy thrashing Sri Lanka in the Test series, the star all-rounder has made it to the covers of two magazines — Sports Illustrated and The Man.
Pandya tweeted the photos on his Twitter account:
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) November 29, 2017
And here’s how Twitterati reacted to Pandya’s tweet:
— Ankit Bhardwaj (@imABD17) November 29, 2017
Sir if you’re the ceo of Chutzpah, what’s kejriwal then?
— Dexter (@MunnaKaTunna) November 29, 2017
Khatarnak Lag rhe ho bro
— Navneet Mishra (@KhiladiNavneet) November 29, 2017
You are the fashion icon for all sports person
— daisy (@daisysalma) November 29, 2017
Seems that you are utilising your off time well
— tarun sharma (@tarun_sharma_82) November 29, 2017
hardu beta yahi kar tu bowling pe dhyan de
— Rp (@imrp2018) November 29, 2017
1 saal mein he will be dropped to have career like Kambli
— ToLMoLkeBoL (@ToL_MoL_ke_BoL) November 29, 2017
Every time i see you confuse me wheather u belongs to India or West Indies, really u have polard looks in you
— Kaif (@rizvi_kaifi) November 29, 2017
Kahi ayesa na ho paji showgiri ki chakkar main.
Cricket se bohot door rahe jaao.
But I like your Attitude
— Shankar Thappa (@dilkash_shanku) November 29, 2017
Here’s another magazine cover where Pandya made it to the frontpage –
Thank you @SIIndiaTweets
Happy to be named among India’s most stylish athletes. pic.twitter.com/1xyupdz8dJ
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) November 28, 2017
Pandya revealed in an interview with CNN News 18 on why he was rested for the India vs Sri Lanka series.
To be honest, I asked for it. My body wasn’t up for it, I have some niggles because of the amount of cricket that I have played. I want to play cricket when I am totally up for it, when I can give my 100 per cent. I am lucky that I have got this break. I will train in the gym during this break and improve my fitness. I won’t lie, I am really excited for the South Africa series. I would like to use this break to improve my fitness for the series. I have played 30 ODIs, 25 T20s and 3 Tests in last one year. If they are saying I have played less cricket then I want to tell them ‘I am sorry.’ As an all-rounder it’s even more difficult.
Pandya will be back in the action in the three-ODI series against Sri Lanka starting December 10 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.