Anil Kapoor and Hardik Pandya's Twitter conversation about who is real superstar is going viral. Read here

With adulation and praise pouring in from all corners, one can only hope that Pandya does not lose focus from the game and continues to prove his mirth throughout the Australia series.

Cricketers and Bollywood stars have always shown mutual respect towards each other, be it on social media or otherwise. While many Bollywood films have been made on the lives of cricketers, Bollywood stars have also been spotted taking part in Celebrity Cricket Leagues. The Indian cricket team is on a roll thanks to youngsters like Hardik Pandya performing exceedingly well. A by-product of the lucrative Indian Premier League, Hardik Pandya has become the new pin-up boy of the team and currently enjoys the backing of the captain of Team India, Virat Kohli.

It seems Pandya’s stocks are on the rise as he has also caught the attention of Bollywood’s veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who, as per his tweets, apparently happens to be the cricketer’s admirer. Praising Hardik Pandya’s knock of 83 of 66 balls during the first ODI of the Australia tour, the Mubarakan actor congratulated him on twitter and said that after his performance, the entire country had become a fan of the hard-hitting all-rounder.

Hardik Pandya, being humble has ever, obliged Anil Kapoor with a response, admitting that he was an ardent fan of the actor.

Here is Anil’s tweet:

Hardik Pandya was on the mark when it came to responding to Sonam Kapoor’s father, revealing that he was one of the biggest fans of the Bollywood superstar. Here is Pandya’s response:

Earlier, it was Pandya’s breathtaking 83 off 66 balls that had bailed India out of a precarious situation and the hosts went on to win the first ODI by 26 runs. The second ODI will be played on September 21.