Not Parineeti Chopra, but Shibani Dandekar is impressed by Hardik Pandya's 'gangsta' performance

Hardik Pandya is really giving stiff competition to another heartthrob Virat Kohli when it comes to female fans

It seems Hardik Pandya’s stocks are on a meteoric rise. Hardik Pandya has emerged as the new pin-up boy of Indian cricket. He proved that again when he scored 83 off 66 balls, bailing India out of a precarious situation when the score was 87 for 5 and propelled the total to 281. It was the first One Day International against Australia and India won it by 26 runs, to take the early advantage in what promises to be a gruelling series. Hardik Pandya, it seems, is gaining fame among the female fraternity as well. First, there were rumours of something brewing between Pandya and Parineeti, which the actress dismissed as not being true. But now there is another beautiful lady who is in ‘awe’ of young Hardik.

Popular VJ and host Shibani Dandekar was one among those who took to Twitter and praised Hardik for his performance coming in when his side was under pressure. It is great to see the performances of Hardik is being noticed as he is an important cog for Virat Kohli’s 2019 Cricket World Cup dreams. Hardik enjoys the backing and support of captain Virat, who feels he can do what Ben Stokes does for England. That is a massive compliment coming from the Indian skipper.

Here is the tweet of Shibani Dandekar:

To this Hardik could not resist replying. Here is his reply.

It seems Hardik Pandya’s Midas touch is working and with a long home season coming up, Pandya being in shape will hold the key for India’s chances to win.

Pandya also represents Mumbai Indians and is an important member of the team. He was instrumental in many victories this season during the Indian Premier League.