India’s fielding coach R Sridhar recently compared Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya with a gangster from one of the British television crime drama series ‘Peaky Blinders’ when Hardik posted a picture on his Instagram account. Dressed in a black suit and a hat, Pandya looked dapper in the picture.
R Sridhar, who is currently in Nagpur with the Indian team for the second Test match against Sri Lanka, posted a comment on Pandya’s picture saying:
‘Looking Like a Peaky Blinder!’
‘Peaky Blinders’ is a British television crime drama based on the exploits of the Peaky Blinders gang during the aftermath of World War I.
Earlier, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) rested Hardik Pandya for Sri Lanka series. BCCI in its statement released on November 10, said:
The All-India Senior Selection Committee in consultation with the Indian team management has decided to rest all-rounder Hardik Pandya for the upcoming Paytm Test series against Sri Lanka.
While explaining their decision, BCCI added,
Considering Pandya’s heavy recent workload, the decision was made to negate any possibility of a major injury concern. Pandya will undergo a period of strength at conditioning at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Pandya made his debut in Test cricket during India tour of Sri Lanka in August 2017.
Team India are scheduled to play 3 Test matches, 3 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and as much T20Is against Sri Lanka.