Hardik Pandya shares a photo on board a plane with his son Agastya.© Instagram
All-rounder Hardik Pandya boarded a flight to Chennai – the venue for the first two tests against England – as the Indian team prepares for the home games against England. Pandya, after being named to India’s testing team for a long time, took to Instagram to share a photo onboard an airplane with his son Agastya, who boarded a flight for the first time. In the adorable photo, Hardik’s son can be seen with a smile on his father’s lap while looking at the camera. “My son’s first flight,” Hardik wrote with the photo on Instagram.
The post drew a lot of likes and comments in no time, with Agastya’s mom Natasa Stankovic posting several red heart emojis in the photo. Afghanistan’s leg spinner Rashid Khan was one of the first to show his affection.
Hardik has not played a test match in over a year, with his last appearance in 2018 against England in Southampton.
However, Hardik was part of the limited-overs series on the Australian tour last year, where he was one of the most notable performers in both One-day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
Playing as a specialist batsman in the series, he left his mark, finishing as India’s leading run scorer in the three-game ODI series – which Australia won 2-1.
In the following T20I series, Hardik took some crucial blows as India took the series 2-1, earning him the Player of the Series award.
Hardik had undergone low back surgery towards the end of 2019, leaving him out of the home in the Test series against South Africa and Bangladesh early last year and in an away two-match Test series against New Zealand.
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