Hardik Pandya shared a mirror selfie with his brother Krunal and sister-in-law Pankhuri.© Instagram
All-rounder Hardik Pandya from Mumbai Indians took to Instagram to share a mirror selfie with his older brother Krunal and sister-in-law Pankhuri Sharma. Hardik, who recently became a father, missed his partner Natasa Stankovic and that was reflected in his caption: “3 Musketeers @natasastankovic__ we missed you”. Natasa was also quick to respond to Hardik’s post, responding to the same emotions she wrote, “Miss you guys,” along with a few emojis. Hardik and Krunal, both are currently in UAE to compete in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) which kicks off with Mumbai Indians starting their title defense against the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at 19 September.
Spending time without his young family isn’t easy, but Hardik is concentrating on his preparations ahead of IPL 2020, the schedule of which was announced after a long wait on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians are the most successful franchise in the tournament’s history with four titles, and the two Pandya brothers have been a big part of the success the franchise has enjoyed over the years.
With the new season comes a new set of challenges and the Mumbai-based franchise is even more determined to add more silverware to their closet and that is reflected in their training sessions.
Hardik is excited about the IPL 2020 and believes the tournament will be a “stress relief” for fans during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I don’t think there will be much different as we have played without fans in the past. Me and my brother (Krunal Pandya) were talking during the COVID time and we were discussing that for the fans the IPL will be a cherry because no one has seen cricket in a while and people have been through hard times, ”Hardik told ANI.
“So this will be a stress relief for everyone, because they will be sitting at 8pm and watching the IPL for two months. So everyone will have the satisfaction of having something fun happening. The fans will enjoy it,” he explained.
(With ANI inputs)
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