An Indian all-rounder player and one of the best player of Indian Cricket team – Hardik Pandya. He had a successful white-ball series in Australia and now he has returned to India to spend some quality time with his wife and new born son named Agastya.
Pandya posted a photo where he could be seen feeding his little son Agastya with a bottle on social media. He captioned the photo by writing ‘From national duty to father duty’.
Hardik Pandya had a fabulous limited-overs cricket series in Australia, he scored around 210 runs from the three ODIs and 78 runs from the three T20Is. He also won the Man-of-the-Match title twice in the six games.
However, Pandya was not originally picked in for the Test squad for the most – awaited 4 match Border-Gavaskar Trophy series.
But there were also talks going on of him kept in the match in Australia for the Test series because of the kind of form and the way he played in during the ODI and T20I series. Also, former cricketers such as Shane Warne backed him to play the Test series.
Mohammed Kaif had also suggested to the Indian team and Indian Cricket association to keep Hardik Pandya with the Test squad. He said that time is perfect for Hardik to be added to the Test squad, in this red hot form going on it is worth holding him back in Australia.
Pandya also said that he would like to see his family back home.
However, Pandya had ruled out the possibility. He said that the plans to take him back to India after the 3rd and final T20I in Sydney is completed had been made. Hardik last played a Test for India and Indian team during their tour of England back in 2018.
Pandya told the presenter when he was asked on Fox Sports that whether he will consider staying back for the Test series. He replied saying that he will leave that to some other time. He really likes to see his family back home and so said that the plans have been already made.
Hardik has been away from his family for more than past 4 months because he had travelled to UAE for Indian Premier League. He travelled without his wife Natasa Stankovic and his little newborn son Agastya while a few of his Mumbai Indians teammates were accompanied by their family members who were travelling along with them.
Hardik had said that he was missing his son a lot as he spoke to the press during the ODI series. He said that he is missing his child. When he left the house, the child was only of 15 days and now the child will be of four months. He said that he is waiting for when he will return. He also said that a lot of things have changed but it is for the better and this is the best time in his life.
Hardik was seen visiting a Baby Store with the captain of Indian cricket team – Virat Kohli in Sydney as he gets ready to head home. Also, Kohli will also head home after the 1st Test to be with his wife – Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma for the birth of their first child.