India and Mumbai Indians star Hardik Pandya happens to be one of the most celebrated all-rounders in world cricket. His record especially in white-ball cricket has been superb and he has proven himself on quite a few occasions. He can be pretty effective with the bat in hand, while also being a more than handy bowling option. Moreover, he is a great fielder as well and can take some stunning catches apart from diving around to save a few vital runs.
Other than his cricketing skills, Hardik is also known for his style statement and on Sunday, during the first of three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, he was spotted wearing a blue headband which complemented the navy blue India kit pretty well. Even England pacer Stuart Broad, who likes to don headgears himself, was impressed with the 27-year-old's style and left him a complement on social media.
Reacting to a post featuring the both of them wearing the headdress, Broad wrote, "Love it @hardikpandya7😍."
Check out the post here:
Talking about the match, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka opted to bat first after winning the toss at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. It should be noted that both the teams were without some of their key players. Regular Team India members like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah among others are in the United Kingdom gearing up for a five-match Test series against England. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka also had a second string side owing to injuries and all the turmoil going on in Sri Lanka Cricket.
Meanwhile, the big news regarding Hardik is that although there were concerns regarding his fitness with several players questioning if he will be fit enough to ball, the junior Pandya did roll his arms over for 5 overs. Moreover, he also managed to pick a wicket, conceding 34 runs in a positive sign for Team India, who are banking on him to bowl his overs so that they can get their combination right for the T20 World Cup later this year. Notably, Hardik had undergone a back surgery in October 2019 post which he hadn't been bowling regularly.