The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced India’s ODI and T20I squads for the upcoming tour of New Zealand. Not long ago, India’s premier all-rounder Hardik Pandya underwent surgery for his long-standing back injury. However, the cricketer was still not deemed fit for New Zealand tour as Pandya was omitted from both the limited-overs squads by BCCI.
NEWS: India’s ODI squad against New Zealand announced: Kohli (C), R. Sharma (VC), P. Shaw, Rahul, Shreyas, M. Pandey, Pant (WK), S. Dube, Kuldeep, Chahal, Jadeja, Bumrah, Shami, Saini, S. Thakur, Kedar— BCCI (@BCCI) January 21, 2020
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Hardik Pandya last represented Team India in a series-deciding third T20I against South Africa in September 2019. After the limited-over series against South Africa, the maverick all-rounder missed out the remainder of India’s home season due to an injury. During his stay away from the game, Pandya can be seen enjoying his life extravagantly. Only a few weeks ago, the cricketer got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Natasa Stankovic after making his romantic proposal to her public.
Hardik Pandya was recently spotted at Mumbai airport where he displayed his ostentatious lifestyle. He was seen wearing a Patek Phillipe’s Nautilus Perpetual Calendar 5740/1G watch which is believed to be worth around ₹1.10 crore. He was also seen sporting a pair of sneakers worth around ₹1 lakh. With branded shoes, shirts and a watch, the Mumbai Indians all-rounder was all draped up in exclusive accessories.
Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya is currently undergoing a rehabilitation program at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. The right-handed batsman is eyeing a place in the Indian squad for the three-match home ODI series against South Africa in March.