Hardik Pandya posted a picture alongside his brother Krunal Pandya, calling him a pure motivator. The Indian all-rounder took to Instagram to upload the picture. The picture was clicked outside their hotel rooms in Colombo.
“My pure motivator. Love you bro @krunalpandya24,” Hardik Pandya captioned the image.
In the picture, both the brothers can be seen wearing sleeveless T-shirts. Both the players were expected to feature in the final ODI against Sri Lanka on Friday. However, India made as many as 6 changes in the playing XI. While Hardik Pandya makes into the playing XI, Krunal Pandya has been opted-out.
Hardik Pandy was seen rolling his arms over in both the ODIs. Though, he didn’t look at his best. He bowled only 4 overs in the last ODI and got out for a duck. It remains to be seen if he could deliver better performances in the coming games.
Former cricketer, Aakash commentators recently stated that Pandya is either out of form or not fit enough to bowl.
“It doesn’t seem like (Whether Hardik Pandya is bowling fit.). Is it the form or fitness its tough to say for us from here. He hasn’t bowled for a long time. He bowled 2-4 overs against England (earlier in the year). He hasn’t bowled since, then. Didn’t bowl in the IPL either. He has almost made himself unavailable from Test cricket,” Aakash Chopra said on ESPNCricinfo.
India is currently playing the last ODI against Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. At the time of writing, India is 147 for 3 in 23 overs. Suryakumar Yadav and Manish Pandey were batting on the crease at 22 for 17 and 10 for 15, respectively before the match got delayed due to rain.