Hardik and Krunal Pandya surprised MS Dhoni on his birthday with a visit to Ranchi from Vadodara on a chartered plane. Dhoni turned 39 on Tuesday and celebrated the birthday at his farmhouse.
Pandya brothers had landed in Ranchi on Tuesday evening, and they were accompanied by Pankhuri, Krunal's wife. Natasa Stankovic's presence was not confirmed in the group. They left after spending time with Dhoni and family on Tuesday night.
Hardik also informed ICC about the trip via BCCI as mandated by the whereabouts anti-doping disclosures.
Everyone followed the social distancing norms and both the brothers can also be seen wearing masks in the picture. Dhoni had made arrangements for them and two vehicles were waiting for them.
“It’s a sweet gesture by the two. I did not know about it but, I can tell you their (the Pandyas) heart is at the right place,” Shishir Hattangadi, the CEO of the Baroda Cricket Association, told Mirror.
The surprise visit by Pandya's shows a good bond between the Indian cricketers. Hardik has often made acknowledged the support from Dhoni in the early phase of his career.