Hardik Pandya has become an integral part of the Indian team setup since his debut in 2016. He has played some memorable knocks and has bowled some very good spells in the last few matches and got a well deserved break recently.
Pandya was not picked for the Nidahas Trophy 2018, after a grueling series in South Africa. However, his presence is not missed by his teammates it seems.
Dinesh Karthik and KL Rahul, two of his India teammates took part in the DK-KL best friend challenge for the BCCI.tv website and claimed that they are happy that Pandya is not there with them.
In a video posted by BCCI on their Twitter, KL Rahul begins the message to Hardik saying, "We don't miss you at all."
"Yeah, it is far more relaxed. We are definitely not missing you. Everything is good," he told Hardik Pandya. KL Rahul also said that the next three months would be the most peaceful of their lives, thanks to all the three playing for different teams in IPL 2018.
KL Rahul then explained the reason, "It is very peaceful because he (Hardik Pandya) is like a Diva. He wants all the attention. Everybody look at me. Everybody listen to me... We are not interested. We don't want to, dude."
However, the duo broke down and admitted that Pandya’s energy in the dressing room was missed and signed off by saying "We miss him."
Here is the video of the conversation:
Hey @hardikpandya7 - Looks like your buddies @klrahul11 and @DineshKarthik have a special message for you ;)— BCCI (@BCCI) March 10, 2018
Full video of the DK-KL Best friend challenge coming soon on https://t.co/Z3MPyesSeZ
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