It’s an emotional time for Hardik Pandya and his family as he lost his father last week. Hardik’s father Himanshu Pandya always backed his son and wanted to see him play cricket for India at the highest level. His father saw him become a permanent feature in the Indian side who helped India win matches in every format.
Now, Hardik Pandya posted a very touching video and paid tribute to his late father. The 27-year-old posted an emotional video on his official Twitter account which showcased his relationship with his father. The video featured several photos of Hardik with his father who saw him grow both as a person and a cricketer.
Hardik Pandya Pays Tribute To His Father
The video also told how much both Hardik and Krunal loved their father and was their biggest support system in life. A small clip of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan congratulating Hardik’s Father for raising a gem for Indian cricket melted several hearts. The Hindi song ‘Apne to apne hote hain’, in the background shows the extreme pain Hardik is going through right now.
‘To Dad’, wrote Hardik in the caption of the video.
Watch The Video’
To dad ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9eSvF4TPmt
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 23, 2021
Meanwhile, after the unfortunate demise, Hardik Pandya wrote a poem for his dad and expressed that he will forever miss him.
“My daddy As I said to your yesterday Your last one ride. Now rest in peace my king You were a Happy soul! I will miss you everyday dad, Love you always”, wrote an emotional Hardik Pandya.
The Indian all-rounder will return on the cricket field next month during the Test series against England. After his brilliant performances in the white-ball series against Australia, selectors have shown faith in Hardik and picked him in the Test squad.
Earlier this month, Hardik returned to outdoor training and looked ready for a big cricketing season ahead. It will be interesting to see whether Hardik is picked in the side as a specialist batsman or he will resume bowling and plays as an all-rounder. The 4 Test match series between India and England will kick off from 5th February at Chennai.