‘Dressing room feels empty without you’ – KL Rahul to Hardik Pandya after 3rd T20I against West Indies
Hardik Pandya is currently recovering from his back surgery.
Updated - Dec 12, 2019 4:55 pm
KL Rahul, the Indian opener played in his top-notch form against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in 3rd T20I of three-match series. His swashbuckling knock of 91 runs off 56 balls was one of the reasons that led Virat Kohli and Co to win a crucial encounter against the visitors and was also given Man of the Match for his magical knock. However, after the match, he was accompanied by one of his best friends Hardik Pandya, who asked some funny questions to the Karnataka batsman.
Pandya is currently away from the national side as he is recovering from his back injury. He made his last appearance for Team India against South Africa in the 3rd T20I of the three-match series. After a successful surgery of the back, he has hit the gym and started working hard to get back into cricket as soon as possible.
Recently, the Baroda all-rounder also stated that he will most likely to be back before the New Zealand tour that is scheduled to be held next year in late January.
KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya involved in conversation after 3rd T20I at Wankhede Stadium
KL Rahul was offered with an opportunity to open in the T20I series against West Indies after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out from the tournament due to an injury. He grabbed the chance with both hands and used it to the fullest with two fifties in three games. He played a memorable knock of 91 runs off 56 balls at Wankhede Stadium with nine boundaries and four big sixes. The Karnataka batsman also ended as the 2nd leading scorer after Virat Kohli.
After the match, BCCI shared a video in which Hardik Pandya was spotted saying that he was mesmerised with the way the Indian batsman played in series decider against West Indies. At one point Pandya felt that he should grab a bat and go inside to play. On the other side, the Karnataka batsman said that the team is waiting for him to be back as soon. Rahul also added that the dressing room looks empty without Hardik.
Hardik Pandya, the prolific Indian all-rounder has donned Indian jersey in 11 Tests, 54 ODIs and 40 T20Is and has mustered more than 1500 runs with 108 wickets across all the formats.
Here is the video from BCCI:
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 12, 2019