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IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya gets backing after being referred to as ‘Kaalu Bhai’

A user identified as Sameer asked Hardik the reasons why he didn’t join the Windies World Cup squad.

Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya
Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Hardik Pandya didn’t have the greatest of starts to 2019 after he got tangled in a controversy on a TV show where he was featured early this year. However, gradually he found his feet and churned out some decent shows both for India and the Mumbai Indians (MI) for whom he plies his trade in the Indian Premier League (IPL). For him next big thing is the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, beginning on May 30.

Pandya has been a recipient of severe trolls on the social media owing to his antics on the cricket pitch. The 25-year-old Baroda cricketer has a swagger of his own and some of the fans refer to him as a West Indian. A similar occurring took place recently on Instagram.

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Krystle D’Souza, a popular 29-year-old television actress recently posted a picture with Pandya on Instagram. She captioned the picture, showered love on his ‘brother from another mother’ and wrote, “Mere Bhai Jaisa Koi Hard ich Nahi Hai #brotherfromanothermother”

Even on an adorable post, the fans didn’t leave any stone unturned in ridiculing Hardik. Replying to the post, a user identified as Sameer, asked Hardik the reasons why he didn’t join the Windies World Cup squad. “Kaalu bhai. Aap West Indies team ke World Cup squad main select kyun nahi huye? (Why didn’t you get selected for the West Indies World Cup squad?)” the reply read.

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Hardik Pandya gets support

However, Pandya got support from Krystle, who called the user as “mean and obnoxious”. Thereafter, actor, Aparshakti Khurana, brother of Ayushman Khurana, also mentioned that one should support Pandya instead of mocking him, especially before a tournament like the World Cup.

“I think you should not write such comments and definitely not use such language. We all love Hardik because he is a performer. You should rather encourage the Indian team, especially before the World Cup,” Aparshakti wrote.

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Krystle also replied to Khurana’s message, saying: “That’s so well put! People are so mean and obnoxious and just because they are sitting behind a screen typing, they think they can get away with anything! I guess ignorance is bliss in this case! Their words make no difference to his superb performance… BUT thank you.”

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