Twitter is amused to see MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya together in an advertisement

Twitter is amused to see MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya together in an advertisement

The duo has been away from international cricket for quite some time now.

MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya
MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former India captain MS Dhoni and ace all-rounder Hardik Pandya have been out of cricket for some time now. While the former has not been playing international cricket since the ODIs at home against the Windies, Hardik was sidelined following a grave injury since the Asia Cup in September and made an impressive return to competitive cricket in the Ranji Trophy earlier in December.

Both will return to the Indian team for the three-game ODI series in Australia in January. Dhoni has also been picked for the T20I series in New Zealand that will follow the Australia tour.

However, the two renowned cricketers made most of their time off the field. Also known for their camaraderie both on and off the field, Dhoni and Hardik recently featured in an advertisement for Star and it has won the fans’ hearts. Even Hardik himself was amused by the advertisement calling it “Gajab”, the word which he utters in the advertisement as well.

Chittu, Bittu and their binocular

In the video, the two cricketers are seen sitting on the branch of a tree and watching a cricket match with the help of a binocular. They portray roles of two humble men named Chittu and Bittu wearing chappals and speaking in Bhojpuri-style Hindi. Hardik aka Chittu is not comfortable with the idea of watching cricket from the top of the tree and asks his former captain why couldn’t they watch it on television at home.

As Dhoni or Bittu explains to him why there is a problem watching cricket on TV, Hardik notices an ad which speaks about the availability of TV channels at a low rate.

The ad came at a time when the general mood in Indian cricket was more than happy as Virat Kohli’s side defeated Australia by 137 runs in the third Test in Melbourne to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in a four-match series. Twitterati loved the acting skills of the two cricketers and they came up with reactions to the video of the advertisement which was shared by Hardik.

Here’s the video:

Here are some of the reactions:

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