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Hardik Pandya loves being flamboyant. His serious, no-nonsense face may make some feel about him as a blunt personality. But its just a sort of mask that hides his real self that is described as playful and sometimes cheeky.
Just a few days ago, we witnessed him getting into a fun conversation with Bollywood actress, Parineeti Chopra. It was a friendly exchange but made news as it came unexpectedly.
But, before people could forget about it entirely, Pandya was seen engaging playfully with another female celebrity – Shibani Dandekar. She seemed mighty impressed with Pandya’s match-winning effort which enabled India to win the opening ODI against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Batting first, the hosts, powered by Nathan Coulter-Nile’s opening burst, reduced India to 11 for three before Marcus Stoinis’ two-wicket haul further damaged the hosts, leaving them reeling at 87 for five.
However, the match turned in India’s favour once Pandya joined MS Dhoni. The pair added 118-runs for the sixth wicket and rescued India from 87-5 to a challenging total. Pandya slammed 83 off just 66 balls with the help of five fours and as many sixes.
Later on, he made an impression with the ball as well by up snapping two wickets to help Indian restrict the visitors to 137 for nine and win the match by 26 runs (DLS method).
Everyone on social media highly appreciated his brilliant performance. But, the most eye-catching among all of them was from VJ Shibani Dandekar.
— shibani dandekar (@shibanidandekar) September 17, 2017
Pandya quickly made a reply
Hahaa thank you shiiiiiii 🤗
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) September 17, 2017
And, then there was a happy ending
muaaah beast mode 💪🏾❤️ https://t.co/GKKGHQVsLJ
— shibani dandekar (@shibanidandekar) September 18, 2017
Their friendship is no surprise as both happen to be associated with the IPL and may probably also share a similar set of friends and acquaintances as well.