Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya gave the biggest surprise of the new year after he got engaged to Serbian model and his long time girlfriend Natasa Stankovic. The two had posted their photos on social media on numerous occasion, which rose the speculation of a possible relationship between the two.
After two months of speculations and claims, Hardik had finally put a full stop to them, by getting engaged to his lady love. The news spread like a jungle fire and fans flooded in the comments section to congratulate the newly engaged couple.
The engagement of Hardik Pandya and Natasha Stankovic also surprised the Indian captain Virat Kohli. While congratulating this new couple on Instagram, Virat comments brought a little smile on the face of the fans. Kuldeep Yadav also congratulated the couple on their special day.
Hardik Pandya to play for India A
Hardik Pandya, who is recovering from a back injury, was included in the India A squad for a three-match ODI series against New Zealand A, that kickstarts in January 2020. Hardik underwent surgery in October and has been away from cricket since September due to a back injury. The Baroda man was sidelined from action in Bangladesh and West Indies series.
Hardik, 26, has been troubled by injury since the Asia Cup in 2018. He then complained of pain in back in the game against Pakistan and was sidelined for whole of the tournament. Now Hardik will be looking to prove his fitness to be included in India’s squad for New Zealand ODI, T20 and test series.
India A squad for 3 one-day games against New Zealand: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill (Capt), Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan (wicket keeper), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Warrier, Ishan Porel, Khaleel Ahmed and Mohd. Siraj