The relation between Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya and former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is quite well known. The all-rounder has paid tribute to the veteran on many occasions and it came as no surprise that he met Dhoni ahead of the first T20I clash against New Zealand.
The men in blue touched down in Ranchi on Wednesday and Hardik Pandya shared an image with Dhoni on social media along with the caption - 'Sholay 2 coming soon'. It is a special series for Pandya as he will be leading the national side.
In the two pictures shared on Hardik Pandya's social media handle, he can be seen posing with Dhoni. He was sitting in the driver's seat of a motorcycle while the former skipper was in the side car.
Checkout the pictures below:
Sholay 2 coming soon 😉 pic.twitter.com/WixkPuBHg0— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 26, 2023
Hardik Pandya has already lead team India against Ireland, New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the past and with a top-notch captaincy record in the IPL 2022 with Gujarat Titans, many experts have tipped him to get the role on a full-time basis.
Rohit Sharma led India to a 3-0 ODI series win over the Kiwis with the opener knocking his first hundred in over three years during the third match in Indore. However, he has not played a single T20I match for India since the end of the T20 World Cup in Australia last year.
Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have not played for India in the shortest format of the game and with the selectors looking to provide chances to youngster, it is a possibility that Hardik Pandya can be leading the side in times to come.
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