India star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has posted a touching message for his father Himanshu Pandya who passed away last month after suffering a cardiac arrest. Time and again, Pandya has opened up on the role of his father in his and his brother Krunal Pandya’s careers. The Pandya household had a tough time financially before the two brothers made it big in the game.
Himanshu had a small car finance business in Surat. Later, he shut it down and moved to Vadodara to facilitate his sons with better cricket facilities. He got them enrolled in Kiran More’s Cricket Academy there. And whole his struggle continued, his sons made sure to work hard. The hard work eventually paid off as both the brothers earned lucrative IPL contracts before going on to play for India.
Unsurprisingly, Hardik is completely heartbroken ever since his father passed away. The star all-rounder had broken down in tears as soon as he saw the mortal remains of his father last month and had later posted a heartfelt tribute for him on his social media profiles. And on Tuesday, Hardik once again remembered his father with yet another touching message.
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Hardik Pandya’s message for father
Hardik Pandya took to Twitter to post an old video of his father and said that the latter’s absence makes him cry. The video was shot in 2017 when Hardik had surprised his father by gifting him a brand new SUV. Himanshu was at a Jeep showroom admiring one of the SUVs and was on a video call with Hardik before receiving the surprise.
The manager of the showroom came up to Himanshu and told him that he was the owner of the car which left him completely speechless and visibly emotional. Sharing the video, Hardik wrote:
“Knowing you are not here makes me cry ! But seeing you smile like a kid who got his candy makes me smile and remember you with so much joy ! Love you dad”
Knowing you are not here makes me cry ! But seeing you smile like a kid who got his candy makes me smile and remember you with so much joy !
Love you dad pic.twitter.com/y8VXgQNUE6
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) February 2, 2021
Meanwhile, the all-rounder is all set to return to Tests. Pandya has not played a Test since the tour of England in 2018. Hardik was sidelined for a lengthy period due to a back injury. He is now all set to don the Test whites once again after being named in the squad for the first two games of the upcoming four-match Test series against England. According to media reports, he has been picked in the team as a specialist batsman and is unlikely to bowl at all.
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