The Indian team is on a roll at World Cup 2019 after beating arch-rivals Pakistan comfortably in Manchester on Sunday. Still unbeaten in the tournament, India are riding high on confidence as they press forward in their bid of a 3rd World Cup title.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya exuded the same confidence when he made an appearance on Chahal TV. Yuzvendra Chahal interviews his teammates after every game they win these days with the top-performers getting preference to appear on his show and this time he had Pandya for company.
When Chahal asked Pandya what was his latest necklace all about, Pandya showed him a tiny bat and ball hanging from the necklace, entirely made of diamonds. Pandya added that he had got it especially made for the World Cup 2019.
“I got this made especially for the World Cup. You can see there is a bat and a ball. I have painted the seam of the ball as black which is anyway the normal colour on a real ball. This chain, watch and ring are all made of diamonds. It shines!” said an elated Pandya.
Earlier on Sunday against Pakistan, Hardik Pandya knocked the wind out of the opposition’s sails. First, he scored a whirlwind 26 off 19 balls to provide a late impetus to the Indian innings. Later, he returned for his second spell to remove Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik off successive balls to leave Pakistan’s chase in tatters.
India will next play neighbours Afghanistan on June 22 at The Rose Bowl in Hampshire.