Hardik Pandya plays cricket in his own unique style and carries that off the field as well. From some crazy hairstyles to a lot of bling, Pandya is certainly on his way to becoming a style icon in the country. On Saturday, Pandya took to Twitter to post couple of pics to unveil his new look. Both posts were instant hits garnering over '35k likes' combined and over '1,635 retweets'. Fans came in hordes to reply on the two posts and while some made fun of Pandya's new look others were all praise for the India all-rounder.
Don't be afraid of change... it's leading you to a new beginning! pic.twitter.com/2N4KNIXU94— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) November 11, 2017
Let your light shine. pic.twitter.com/Ys1eYInXPY— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) November 10, 2017
Some of the fans were not too impressed and made their feelings clear.
Male version of Lady Gaga— Dexter (@MunnaKaTunna) November 11, 2017
Joker Jesa Look Kyu Rkh Rha Bhai— N I S H A N T. (@NishantADHolic) November 11, 2017
Bro!!! Batting p bhi dhyan de lo thoda— Shahzad gori (@sgreatgori) November 10, 2017
What's that?— Muskan Sharma (@MuskanMm711643) November 10, 2017
Abe chindi chor batting par focus kar... ye maathe par painting krane se kuch nahin hoga— Karan (@karanku100) November 11, 2017
Others were far less critical with some female fans of the cricketer going gaga over the pictures.
Woah! man.. killing it..— Priyanshi Raina3 (@PriyanshiSinha3) November 11, 2017
@hardikpandya7 Hey handsome— Prathi (@____prathi____) November 11, 2017
Love u— Neha Sharma (@Neha2028) November 11, 2017
Waooo awsmmm my hero....kung fu pandya.....luvv uhhh so much.......— Riya Sarkar (@RiyaSar09257842) November 11, 2017
Meanwhile, regarding on the field matters, Pandya, who was earlier included in the India squad for the first two Tests against Sri Lanka, has been rested from the series owing to his "heavy recent workload", the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a media statement on Friday.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee in consultation with the Indian team management has decided to rest all-rounder Hardik Pandya for the upcoming Paytm Test series against Sri Lanka. Mr Pandya was named in the squad for the first two Tests," the BCCI stated.
"Considering Mr Pandya's heavy recent workload, the decision was made to negate any possibility of a major injury concern. Mr Pandya will undergo a period of strength and conditioning at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru."
Virat Kohli will lead the 15-member team in the first two Tests with the opening Test slated to start on November 16 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.