Hardik Pandya ignores fans: The Indian all-rounder was seen walking away from fans after India’s practice session at SCG.
While India all-rounder Hardik Pandya was preparing for his international comeback after nearly four months, lesser would he have known that an appearance on a chat show would increase his wait to represent India.
Given all that has happened this week, there is no hiding to what Pandya and India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul said on renowned talk show Koffee With Karan. While no one would have ever expected a talk show to take a toll on a cricketers, the same happened with both of them being ruled out of the Sydney ODI for their misogynist comments.
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The build-up to them being ruled out saw them, predominantly Pandya, receive plentiful flak on social media platform Twitter for their inappropriate comments. The same has it in it to dampen their spirits at a personal level.
Pandya returning back from a practice session at the SCG gave impression of being affected from the intense furore which has come his way this week.
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A large number of Indian fans were waiting outside the stadium to take autographs of the Indian fans and get themselves clicked. It was at this point in time that Pandya also walked out but ended up ignoring all his fans despite them cheering him and calling his name loudly.
Watch the full video below:
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Moments after Pandya walked out of the SCG, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni was also witnessed on his way back. Just as fans started to cheer loudly, Dhoni stopped and acknowledged their presence by signing autographs and getting clicked. Watch the full video below:
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