Hardik Pandya Wishes Zaheer Khan Happy Birthday Unpleasantly, Gets An Epic Reply
New Delhi: All-rounder Hardik Pandya wished former cricketer Zaheer Khan on his birthday in an unpleasant way, which received criticism from Twitter users, on Monday but the true gentleman of the game, Zaheer came back with an epic reply in his own style. Hardik Pandya, on Zak's birthday, posted a video in which he can be seen hitting the pacer "out of the park". While Hardik Pandya's tweet angered fans, Zaheer Khan responded calmly, reminding the all-rounder of the next delivery he had faced in that match.
"Hahahaha....thank you for the wishes @hardikpandya7 my batting skills can never be as good as yours but the birthday was as good as the next delivery you faced from me in this match," Zaheer Khan said in a tweet.
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"Happy birthday Zak ... Hope you smash it out of the park like I did here @ImZaheer," Pandya had tweeted earlier.
Hahahaha....thank you for the wishes @hardikpandya7 my batting skills can never be as good as yours but the birthday was as good as the next delivery you faced from me in this match 😉 https://t.co/anhQdrUBN7— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) October 8, 2019
Recently, Hardik Pandya has shared his journey towards full recovery via a video on Twitter from the lower back surgery he underwent in the United Kingdom (UK). For his back issue, Hardik has left for the UK to get treatment by the same doctor who treated him during India's tour of England in 2018 and 2019 World Cup. The all-rounder had aggravated his back injury during the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against South Africa. "Baby steps .. but my road to full fitness begins here and now. Thank you to everyone for their support and wishes, it means a lot," read the caption of his Twitter video.
Baby steps .. but my road to full fitness begins here and now 💪 Thank you to everyone for their support and wishes, it means a lot 🙏 pic.twitter.com/shjo78uyr9— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) October 8, 2019
For the ongoing three-Test series against the visiting South Africans, Hardik Pandya was not picked in the India squad. He will also be missing the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Bangladesh. The series will be played in Indian, starting November 3.
In his career, Hardik has played 11 Tests, 54 ODIs and 40 T20Is so far. He will be an important part of the Indian squad for the next year's World T20 slated to be held in Australia.