The Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya took to Twitter on Saturday to post an emotional video as the cricketer paid tribute to his late father. Hardik’s father died on January 16. In the two-minute-long video, there is a snippet in which an interaction between Hardik’s father and legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan can be seen.
During their chat, Amitabh Bachchan was seen praising Hardik’s father for raising a son who has made the country proud. The video also includes a montage of pictures of Hardik with his father. Captioning the video on Twitter, Hardik wrote: “To dad.”
To dad ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9eSvF4TPmt
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 23, 2021
Last week, Hardik wrote an emotional note in memory of his late father. He had shared some pictures with his father and said that losing him was one of the “most difficult things” for the 27-year-old cricketer to accept in his life.
Captioning the images on his Instagram, Hardik Pandya wrote: “To My Daddy and my Hero To lose you is one of the most difficult things to accept in life but you have left us so many great memories that we can only imagine you smiling”.
Hardik, who has played 11 Test matches for the country, will soon return to the field when India will be hosting the English team for the four-match series at home. The all-rounder, who was rested for the Test series in Australia, was named in the 18-member squad for the first two matches against England.
The flamboyant all-rounder has not played a Test match since September 2018. After that, he also underwent back surgery and is yet to resume bowling long spells — a factor that saw him missing out on the Test series Down Under.