The incident took place while Hardik Pandya was returning to the team hotel with Ishant and KL Rahul.
The incident took place after the day’s play when India was defeat by 31 runs and while Hardik Pandya was returning to the hotel with Ishant Sharma and KL Rahul. While on his way he went straight to the concierge.
According to the Telegraph, this is what he informed the staff: “This parcel contains food which wasn’t even touched by us when we dined... Please give it to anybody who comes in the hotel’s vicinity asking for food (which is a regular occurrence at night)... It has been packed for that person.”
While this did not generate enough attention, the hotel staff was mighty impressed by the Hardik Pandya’s heartfelt gesture and it also showed them how grounded these players are despite having all the luxury in their day to day life. After getting defeated by the England team, there are questions being raised over Hardik’s performance, with former West Indies fast bowler leading the charge.
“Why not pick a batsman (instead)? Pandya got a few runs in the second innings but is he a better batsman than Pujara? I don’t think so, and you don’t need him as a bowler in my eyes,” Holding was as quoted by Sky Sports. However, the final decision still rests with the Indian cricket team management and we have to see wait and watch what changes are going to be made in the squad for the second test. X
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