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Krunal Pandya is all set to marry his girlfriend Pankhuri Sharma

Cricketer Krunal Pandya is all set to marry girlfriend Pankhuri Sharma on December 27 and the all-rounder has posted adorable pre-wedding pictures on his Instagram account.

He wrote, “Can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with her! Ecstatic • Blessed • Thankful.” Krunal has become a good household name in the Indian Premier League for his franchise side Mumbai Indians. Krunal is the elder brother of India all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

 

Here is Pandya’s cricket-themed pre-wedding photoshoot: 

Krunal met Pankhuri at a common gathering two years ago and the two eventually started dating. ” “She is a friend of my friend. We met at a common gathering two years ago and developed a liking for each other. We both are of same age and get along a lot. What I like about her is her simplicity and supportive nature,” he told in November.

 

Krunal was part of the Mumbai Indians team that won this year’s IPL title. He was awarded man-of-the-match in the final for his 38-ball 47 against Rising Pune Supergiant – a match Mumbai won by one run.

 

“Well, I proposed her for marriage after our team Mumbai Indians became champions in the IPL this year. I was awarded man of the match in the finals and I thought it was the right time,” he said.

 

Krunal Pandya had earlier said that he would tie the knot with Pankhuri in December. “We will marry in a ceremony attended by family members and close relatives. On the same evening, a reception will be organized. I am very happy that I am marrying a girl who is more like a friend and understands me,” Krunal was quoted.

 

Cricket dominated the theme of the pre-wedding shoot. Krunal posted another picture on similar lines and captioned, “And Krunal gets bowled! @pankhuriisharma.”

 

The left-hand all-rounder Krunal Pandya considers Pankhuri as his “ultimate guide” and the Mumbai Indians player didn’t hesitate to post this on social media as he wrote, “My Ultimate Guide @pankhuriisharma.”

 

So guys do you like Krunal Pandya and Pankhurii Sharma’s Pre-wedding Photoshoot. Do share your comments in below section.

Is Hardik Pandya ‘Ranveer Singh’ of cricket?

If there is anything that cricketer Hardik Pandya does more often than hitting spinners for sixes then it is changing his hairstyle. He is probably even ahead of his captain Virat Kohli when it comes to experimentation with looks. The all-rounder remains in headlines either owing to his smashing on-field performances or through his ever-changing looks.

The all-rounder recently shared a photo on social media that brought him a series of mixed reactions. While some liked his look, others were quick to bluntly disapprove.

The young cricketer not only surprises fans with different hairstyles but makes sure they are funky and quirky enough to become a talking point on social media. He seems to be unfazed even if the hairstyle gets him troll.

Captioned “Don’t be afraid of change… it’s leading you to a new beginning,” the first post features Pandya posing with a phone in one hand and a napkin with a number written on it in the other. With a smirk on his face and a winking pose, it seems the cricketer it up to something. Check out the picture here.

What followed this was something Pandya must have already anticipated just like he anticipates where the spinner is going to pitch the ball. But the bold cricketer still went ahead with it.

What’s more, he even got himself compared with celebs having eccentric fashion sense.

 

To be fair, there were few who appreciated his look as well:

What do you think Guys? Is Pandya really inspired from Ranveer Singh? If Yes, then do comment it in the below section.

Sunil Gavaskar and Sehwag backs MS Dhoni to continue playing in T20Is

MS Dhoni received some flak from former cricketers, especially VVS Laxman, following the second T20I against New Zealand on November 4. Despite scoring a solid 49 off 37 when India had already lost half their side in the chase, the likes of Laxman and Ajit Agarkar decided to criticise the former India captain, saying that it was time he gave up T20 cricket. Laxman had said it was time Dhoni gave youngsters a chance in T20 format. However, Dhoni’s former teammate and swashbuckling India opener Virender Sehwag provided the perfect counter to Laxman’s statement. Sehwag backed Dhoni and said that he would never block the way for any youngster and step down at the right time.

“Team India needs MS Dhoni at the moment, even in T20 cricket. He will step down at the right time. He will never block the way for any young cricketer,” the big-hitting opener said.

Sehwag had earlier said that the Indian team was “yet to find a suitable replacement” for Dhoni.

Despite the increasing criticism on MS Dhoni’s dwindling form in recent times, legendary Indian batsman  Sunil Gavaskar too has backed the 36-year old to continue playing in T20Is. Defending the wicket-keeper batsman’s struggles in the shortest format of the game, the former captain insisted that the seasoned campaigner gets unnecessary disapproval due to his advancing age even as under-whelming performances from youngsters like Hardik Pandya are being swept under the carpet.

Gavaskar told, “When somebody reaches an age beyond 30, then I think all of us are looking to find fault with that over-30 person every time. We actually hasten somebody’s retirement from the game by demanding too much of the person. We do not look at the guys under 30 who actually haven’t done anything but we tend to sort of overlook that. So, we will not look at the failure of others in the same innings. Hardik Pandya getting out for one by not picking up a googly, we will not look at that. We will not look at the fact that openers did not give the usual start. We will only point a finger at MS Dhoni. So that is unfortunate (and) that is India for you.”

Chasing 197 for a win in Rajkot, Dhoni came into bat with 67 for four in 9.1 overs. Despite Virat Kohli going great guns at the other end, India didn’t have too much batting left after Dhoni. The likes of Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were the players left.

Dhoni made a slow start and failed to rotate the strike as regularly as some of the experts would have liked. During his stay in the middle, Dhoni scored 26 runs in boundaries from five deliveries (3×6, 2×4) but managed only 23 from the remaining 32 deliveries.

India lost Kohli in the 17th over with the score on 123 and Dhoni departed in the final over as India fell short by 40 runs.

India play the series-decider on Tuesday and certainly Dhoni’s batting position will be under spotlight as the home team aims to go for the kill at Thiruvananthapuram.

A new “Bollywood and cricket link-up” is about to set? Hardik and Parineeti’s Twitter post suggests

While fans have seen many love stories being build between the celebrities from cricket and Bollywood, with Zaheer Khan – Sagarika Ghatga and Virat Kohli – Anushka Sharma being the prime examples. If Hardik Pandya’s tweet is to be believed, we could soon another couple being added to the list.

Bollywood actress Parnineeti Chopra recently posted a picture on Twitter, expressing how loved she is feeling, to which Pandya replied and a conversation started.

Here is the chain of tweets:

“The perfect trip with the most amazing partner Love is in the air!!! “, Parineeti tweeted.

“@ParineetiChopra Can I guess?
I think this is a second Bollywood & Cricket link. :p
Great click by the way,” Pandya asked the actress if it’s another Bollywood – cricket link.

“@hardikpandya7 Hahaha. Maybe. Maybe not. All I can say is that the clue is in the pic itself!!!”, Parineet kept him guessing while admitting what he guessed could be possible

Panyda was rested from India’s last One Day International against Sri Lanka, which is presently being played at Colombo.