Hardik Pandya thanks 'bhabhi' Nita Ambani for visiting him in London

Updated: Oct 11, 2019, 11:30 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Pandya had complained of lower back pain after India's final T20I against South Africa in Bengaluru on September 22.

Nita Ambani paying Hardik Pandya a visit in London. Pic/ Hardik Pandya Instagram
Nita Ambani paying Hardik Pandya a visit in London. Pic/ Hardik Pandya Instagram

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya had recently undergone surgery for his lower-back and is currently in London recuperating. Hardik Pandya is on the road to recovery and fitness back again.

However, Hardik Pandya had a surprise visit from none other than IPL franchise Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani. Hardik Pandya, who looked pleased, also expressed his gratitude towards the businesswoman and was quite humbled by Nita Ambani's visit. Hardik Pandya is part of the Mumbai Indians team in IPL.

The cricketing all-rounder took to social networking site Twitter to post a photo with a caption: "Thank you Bhabhi for coming to meet me here in London. Humbled by your gesture. Your wishes and encouraging words mean a lot to me. You have always been an inspiration."

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed last week that Hardik Pandya underwent surgery in London.

Hardik Pandya, who celebrates his birthday today, underwent surgery exactly a week before on October 4. Pandya first went to London on October 2 and was accompanied by team India physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar.

Hardik Pandya had first complained of pain in his lower back after India's final T20I match against South Africa in Bengaluru on September 22.

"Hardik Pandya complained of lower back pain after India's final Paytm T20I against South Africa in Bengaluru on 22nd September. The BCCI Medical Team consulted a panel of spine specialists in England and they recommended surgery for a long-term solution to this issue," the BCCI said in a statement.

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Hardik Pandya shares a great chemistry with his brother Krunal and sister-in-law Pankhuri
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    Born on October 11, 1993, Hardik Pandya is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Hardik Pandya has established himself as India's premier all-rounder which has made him a regular in the Indian team line-up. Hardik Pandya recently missed the India-Australia series due to a back injury.

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    Hardik Pandya's father Himanshu Pandya ran a small car finance business in Surat. However, he chose to shut down the business and move to Vadodara when Hardik was a little child. Hardik Pandya's father made this move in order to facilitate his sons with better cricket training. He enrolled his two sons (Hardik and Krunal) into Kiran More's cricket academy in Vadodara.

    In pic: Hardik Pandya shared this picture where he is spotted with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sakshi and Pankhuri Sharma. He captioned, "About last night!! So good to see them!! #friendslikefamily @krunalpandya_official we missed you"

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    The Pandya family lived in a rented apartment in Gorwa, with the brothers (Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya) using a second-hand car to travel to the cricket ground. Hardik studied till ninth grade before dropping out to focus on his cricket.

    In pic: Hardik Pandya shared this picture, where he is spotted with his brother Krunal Pandya and sister-in-law Pankhuri Sharma. He wrote, "Obviously I can’t do anything in the gym but I can guide them for sure"

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    Hardik Pandya's brother Krunal Pandya got married to his long-time girlfriend Pankhuri Sharma on December 17, 2017. Hardik Pandya is still single

    In pic: Hardik Pandya is known to be extremely close to his brother Krunal Pandya and Krunal's wife Pankhuri. He shared this picture from Krunal Pandya's wedding and wrote, "You can’t see it, you can’t touch it but they’re my lifeline and I feel it whenever they’re around!"

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    Hardik Pandya shared this picture on Pankhuri Sharma's birthday. He wrote, "Happy birthday pankhu Betu ?? And I agree with Krunal you are the best thing happened to him and our family ?? @pankhuriisharma"

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    Hardik Pandya shared this picture of himself with his brother Krunal and Pankhuri Sharma, "Thank you @tisastudio for all the amazing outfits for Krunal’s wedding!"

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    Hardik Pandya seems to be overjoyed in this picture which he shared from Krunal Pandya's wedding. He wrote, "Hahaha they did it! @pankhuriisharma @krunalpandya_official"

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    Hardik Pandya shared these photoshoot pictures of Krunal Pandya's wedding album, captioned, "Krunal Pandya: Caught n Bowled Pankhuri - 0(1) !!!! My jaans are getting married and I am super excited for the wedding. Let the happiness begin!!! #BowledOverBeauty"

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    Hardik Pandya shared this picture of a dinner date with his brother Krunal and sister-in-law Pankhuri. He wrote, "My gang"

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    In pic: Hardik Pandya spotted here twinning with his sister-in-law Pankhuri Sharma, he captioned, "Everything for family!"

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    Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya seem to be lost in each other's eyes, as Pankhuri Sharma looks on. He wrote, "One more...... @pankhuriisharma @krunalpandya_official"

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    Hardik Pandya shared this picture on his father's birthday. He wrote, "Happy Birthday to king of the house ! Boss daddy!! The guy who put everything for us ?? #daddyisgangster"

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    The league of extraordinary gentlemen! Hardik Pandya with Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh and Indian cricketer KL Rahul #throwback to that wonderful night.

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    Hardik Pandya shared this picture of a nightout with his family and friends. He wrote, "My family!!! my world!! my people!! it is the best feeling to see them after a great win and Well done lads @mumbaiindians"

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    Hardik Pandya captioned this picture, "Quality time with brothers and sisters.. #familylove!! @mayurmehta123"

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    Hardik Pandya shared this throwback picture of him as a kid with his father on Father's Day, he captioned, "The boss man who started my journey called life!! happy Father’s Day, my hero"

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    Hardik Pandya with his mom. He wrote, "Meri pyaari maaa...."

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    Hardik Pandya shared this picture when Nita Ambani visited him in London as he was undergoing recovery post his lower back surgery

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    Hardik Pandya shared this sweet picture of KL Rahul sitting on his lap, on KL Rahul's birthday. He wrote, "To my brother from another mother.... yo boy happy birthday. Keep laughing on my jokes alright... your day love have fun"

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    Hardik Pandya shared this picture of an outing with Krunal Pandya, Pankhuri Sharma and some other friends, he wrote, "My people are the best!"

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    Hardik Pandya has got too much swag in this picture. He wrote, "My bring it on face"

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    Hardik Pandya posted this picture with brother Krunal Pandya, captioned, "Best of luck brother for srilanka tour :)"

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    Hardik Pandya posted this picture when he met Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. He wrote, "Met this couple :) yes it was an amazing night :) @mumbaiindians #MUMBAI #champion"

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    Hardik Pandya posted this picture with a couple of friends, captioned, "The squad, Last day in Mumbai and India. Australia calling"

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    Hardik Pandya posted this photo with sis-in-law Pankhuri Sharma, 'A cup of tea while waiting for the flight'

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    Hardik shared this cool photo with brother Krunal and captioned it, 'I smile because you’re my brother. I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it!'

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    Hardik Pandya posted this picture when he met Ranbir Kapoor and captioned, "Great to catch up with him"

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    Hardik Pandya posted this picture with Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma during the IPL, captioned, "Kolkata we are coming! #IPL #MumbaiIndians"

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    Hardik Pandya posted this picture when he met Sachin Tendulkar for the first time. He captioned, "With the God Of Cricket"

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    Hardik Pandya posted a wonderful tribute for his coach Jitu Singh. He captioned, "On this day I may like to say thank you to many teachers in my life but the one who deserves the most is this guy. Jitu Singh sir!!!! the guy who stood there with me in my all ups and down and always made sure I keep going ! Thank you coach!!!! we love you I got your back always"

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     Hardik Pandya posted this picture when he met some of his cousins. He wrote, "Quality time with brothers and sisters #familylove @mayurmehta123"

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