The current Indian T20I captain met the first and it made for a nice photo. Hardik Pandya, the Indian T20I captain, visited the Ranchi home of MS Dhoni, the former captain, and posed for photos. Dhoni took Hardik to his old-timer and bicycle room and there Hardik saw a stylish bullet. Not wasting a second, he got into the driver’s seat while Dhoni got into the sidecar to recreate the epic Jau-Veeru pose from the legendary Bollywood movie Sholay starring Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra.
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Hardik captioned the photo: “Sholay 2 is coming”.
See Hardik Pandya’s photo below with Dhoni as they recreate the iconic Sholay scene:
India is in Ranchi to play the 1st T20I against New Zealand. The match will be played at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi, which also houses a pavilion named after Dhoni. All tickets for the highly anticipated T20I are already sold out.
Hardik Pandya led India will aim to win the series against Black Caps after beating them 3-0 in the ODI series. Many important stars are also missing in this series. Since T20 World Cup 2022, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have not played for India in the T20Is. It looks like Rohit and Virat have at least moved on from playing T20s. But their non-selection may be related to the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy which kicks off on February 9. The selectors have given Rohit and Virat a break for the four high-pressure test matches between India and Australia.
Hardik will lead a young squad that includes Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan. All eyes will also be on Prithvi Shaw making a national comeback after 1.5 years. He will be eager to perform in the colors of India.