India’s young all-rounder Hardik Pandya was the star of the second day of the ongoing Test match between Sri Lanka and India in Kandy.
Hardik only took 86 balls to reach his maiden Test century, which is the also second fastest for an Indian player away from home, after the 78-ball hundred by Virender Sehwag against West Indies in Gros Islet in 2006.
In his innings of 108 which came out of 96 balls, the all-rounder smashed seven big sixes and eight boundaries. Though Pandya came to bat at number 8, he still propelled the visitors to reach the massive total of 487 in their first innings, which won many hearts of cricket lovers.
In fact, South Indian actress Parvatii Nair was impressed by Hardik’s blistering knock and also praised him on social media.
“What a Kallakal century by Hardik Pandya. Got the flair, matter of time before he is the superstar of Indian cricket !! #INDvSL”, she wrote on Twitter.
Born into a Malayali family in Abu Dhabi, Parvatii trained as a software professional and also pursued a career in modeling before becoming an actress. She is also die-hard cricket follower and was recently clicked with famous sports commentator and journalist, Harsha Bhogle, during a project discussion.