Hardik Pandya recently engaged in a conversation with Harsha Bhogle where up opened up about how and when he met Natasa Stankovic and how the couple decided to get engaged on New Years Eve.
Want to be a professional cricketer?
Hardik and Natasa recently announced the news of their pregnancy on social media. The couple had got engaged on December 31, 2019, but only made it public on January 01, 2020.
“My parents also didn’t know that I was getting engaged. Two days before (the engagement), I told Krunal. I told him, ‘I have had enough. I have found someone in my life who I love, and I am becoming better’. They (family) backed me and told ‘do whatever you want’,” Hardik told CricBuzz.
Hardik Pandya on Natasa and the four critical persons of his family
Bhogle asked Hardik whether Natasa knew about him prior to their meeting, the Baroda lad said: “She had no idea who I was.”
“I got her by talking. She saw someone in a hat at a place where I met her, wearing a hat, a chain, a watch, at 1 am. So she thought he is ‘alag prakaar ka aadmi’ (different kind of person came),” Hardik added.
“That is when I started talking to her, started knowing each other. Then, we started dating. Then got engaged on December 31,” the all-rounder added.
Speaking about the four critical persons of his family Hardik said-
“Krunal (Pandya), Pankhuri (Krunal’s wife), my sister-in-law, she is like the backbone of our family. My brother also Vaibhav. All these guys, we have a created one environment where there has to be someone who shows the real-life, not the bubble life. We don’t like to do sugar coating. In our house, there is no Hardik Pandya the cricketer, Krunal Pandya, the cricketer. In our family, there are few things that are supposed to happen, and some are not,” Hardik further added.