India allrounder Hardik Pandya and his partner Natasa Stankovic, on Sunday, announced that they are all set to welcome their first child. Hardik Pandya announced the big news on social media. The ace cricketer several adorable pics of the duo on his Instagram handle while he made it public that they are expecting their baby.
One of those pictures also made it clear that the two have tied the knot in a low-key ceremony. Both of them were seen wearing varmala while performing a traditional ceremony. In another picture, the cricketer could be seen resting his hand gently on Natasa’s baby bump.
“Natasa and I have had a great journey together and it is just about to get better; Together we are excited to welcome a new life into our lives very soon. We’re thrilled for this new phase of our life and seek your blessings and wishes,” wrote Hardik Pandya on social media as the expecting couple posed all smiles for the camera.
And as soon as Hardik Pandya announced the news to his fans, Twitter was flooded with a number of messages. While some fans congratulated the couple for the good news, some used the opportunity to have some fun.
Here are few reactions from the fans:
After hearing news #hardikpandya and Natasa are going to be parent soon.
— Jerry (@memehouse420) May 31, 2020
#HardikPandya Expecting Baby Soon.
Public Waiting For Virat And Anushka's good news: pic.twitter.com/JL1Pwle8fx
— Sairaj Sonne (@_i_am_s_s) May 31, 2020
We all know that Hardik Pandya is a fast flowing batsman but today he proved that he is a fast flowing human as well. Actions speak louder than words.I feel for Virat? #natasastankovic #HardikPandya @hardikpandya7 @Natasa_Official #pandyaonfire #CoronaLockdown #NatasaStankovic
— Shantanu Mahesh Khaire ?? (@ShantanuKhaire3) May 31, 2020
— AFwaN KarKala (@afwanlefthander) May 31, 2020
— Kunal Panda (@KunalPanda20) May 31, 2020
— Heroगिरी 2.0 (@hd_2603) May 31, 2020
— Censored? (@Cap10__) May 31, 2020
#HardikPandya and Natasa Stankovic Announce their Pregnancy before getting married…
Public be like : pic.twitter.com/Xjsms86nUo
— UmderTamker (@jhampakjhum) May 31, 2020
— Jitendra (@jitu_jordan96) May 31, 2020
Everyone has played ludo in this lockdown period but no one played like #HardikPandya
Hardik Pandya is an inspirations for millions ludo players in the world.
This is how real man plays Ludo! pic.twitter.com/ysEpUzLt8j
— Saurabh Singh (@100rabhsingh781) May 31, 2020
Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya has not played for India since September last year. The 26-year old underwent a successful surgery in October to treat an acute lower-back injury. The back injury was bothering him since the 2018 Asia Cup. In December, he was named in the India A squad for the one-day games in New Zealand.
However, he was later pulled out of the team as he was not match ready. He finally returned to action in DY Patil T20 Tournament in March. He had impressed straightaway by scoring two whirlwind centuries in addition to picking up a five-wicket haul in the tournament.
Later, Hardik Pandya was named in India’s ODI squad for the South Africa series too before the series was called off in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.