When Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya faced hosts Sri Lanka in the first of three matches in the ODI Series, his wife and son watched him live at home on a computer screen. In one of her latest Instagram stories, Natasa Stankovic shared two clips that showed Agastya watching Hardik bowling for India. As soon as the computer screen showed Hardik preparing to go bowling, Natasa tried to guide Agastya to see her father. She asked Agastya to say “Dada”. For a while, Agastya was not amused by the computer and focused on a book he was holding.
After a little more prompting from his mother, he recognized his father and said “Dada” but immediately went back to his book.
Hardik and Natasa regularly share pictures and videos of their son on their social media accounts.
Before Hardik traveled to Sri Lanka for the cricket series, Natasa posted a photo of the three of them at an airport in front of what looked like a chartered flight. Hardik was holding Agastya. They had gone to an unknown place for vacation.
Here are a few more instances where the duo filled their Instagram timeline with snaps of their son:
Natasa and Hardik got engaged on January 1, 2020 and welcomed Agastya on July 30. Hardik had shared the news by saying in an article: “We are lucky to have our baby boy.”
Usually, Natasa and Agastya accompany Hardik for his matches.
This time, however, they have chosen not to accompany Hardik for the Sri Lanka Series, where a young Indian team will play 3 ODI and 3 T20I. In the first ODI played on Sunday, India won by 7 wickets.
The second ODI will be played on Tuesday at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
A separate Indian team are in England for a 5-game test run, which is scheduled to start on August 4.
This team made it to the final of the World Test Championship and has since remained in England, while another team, led by Shikhar Dhawan, has been sent to Sri Lanka for the white ball series.
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