Hardik Pandya slammed on social media for his cheeky birthday wish for Zaheer Khan

first_img Next Hardik Pandya slammed on social media for his cheeky birthday wish for Zaheer KhanHardik Pandya had wished Zaheer Khan by tweeting a video of him hitting the former India fast bowler for a six and wrote a cheeky caption but cricket fans found it diresepectful.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 8, 2019UPDATED: October 8, 2019 15:08 IST Hardik Pandya is currently recovering from a lower-back surgery that he underwent in London (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCricket fans found Hardik Pandya’s birthday wish for Zaheer Khan “direspectful”Pandya underwent a back surgery on October 5 and is expected to be out of action for five monthsPandya has so far played 11 Tests, 54 ODIs and 40 T20Is for India since making his debut in 2016India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons as his cheeky birthday wish for former fast bowling great Zaheer Khan on Monday didn’t go down too well with cricket fans.Wishes poured in from the entire cricketing fraternity on social media for Zaheer Khan, who turned 41 on Monday (October 7), but it was Pandya’s tweet which got caught in the eye of the storm.”Happy birthday Zak … Hope you smash it out of the park like I did here,” Pandya tweeted along with a video of him smashing Zaheer for a six in a domestic match.Happy birthday Zak … Hope you smash it out of the park like I did here @ImZaheer pic.twitter.com/XghW5UHlByhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) October 7, 2019But Pandya immediately faced backlash from cricket fans who found his post disrespectful towards his former Mumbai Indians teammate, who picked 610 international wickets across all three formats for India.Just like you did ‘Aaj main karke aaya’ pic.twitter.com/w0AS86vQBeDesi Bhai Einstein | Desh Bhakt (@DesiPoliticks) October 7, 2019Thanks Mr. Nobody. Here’s your 20 sec of Fame.Zaheer Khan (@Duggal_Shab) October 7, 2019Ahankaar tujhe le dobega mere bhai pandya…stay humble not foolishDesi Woke (@desilazi) October 7, [email protected] expecting too much pic.twitter.com/ofDzKqb8o2(@DipanshuR07) October 7, 2019Hope you start giving good performances outside of Talk shows and win a worldcup for India like he did @hardikpandya7Amit (@yesimAmit) October 7, 2019Says a mediocre ‘all rounder’ more (in)famous for his antics off the field than on it to a champion bowler who’s taken 600 combined ODI/Test wickets!advertisementKaustubh Pethe (@kauspet) October 7, 2019Such a poor taste…Hardik…you may be good at cricket…but every time you fail to be a good sportsperson…learn from others…as there are not many cricket years left ..post that you need learn to live normal life..Bhanu Shyam Nakka (@bhanushyam) October 8, 2019Pandya is currently on a break from international cricket due to an acute lower-back injury for which he underwent a successful surgery in London.”Surgery done successfully. Extremely grateful to everyone for your wishes. Will be back in no time! Till then miss me,” Hardik posted a message with a picture on his Instagram account on October 5.Pandya is expected to be out of action for five months. He played the T20I series against South Africa earlier this month before being ruled out of the Test series because of the injury. He will miss the T20Is against Bangladesh as well.Pandya first sustained the injury during the Asia Cup in UAE last September. He recovered in time to play in the IPL and the World Cup before the injury resurfaced.Pandya, who has played 11 Tests, 54 ODIs and 40 T20Is, will be an integral part of the Indian team during the next year’s World T20 slated to be held in Australia.Also Read | Wishes pour in for Zaheer Khan as former India pacer turns 41Also Read | Hardik Pandya likely to be on sidelines for five months after undergoing surgeryFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Hardik PandyaFollow Zaheer Khanlast_img