We have witnessed sports bros becoming best of friends in the sporting world. While it is not uncommon for teammates who work and live with each other on a daily basis to forge strong bonds, other well-known friendships in sports have stemmed from family ties or business endeavors.
But the bromance between MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya is neither developed because of any family ties or money matters. The friendship has solely formed on the basis of mutual respect and brotherly love.
Now, Dhoni is an inspiration for almost every cricket fan in India. Moreover, the younger players also look up to him, as a legend of the game, and try to emulate his feats as much as possible. So, of course, even Pandya couldn’t help but get highly influenced and awestruck by the former Indian skipper and he always made it a point to make his affection for Dhoni known.
The post got more than 600k likes and above 4k comments. During the group stage of IPL 2019, Hardik Pandya pulled off MS Dhoni’s trademark ‘helicopter’ shot right in front of the man who popularised it and was quite happy about it.
This is not the only time when the MI all-rounder has shared his love for the former captain of the Indian cricket team.
Last year, on the occasion of Dhoni’s birthday, Pandya decided to give him a special birthday surprise. In the picture, Pandya can be seen giving a haircut to the Ranchi cricketer with a trimmer in his hand.
He captioned the picture as, “Special day calls for a special haircut. Here’s my birthday gift to the one and only @mahi. This stunt is performed by an expert, don’t try this at home.”
Well, we are happy to see this bromance and hope to see it get stronger with the coming days.
As far as the match is concerned, MI qualified for the Final of the IPL 2019. The franchise, captained by Rohit Sharma, defeated the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the third consecutive time this season. Suryakumar Yadav’s 71 off 54 balls with 10 boundaries helped Mumbai get over the line at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.