IND vs WI 2022: “Met this absolute legend for lunch” – Hardik Pandya meets Brian Lara ahead of 1st T20I

The visitors managed to win the ODI series between West Indies and India by 3-0. However, there are five T20 matches left and The opening match is scheduled for Friday (July 29) at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad.

Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya recently enjoyed a meal with legendary batsman Brian Lara ahead of the opening match of the Twenty20 series against the hosts.

Pandya, where a photo was taken with Lara was posted on Instagram on Thursday (July 28). He had posted it thus.

“Met this absolute legend for lunch ! Always a favourite in the pandya household 🙏🏾❤️.”

Also, when Lara came to the stadium during the three-match one-day series between India and the West Indies, Lara even went to the Indian team’s dressing room at the invitation of Indian head coach Rahul Dravid.

It was posted as,

The Indian team rested several of their senior players including captain Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant during the concluded ODI series. However, these three players will return to the cricket field for the upcoming T20I series.

Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian team for the T20 series. The visitors will be the target as they hope to gain some confidence ahead of the 2022 T20 World Cup.

India’s T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul*, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav*, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh

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