Indian cricket team all-rounder Hardik Pandya joined the likes of MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina in the ‘Daddy’s Club’ as his wife Natasa Stankovic gave birth to a baby boy today. Hardik had been in a relationship with Natasa for the last few months and they welcomed the new year with a grand engagement party overseas.
Pandya shared the news of Natasa’s pregnancy during the lockdown period and earlier today, he uploaded the photograph of his baby boy on Twitter. The Mumbai Indians star had been off the field for a long time as he was dealing with some injury problems. He was looking to come back to the international arena in March, but the COVID-19 pandemic did not allow him to do so.
Off the field, Pandya had been very active on social media. He was regularly sharing photos of himself and his wife Natasa. The couple posed for many media publications, with Natasa showcasing her baby bump. The Serbian model was vacationing with his boyfriend Hardik before the lockdown was imposed.
This announcement has received a massive response from social media. The likes of Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Faf du Plessis, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Sania Mirza, and several other celebs congratulated the Indo-Serb couple on Instagram, in the comments box of Hardik Pandya’s post.
The following are some of the best Twitter reactions from the social media users about Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic’s announcement.
— हितेश मानेकर (@hiteshm09) July 30, 2020
Congratulations @hardikpandya7 with our child Prince boy 👶.
— N🅰®E$H™ (@SuriyaFanNV) July 30, 2020
Congratulations Sachin on his retirement pic.twitter.com/Bt4LkGduSG
— shimorekato (@iam_shimorekato) July 30, 2020
Everyone to Kohli now😂 pic.twitter.com/gtVBGmAw4O
— Gaurab kafle (@GaurabKafle6) July 30, 2020
Congratulations Mufasa for your Simba ♥️♥️♥️♥️ pic.twitter.com/75sj1HdLVN
— IPL 2020 – News, Score & Videos #IPL2020 #IPL (@CricketDailyIN) July 30, 2020
— Sahil (@o_sahil2) July 30, 2020
— Ram Niwas Rajpoot (@RnMRajpoot) July 30, 2020
Indian Cricket Team – pic.twitter.com/cjylYMgesN
— Bhagwan RC 🇮🇳 (@ImBhagwanRC) July 30, 2020
People looking at Virat Kohli and asking when?
— Chakh-Rum (@Chakh_Rum) July 30, 2020
— AK (@IAM_DALE05) July 30, 2020
— नमस्तेIndians (@has_aur_hasa) July 30, 2020
IPL 2020 is reportedly going to happen in the UAE from September. The players may leave the home country in August itself which is why Hardik Pandya may not get to spend the first few months of his child’s life with him. Nevertheless, Pandya would be keen to gift his child with an IPL trophy by performing exceptionally well in the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league.