My boy’s first flight ❤️ pic.twitter.com/RMX9dMIyoe
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 28, 2021
The players are arriving in the capital city of Tamil Nadu well in advance of the start of the tournament as they are required to serve a mandatory quarantine of six days after arrival.
The touring English contingent has also arrived in Chennai and is currently undergoing the quarantine routine. Ben Stokes, Rory Burns and Jofra Archer were early to arrive as they did not feature in the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka.
Hardik was not included in the Test squad in India’s tour of Australia, but he was picked for the domestic series where he gets a good chance to prove his mettle in the long format of the game. The last time he played a Test match was way back in 2018 against England in Southampton.
The all-rounder has represented his country in just 11 Test matches in his career, in which he scored 532 runs at an average of 31.29. He has also claimed 17 wickets in those matches.
Being with his son might give Pandya the extra confidence to perform better in the series and we can soon expect to see another picture of Agastya witnessing his daddy play for the first time.