Hardik Pandya celebrates 26th birthday away from family and friends as he recovers from back surgery in London
New Delhi, Oct 11: India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is celebrating his 26th birthday on Friday (October 11). The Baroda cricketer is away from home on his birthday for he's currently in London and recovering from a back surgery.
Hardik on October 5, underwent successful surgery in London for an acute lower-back injury and took to his social media handle and informed about the surgery.
Hardik uploaded a video of himself walking in the hospital room and using the wheelchair to move from one place to other. Earlier on Thursday (October 10), Hardik shared an image on his social media handle in which his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians' owner Neeta Ambani visited him at the hospital and wished him a speedy recovery.
Hardik shared an image of his cake cutting earlier in the day on his Instagram handle.
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Several India cricketers, experts and fans took to Twitter to greet Hardik on his birthday and conveyed their best wishes. They even wished the cricketer a speedy recovery from the back surgery so that he can return on the cricket pitch soon.
Happy Birthday @hardikpandya7 🎂🎂— BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 2019
Wish you a speedy recovery 🤞🤞
Back on the field soon 💪💪 #TeamIndiapic.twitter.com/EBcc22ixsw
The official Twitter handle of the BCCI conveyed best wishes to Hardik on his birthday and wished him a speedy recovery.
Happy birthday Chintu brother 🤗Get well soon 🤗 pic.twitter.com/LImBRj2WVV— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) October 11, 2019
India wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal wished Hardik on his birthday and wished him speedy recovery.
The greatest gift our parents ever gave me was you, little bro ❤— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) October 10, 2019
Happy birthday bhai ... Keep shining like only you can 😘 Now and forever, we’re in this together 😁 @hardikpandya7pic.twitter.com/F8hLBJuB4X
India cricketer and Hardik's elder brother Krunal Pandya shared some images from the past and greeted his younger brother on his birthday.
Happy birthday, Kung-fu Pandya 🎂 🥳— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 11, 2019
May you return to full fitness and again don the national colours soon 🇮🇳#OneFamily#CricketMeriJaan@hardikpandya7pic.twitter.com/5jgQxBM0J5
Hardik's IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians wished him on his birthday and prayed that the cricketer returns to the action soon.
Happy birthday... Kung-fu Pandya 🖤— Vicky (@__vicky__unique) October 11, 2019
Prayers up bro for a speedy recovery ✌🏻💙#happybirthdayHardikpandya 🖤#HardikPandyapic.twitter.com/GFCiZoJfpl
Fan wishes Pandya a speedy recovery
A fan took to Twitter and wished Hardik on his birthday and even sent his get well soon message to the cricketer.