How Hardik Pandya helped his loyal fan who met with a serious accident ahead of Ind-SA T20I series
In a cricket-obsessed country like India, crazy fans do not hesitate in going out of their way to cheer for their favourite cricketers. Sudhir Gautam is one prime example, as the Sachin Tendulkar-devotee has been the face of Indian cricket fans for many years. Joining the list is Mugunthan – a die-hard fan of Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has been setting new standards for cricket fans across the country.
Mugunthan take a bow for your love and prayers. Thank you. #fanforlife@hardikpandya7@krunalpandya24— HardikPandya2.0-Man In The Mirror (@HardikPandya2_0) January 25, 2019
Like most of the crazy fans, even Mugunthan travels extensively to cheer for Hardik whenever India play at home. He has also met Hardik on many occasions and the star all-rounder has obliged him with photographs, autographs and selfies. However, Mugunthan met a tragic accident recently while he decided to travel to Dharamsala to watch the 1st T20I between India and South Africa.
With his friend, Mugunthan decided to take a 3000km journey via road, all the way from Coimbatore to Dharamsala, to watch his favourite cricketer play. He had covered over 2000 kms but met with an accident near Jabalpur. He was first sent to a government hospital in the ambulance and later to Metro Hospital at Jabalpur. He had sustained serious injuries and the doctors said he would have to undergo a surgery.
A source close to the development told Times Now that after learning about the news, Hardik was very disturbed. The all-rounder was upset with his fan’s injury but was also disappointed as to why Mugunthan did not travel by train for the long journey to Dharamsala. Hardik decided to do his bit for his loyal fan and paid for all expenses related to his medical treatment. Mugunthan, who received multiple fractures as a result of the incident, finally travelled back to Coimbatore on September 21.
Thanks to the timely support from the Indian all-rounder, Mugunthan is now recovering after reaching his home. While he will see India play against South Africa in the Test series from bed, there’s no denying the fact that he would be itching to travel to the ground the moment he is back on his feet!