Hardik Pandya is seen with a certain glow and beam these days. Be it a picture, or an interview, the star Indian all-rounder is loving the prospect of being a father very soon. He recently revealed the news via an Instagram post with Natasa Stankovic, his fiancée. He had similarly surprised everyone on the 31st of December when he announced his engagement to the Serbian model.
In a recent interaction with Harsha Bhogle, he opened up about how he met the love of his life and even revealed that she had no idea who he was. “My parents also didn’t know that I was getting engaged. Two days before (the engagement), I told Krunal. I told him, ‘I have had enough. I have found someone in my life who I love, and I am becoming better’. They (family) backed me and told ‘do whatever you want’,” Hardik told CricBuzz.
“I got her by talking. She saw someone in a hat at a place where I met her, wearing a hat, a chain, a watch, at 1 am. So she thought he is ‘alag prakaar ka aadmi’ (different kind of person came),” Hardik added. “That is when I started talking to her, started knowing each other. Then, we started dating. Then got engaged on December 31,” the all-rounder added.
He also spoke about the Pandya household and that all his stardom goes for a toss when he’s at home. He credited his elder brother, Krunal and his wife for being the backbone of the family. “Krunal (Pandya), Pankhuri (Krunal’s wife), my sister-in-law, she is like the backbone of our family. My brother also Vaibhav. All these guys, we have a created one environment where there has to be someone who shows the real-life, not the bubble life. We don’t like to do sugar coating. In our house, there is no Hardik Pandya the cricketer, Krunal Pandya, the cricketer. In our family, there are few things that are supposed to happen, and some are not,” Hardik told Harsha.