Before the opening T20 International between India and Sri Lanka, India allrounder Hardik Pandya was caught on cameras seemingly humming the Lankan anthem when the two teams lined up for the national anthems.
Pandya’s gesture gained widespread appreciation on social media as fans from both countries appreciated his effort.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl in the opening T20 International against India, which handed debut caps to mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy and dashing opener, Prithvi Shaw, on Sunday.
For Sri Lanka, senior pacer Isuru Udana is back in the side with Chamika Karunaratne and Charith Asalanka making their T20 debuts.
Love Cricket ❤
Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya is singing Sri Lankan national anthem before #SLvIND cricket match.
Love from Sri Lanka @hardikpandya7 🙏
🇱🇰 ❤ 🇮🇳#LKA #Cricket #SriLanka #India pic.twitter.com/YalsBqLR7p
— Sri Lanka Tweet 🇱🇰 (@SriLankaTweet) July 25, 2021
— Saprem (@Sapremlucky) July 25, 2021
— Udara Gunasinghe 🇱🇰 (@UdiUdz) July 25, 2021
Sri Lanka anthem so appealing even Hardik Pandya is singing it! 🇱🇰🎶
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 25, 2021
Hardik Pandya trying to lip sync to the Sri Lankan anthem is priceless.
— K Balakumar (@kbalakumar) July 25, 2021
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera.