Hardik Pandya has been sidelined from the Indian cricket team following a lower back surgery with his cricket return uncertain but that hasn’t kept the star all-rounder away from the limelight. The 25-year-old recently travelled to the United Kingdom to undergo the surgery and also kept his fans updated with pictures on his personal social media account. Pandya played the Twenty20 series against South Africa but was left out from the Test series. He later visited the UK to treat his injury and is expected to miss the series against Bangladesh later this year. Hardik Pandya Trained Twice a Day to Take His Fitness to Next Level.

"Surgery done successfully. Extremely grateful to everyone for your wishes. Will be back in no time! Till then miss me,” wrote Pandya in his post thanking all his fans and well-wishers. Many of his supporters also commented on the post and wished him a speedy recovery. Among those well-wishers of the Indian star were also national teammates Suresh Raina and Mayan Agarwal.

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But it was the wristwatch on Hardik’s left-hand that grabbed the most attention. The sight of a wristwatch on the hands of a patient about to undergo surgery is very rare and therefore gazed the attention easily. It all started with Brazilian model Izabelle Leite, who was among the first to notice the expensive and shining watch resting on Hardik Pandya’s wrist.

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Now the watch mentioned is not any normal watch but a Patek Philippe Nautilus wristwatch. The timepiece is manufactured by the iconic Swiss luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe and is regarded by many to be the "holy grail" in the watch industry. While the model of the wristwatch wore by Pandya is not certain, the brand is certainly the legendary Patek Philippe brand.

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Izabelle even asked the Indian cricketer if he was wearing the wristwatch during surgery, to which Pandya replied “Always”. Pandya had posted the picture moments after his surgery and could be seen lying on a stretcher. Despite the surgery, Pandya is far from making a return into the Indian Cricket team and is currently on recovery post the back surgery.

Meanwhile, India beat South Africa by 203 runs in the first game of the three-match Test series. The next game will begin on October 10, 2019 (Thursday) and will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune.

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