Indian cricketers have to face unsolicited reactions from fans whenever they dare to share happy moments on the social media. Hardik Pandya is the latest to join the likes of Virat Kohli, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammad Shami and Irfan Pathan, who at some point of time were trolled or criticised by the all-powerful Netizens for one reason or the other.

Pandya earned the ‘ire’ of the Twitterati for initiating a harmless conversation with Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra.

The fans were blunt in their opinion, saying Pandya, at this stage, should focus on cricket and not on girl!

It all started with a tweet that the Ishaqzaade actress posted on 1 September. “The perfect trip with the most amazing partner. Love is in the air!!!” Parineeti tweeted with a picture of a bicycle.

Pandya initiated a lighthearted chat with Parineeti, quoting her tweet and saying: “@ParineetiChopra Can I guess? I think this is a second Bollywood & Cricket link. Great click by the way.”

The 28-year-old actress from Ambala appeared teasing the dynamic Gujarati lad as she replied: “@hardikpandya7 Hahaha. Maybe. Maybe not. All I can say is that the clue is in the pic itself !!!”

And then there was a deluge of opinions of all sorts.

“Ladka heroine k upar lattu ho chuka hai. Game pe dhyan de bhai. (The boy has gone crazy over the heroine. Focus on game brother.),” a user (@LikuManahira) tweeted.

“Itna jaldi mat bhai next World Cup me lambe lambe sixer k liye energy rakho bhai. (Don’t fall for it so early, keep your energy intact for hitting long sixes in next World Cup),” said another user (@jitupatil85).

Some said it’s pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is dating Parineeti. “I think it’s Bhuvuneshwar Kumar. Media also saying that bhuvi dating actress,” a user (@iiampavan1) tweeted.

An optimistic fan (@pranavgowtham) said: “I think its @hardikpandya7 only. The bars behind the cycle resembles ‘H’ & nobody in the dressing room talk about others. Sorry if m wrong. Love.”

https://twitter.com/pranavgowtham/status/903941515814330369

“It’s a clear “No” in the pic…The frame of bicycle is “N” & last wheel is “O”….Bad luck @hardikpandya7,” a user (@VikasKrDubey1) posted a witty reply.