MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Dhoni recently celebrated her birthday. The party had injured India player Hardik Pandya on the guest list and a viral video shows the all-rounder smoking what could well be a cigarette. Say what? That’s right! Watch the video below:
As the celebrations go on, Hardik can be seen attempting to hide from the camera as he seemingly pulls a drag. When he exhales, there’s the unmistakable release of smoke from what can only be him. It is not every day that you see sports stars take a smoke, considering they have a strict fitness regimen.
Pandya had injured himself during the Asia Cup and has since missed the entire West Indies tour of India, comprising of Tests, ODI and T20 matches. His fitness is still an issue though, and he will be out of action when India takes on Australia for the Test and T20 series. He will however, be available for the ODI series which will be held in January. Just like Pandya, MS Dhoni is also left out of the T20 series against Australia. He was also not picked for the T20s against West Indies.
Sportsmen are rarely seen smoking or drinking, as many are conscious about their image and fitness. That said, he was not part of a squad at the time and was on rehab for his injury. It is unknown if that smoke was a one-off party thing or if Hardik usually smokes.