The engagement took us by surprise: Hardik Pandya's father, Himanshu Pandya

After the all-terrain Hardik Pandya went to social media on Wednesday to announce the news of his commitment to Natasa Stankovic, he took many of his teammates by surprise, including Team India captain Virat Kohli. However, it turns out that Hardik's decision to compromise was quite spontaneous. Talking to us, Hardik's father, Himanshu Pandya, shares: Natasa is a very nice girl, and we have met her in Mumbai several times. We knew they were going on vacation to Dubai, but we had no idea that they were going to commit. This took us by surprise. We found out after they got engaged.

So, has the family decided when the wedding will take place? Pandya shares: We haven't decided on that yet, but I'm sure it will be decided soon. A close friend of Hardik, who did not wish to be named, shared: I had been invited for the engagement but I could not attend, since I was in Dubai and was busy with some work. It was a sudden development, and I was informed about a week ago. They have no immediate plans to tie the knot, and it could happen later in the year or even next year.