Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya was at the receiving end when he was smeared with cake all over his face during his 24th birthday on October 11. Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal gave a friendly advise when he asked Pandya to rub all the cream over his body to get a fairer skin. Nevertheless, amidst all the fun, Pandya took to his Twitter handle to warn his Indian teammates that a revenge would surely come around soon as every cricketer in the side would be celebrating his birthday once a year. Despite Rohit’s advise, the team members ignored him and got into the action within seconds after Pandya cut the cake, including Manish Pandey and Akshar Patel. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs New Zealand 2017-18, 1st ODI at Mumbai

Exciting all-rounder Hardik Pandya is a vital cog lending balance to the Indian squad, said visiting New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson. Certainly in the last year or two, he s been playing outstandingly well. We saw it in the IPL. And even in the series against us, he bowled very well. Now, we re seeing him come along with the bat and making contributions that any team would be pretty happy to have from their all-rounder, said Williamson ahead of the limited over series against the hosts.