Hardik Himanshu Pandya was born on 11th October 1993 who is an Indian-international-cricketer. He was born in Surat, Gujarat, and later shifted to Vadodara at the age of 5. He plays for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai-Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is an all-rounder, a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He has an elder brother, Krunal Pandya, who is also an international cricketer.
Hardik Pandya Profile/Introduction
|Birthname||Hardik Himanshu Pandya|
|Nickname||Kung Fu Pandya, Hairy|
|Profession||Indian International Cricketer|
|Famous for||All-Rounder, Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Bowler|
Hardik Pandya Personal Life Info & More
|Date of Birth/Birthday||11 October 1993|
|Age (as in 2021)||28|
|Birthplace||Choryasi, Surat District, Gujarat, India|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Libra|
Hardik Pandya Height, Weight, Physical Stats & More
|Height (approx.)||in meters – 1.83m
in feet-inches – 6’0″
|Weight (approx.)||in Pounds – 149 lbs
in Kilograms – 68 kg
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Hardik Pandya Family Members Names & Information
Hardik Pandya’s father, Himanshu Pandya, was a businessman who ran a small car finance business in Surat. Later, he shut down his business and shifted to Vadodara to provide his two sons with better cricket training facilities. He enrolled both of his sons (Hardik and Krunal) into Kiran more’s cricket academy at Vadodara.
|Brother||Krunal Pandya (Elder)|
Hardik Pandya Marital Status & More
On 1st January 2020, Hardik Pandya got engaged to Natasha Stankovic, who is an Indian-based Serbian dancer and actress. On 30th July, they had their first child, a baby boy, Agastya Pandya.
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Lisha Sharma (Ex)
Elli Avrram (Ex)
|Children’s||Baby Boy: Agastya Pandya|
Hardik Pandya Education Qualification, School & College
Hardik never seems to be interested in studies, so he dropped out of school in the 9th grade, and that’s when he began to devote himself fully to cricket. The Pandya brothers, both Hardik and Krunal, used to go for their cricket training by using a second-hand car.
|School||MK High School, Baroda|
|Educational Qualification||Education Qualification|
Hardik Pandya Favourite Things/Like & Dislike
|Favourite Actors||Akshay Kumar|
|Favourite Actress||Alia Bhatt,
|Favourite Mobile App|
|Hobbies||Listening to Music,
Likes Playing Football Besides Cricket
Hardik Pandya Money Factor
|Net Worth in 2021 (in USD)||8 Million USD|
|Net Worth in 2021 (In INR)||INR 60 Crores|
|IPL Salary||INR 11 Crores|
|BCCI Salary||INR 3 Crores|
|Brand Endorsements||INR 2 Crores|
|Luxury Cars||INR 7 Crores|
Hardik Pandya Biography:
Hardik Pandya, till date, has played a total of 66 IPL matches and has scored an accumulated run of 1068, with an average of 28.86 and 154.78 as his strike rate. Also, he has scored three 50s and has the highest score of 91 runs.
Being a bowler, he has a total wicket score of 42 and an average of 31.26. And, also an economy of 9.06.
In the year 2016, he became the total scorer in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, with 377 runs and taking a wicket of 10 wickets.
Pandya has played a total of 120 matches in T20s for team India and scored total runs of 1793, with an average of 25.98 and his strike rate of 133.50. Also, he has a score of 86 runs, which is the highest score with not-out. He has scored the 50s six times. With the ball, he has taken 91 wickets with an average of 28.10 and an economy of 8.16.
Hardik Pandya is the first Indian cricketer who has taken 4wickets and also has a score above 30 runs in the same T20I match. He is the fourth Indian to be named player of the match in his ODI debut.
He has scored the most runs, i.e. 26 runs in a single over of a Test innings for the Indian Cricket Team.
Also, Pandya is the first-ever batsman who has scored a century in the first half of a test match before the lunch break.
Hardik Pandya Career
In the year 2013, Hardik Pandya joined the Baroda Cricket team. His debut in the Ranjit Trophy is not much of a memorable one. He had a score of 1 and 3, in two innings, in a match against Madhya Pradesh. But, he made his charm with the ball. Pandya balled 3 overs, conceding 11 runs, scoring the team Baroda a victory by 246 runs.
Hardik had made his List A debut for team Baroda, in a match against Gujarat for the Vijay Hazare trophy, on 8th November 2014. He had a tremendous score of 69 from 61 balls, with a strike rate of 113.11. He made a score of 6 fours and 2 maximums, with Baroda setting a target of 314 runs.
On his Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy debut, Hardik did not get any chance for batting in a match against Mumbai on 13 March 2013. Though, with the ball, he conceded a run of 22 in 3 overs and scoring the victory for Baroda by 33 runs. Team-Baroda, along with Hardik Pandya, carried on to score a victory again in the second Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Pandya finished the tournament with a score of 219 runs, with an average of 31.28 and a strike rate of 102.33.
In 2015-16, Hardik Pandya finished as the highest run-scorer, who scored a run of 377 in 10 matches with an average of 53.85 and strike rate of 130.90. He had scored half-centuries 3 times, which also includes his high score of the tournament of 86.
The Indian Premier League, or IPL, had provided the Indian team with some real cricket gems, and undoubtedly Hardik Pandya is one of them.
He was signed by the team Mumbai Indians in the year 2015, with a base price of Rs.10 lakhs. He received applause from the cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting for his all-rounder performance.
In a game of Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, he had scored 21runs in 8balls. Also, he took 3 important catches, which helped Mumbai win. He was awarded the Man of the Match for his performance.
After the same match, Sachin Tendulkar called him and said that he could be playing for India in the next 18 months. Who knew this statement would come true one day!
The fiery form of Hardik Pandya in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy gifted him his first India call up in the Australian tour. In his first match on the Australian tour, he had taken 2 wickets in 3 overs and also took a catch, which pushed India to victory by 37 runs.
In the following match, Pandya took a wicket in 2 overs and took the game-changing catch of Shaun Marsh, shifting India towards victory and winning the series. Even though Pandya did not get a chance to bat, but his contribution to the match with the ball ensured that he was to be retained for Sri Lanka’s tour of India.
Pandya’s first blasting innings with the bat for team India was seen in the Asia Cup 2016. He had hit a score of 31 out of 18 balls, which helped India to achieve a respectable score against the Bangladeshi team. With the ball in his hand, he had picked up the wicket of, Sabbir Rahman which secured the victory for the team –India.
In the second game played against the arch-rivals, Pakistan Pandya has his best balling figures of 3 for 8. Pandya’s performance as a “fast-bowling all-rounder” caught the eyes of everybody, as he broke in with 5 wickets.
Hardik Pandya made his debut in ODI in a match against New Zealand, which was played in Dharmashala on 16th October 2016.
He received the title of “Man Of The Match” on his debut with 3 for 31 in 7 overs with the ball and becoming the $th Indian player to do so.
Being the batsman in his first ODI innings, he scored a run of 36 from 34 against New Zealand. Pandya rose as a batsman in the ODI series in a match against England at home in the year 2017.
Pandya also maintained his good form in the ICC Champions Trophy. In the first match played against Pakistan, Pandya had hit three sixes consecutively off the bowler, Imad Wasim in the same over.
In spite of all his power-hitting and aggressive batting style, Hardik Pandya had made a decent and steady test career.
He was chosen for the Test series in the match against Sri Lanka. He played his first test match on 26th July in Galle and hit the score of his maiden test half-century.
In the third test match played against Sri Lanka, Hardik Pandya had scored 108 runs and becoming the first Indian batsman to score a century in a Test before lunch.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Hardik Pandya:
Hardik Pandya is the first-ever Indian cricket player to take 4 wickets and score 30-plus runs in a single T20 match
Hardik Pandya had failed in the 9th standard, after which he left education to pursue his career in cricket.
During an interview to a website, Hardik revealed that he was dropped out from his state age-group teams, as he had ‘attitude problems’. Later, he added that it was just his way of expressing himself as he didn’t like hiding his feelings.
He got the nickname “Rockstar”, given to him by his teammates, which described his charismatic body language, along with his explosive style of play.
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