Hardik Pandya – All the Details of the Indian hard-hitting all-rounder

Hardik Pandya has been a sensational player when it comes to playing for the Mumbai Indians, MI franchise of the Indian Premier League. But his career as a pure all-rounder hasn’t been that great whenever he played for India in the three formats of the game.

Hardik is termed as the best batting all-rounder after the legendary player Kapil Dev, who won the first world cup for India in 1983 at Lords. But the young lad of Indian cricket hasn’t stepped up to his real potential and caliber and the main reason is inconsistency, which was also seen in the IPL 2021 season.

Hardik Pandya is from Baroda and he played his domestic cricket for that Indian state. Hardik also has an elder brother named Krunal Pandya, who also plays cricket. Hardik is a right-arm fast bowling all-rounder and his brother Krunal is a spin-bowling all-rounder.

Both the Pandya Brothers are an integral part of the Baroda and Mumbai Indians’ side. But both haven’t been consistent enough to play for the country on a regular basis. Despite Hardik didn’t have a good IPL 2021 season, he has been named in the T20 World Cup 2021 India Squad and Krunal misses out on that chance of playing for the Indian team at this global event.

Early Life of Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya
Credit – DNA India

The fast bowling all-rounder was born in Surat, Gujarat on 11th October 1993. When Hardik was just five, his family shifted to Baroda because Hardik’s father had to shut down their car finance business which they ran in Surat in their hometown. The financial condition of the Pandya family was weak. But still, Hardik and Krunal went to school in Baroda while Pandya’s lived in a rented apartment in Baroda and Krunal used a second-hand car to travel to the cricket ground.

Hardik studied still class ninth and he was finally dropped out of the school because he wanted to concentrate on just cricket. Hardik also said in an interview that he was not picked in the school teams because of his attitude problems.

According to his elder brother Krunal, Hardik had decent progress and he won matches on his own at the club cricket level. Hardik was a leg spinner till 18 years old. But he turned as a fast bowler due to his coach told him so. Hardik played for Baroda and allowed them to win the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in the 2013 2014 season.

In 2015, he played the cash-rich league tournament, IPL and he was selected in the Mumbai Indians squad. Hardik smashed 21 runs from just eight deliveries to catch the limelight and he was also awarded the man of the match award for this knock.

In that match, Hardik also took some good catches which helped MI to beat CSK by eight wickets. After this knock of Hardik, the legendary batsman and icon of International cricket Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar told Hardik that he will for the country in the next 18 months, and the predictions which the God of Cricket made proved right in the end.

Hardik played the T20 World Cup in 2016 and the Asia Cup T20 that same year for the Indian Team. Hardik sparkled yet again for the MI franchise in a must-win game. He score 61 runs from just 31 balls and won the game for his side. Hardik won the second player of the match award of that season and he also won the Yes Bank Maximum for hitting most sixes in that game against Kolkata Knight Riders, in that same year Hardik blasted eight sixes for Baroda which allowed them to win the second Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2016.

International Cricket Career of Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya will be a vital player for India in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 event. Even though, he is not bowling. But his batting can do the dame single-handedly as he did against Australia in the T20I series which India won Down Under. Hardik made his debut in the T20I format against the Aussies in 2016. He picked up the wicket of Chris Lynn. He has also been promoted up the order ahead of Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a T20I game against Sri Lanka. Hardik scored 27 runs from 14 deliveries in that match.

In Asia Cup T20 match against Bangladesh, Hardik smashed 31 runs in 18 deliveries which allowed India to post a decent score on the board. Against Pakistan in that same tournament, Hardik took three wickets for just eight runs. These were the best figures for Hardik in the T20I format. In the World T20 game against Bangladesh, Hardik bowled a crucial last over and picked up two wickets. That allowed India to win that contest just by a run. He picked up four wickets for 38 runs against England in a T20I match, which was he best match figures in the shortest format.

In the ODI format, Hardik made his debut against New Zealand at Dharamsala in 2016. He got a batting chance for the first time against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy where he hit three back-to-back sixes to Imad Wassim and in the same event, Hardik struck 76 runs in the final for a losing cause. His innings came when India was struggling at 54 for the loss of five wickets. His knock kept India in the hunt. He was also elected in the XI of ESPN.

Hardik Pandya played his debut Test match against Sri Lanka in 2017 at Galle and in his third Test match, Hardik scored his first half-century in Test Cricket. Hardik’s first ton in the Test match came against the same opponent Sri Lanka in 2017 on that tour. Hardik is the first batter from the Indian Team to score a hundred before lunch in Test matches and this ton was his first in international cricket. He also played well in the Cape Town Test match which India lost. Hardik scores 93 runs with the bat.

Biography of Hardik Pandya

Full Name –Hardik Himanshu Pandya
International Debut –T20I – 26th January 2016 against Australia in Adelaide. Test Match – 26th July 2017 against Sri Lanka at Galle. ODI Format – 16th October 2016 against New Zealand at Dharamshala.
Domestic Teams –Baroda, Indian President XI, and Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
Current Age –28 years old.
Height/ Weight – 
Profession –Cricketer – Right-handed batsman                      Right-arm medium bowler
Father’s Name –Himanshu Pandya
Mother’s Name –Nalini Pandya
Brother’s Name –Elder Brother – Krunal Pandya
Wife’s Name –Engaged Natasha Stankovic on 1st January 2020.
Son’s Name –Agastya Pandya
FavoriteCricketing shot – Favorite Players –Straight Drive. Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh as batsmen Harbhajan Singh as bowlers.
Hobbies –Putting Tattoos on the body, Listening to music, and traveling.

Achievements of Hardik Pandya

  • Hardik Pandya played a crucial role with the bat for Baroda in wiining the Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy twice in 2013 and 2016.
  • Hardik Pandya became the first India player to score to score more tan 30 runs and pick up four wickets on the same match. He achieved this feat against England in a T20I match in 2018.
  • Hardik Pandya is the first batman from India to score a hundred before lunch in a Tst match which was played against Sri Lanka.
  • In the same match, Hardik Pandya smashed 26 runs in an over, which was the highest in Test innings.
  • Hardik Pandya won the player of the match award in his maiden match of the fifty over format. He is just the fourth player to achieve this amazing feat after Sandeep Patil, Mohit Sharma, and KL Rahul.

Controversies of Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya had only one controversy in his cricketing career. But that controversy was a bigger one that had nothing to do with cricket and it didn’t happen on the field.  Rahul and Hardik Pandya were invited to a show hosted by Karan Johar, Coffee with Karan. Hardik Pandya gave some sexiest remarks on the show which were not taken by the people in their good interest.

Many viewers who watched the show felt like those comments are disgraceful, derogatory, and indecent to speak anywhere. Later Hardik apologized for his bad comments on a Television platform and BCCI also handed suspension to both the players when they were on the tours of Australia and New Zealand before the 2019 world cup. Gillette razor also removed Hardik as their brand ambassador.

Stats of Hardik Pandya – Batting

Test MatchesODI MatchesT20I MatchesIPL Matches
Match 11 and 18 inningsMatches 63 and innings 46.49 Matches and 33 innings92 matches and 85 innings
Runs – 53212864841476
Average – 31.29 and Strike rate – 73.89 1 – 100s and 4 – 50s Highest Score – 108 runs against Sri Lanka  Average -32.97 Strike Rate – 116. 91 100s – 0 The 50s – seven Highest Score – 92 runs.Average – 19.36 Strike Rate – 145.35 0 – 100s 0 – the 50s Highest Score – 42 runs.  Average – 27.33 Strike Rate – 151.91 0 – 100s 4 – 50s Highest Score – 91 runs.

Stats of Hardik Pandya Bowling

Test matchesODI MatchesT20I MatchesIPL Matches
Matches – 11  and 19 InningsMatches – 63 Innings –    58Matches – 49 Innings –  45Matches – 92 Innings –    60
Wickets – 17Wickets – 57Wickets – 42Wickets –42
Average – 31.06 Economy – 3.38 10 wicket haul – 0 5 wicket haul – 1 Best match figures –6/50.Average – 41.47 Economy – 5.61 10 wickets haul – 0 5 wicket haul – 0 Best match figures –Average – 26.45 Economy – 8.18 10 wicket haul – 0 5 wicket haul – 0Average – 31.26 Economy – 9.07 10 wickets haul – 0 5 wicket haul –     0.

Net Worth of Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is a well-known cricket player who has supported his family along with his elder brother Krunal Pandya. The estimated net worth of Hardik Pandya in 2021 is 37 crore. His monthly income is more than 41 lakhs and his annual income is five crores. Hardik and his elder bro Krunal had faced a torrid time in their childhood because of their low income.

Now Hardik and Krunal have made up for that and their majority income is from cricket, BCCI Salary, and IPL salary. Hardik earns through the endorsements as well. His charges are two crore rupees for one TV Advertisement which we all see during the breaks. The personal properties which Hardik Pandya has are worth eight crore rupees and they also include cars worth 10 crore Indian Rupees.

Social Media Accounts of Hardik Pandya

Instagram – 19.5 million followers –  https://www.instagram.com/hardikpandya93/?hl=en

Facebook – 11 million followers – https://www.facebook.com/OfficialHardikPandya

Twitter – 7.1 Million Followers https://twitter.com/hardikpandya7?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

FAQ

Where does Hardik Pandya Live?

Hardik Pandya lives in Baroda which is in the Indian State of Gujarat. Hardik was born in Surat and he migrated to Baroda when Hardik was five years old.

Which team in the Indian Premier League has Hardik Pandya is playing since his debut season?

Hardik Pandya was brought by the MI – Mumbai Indians franchise in the Indian Premier League season 2015 and since then he has been the main player for the MI franchise. Hardik and his elder brother Krunal play for the same team in the IPL.

Was Hardik Pandya auctioned in the Indian Premier League?

Yes, he was auctioned in IPL 2015 season and Mumbai Indians brought Hardik Pandya. But after 2015, the MI franchise has retained the all-rounder player and he never went to any auctions after that.

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