All About Manish Pandey And His Cricket Career

Indian cricket is never short of batters who come in the picture & show their heroics around the world. India has always been a dominant batting country & has produced so many batting giants like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli. This list goes on and on, but right now, we are talking about a player who has been seen as a potential middle-order batter who could play for India.

We are talking about Manish Pandey, and his full name is Manish Krishnanand Pandey, born on 10th September 1989. He is an Indian International player who has represented India in ODIs & T20i. Over the years, Manish Pandey has always played some breathtaking knocks for India that made him get closer to the Indian ODI and T20i squad. Still, he never got that permanent place for India in the middle order because of his inconsistency with the performances.

He has a very decent IPL record too. He was the first Indian player to score a hundred in the IPL. He has played for a few different franchises in different years.

Personal Information About Manish Pandey

Full nameManish Krishnanand Pandey
Born10 September 1989 (age 32
BattingRight Handed
ODI debut14 July 2015 V Zimbabwe
Last ODI23 July 2021 v Srilanka
ODI shirt no.21
IPL Teams                 Kolkata Knight Riders, Pune Warriors India, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians   
Birthday10 September 1989 (Sunday)
Age (in 2022)32 Years Old
Birth SignVirgo
Heightin centimeters- 173 cm in meters- 1.73m
Weightin Kilograms- 68 kg

Family Background Of Manish Pandey

Pandey was born in Nainital, Uttarkhand, but he shifted to Bangalore at 15 with his family. His father had served Indian Army. He completed his schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya and later joined the Karnataka State Cricket Association as he was so ambitious about playing cricket for India from childhood.

His siblings have a kind of cricketing background as his sister was a former cricketer who played for Karnataka. He married an Indian actress Ashrita Shetty on 2 December 2019.

All Format Career Summary Of Manish Pandey

Domestic Career Of Manish Pandey

He has played domestic cricket a lot & has played for the Karnataka team. He has performed exceedingly well in the domestic circuit, but he couldn’t replicate the same performances in International cricket for some reason.

He captains the Karnataka team in different domestic tournaments. He has been known for his acrobatic & stunning fielding performances.

His best Domestic year was in 2009-10 Ranji trophy. He ended up as the highest run-scorer, including four 100s & 5 fifties at an average of 63, showcasing his talent & ability with the hunger of scoring runs.

Although in that season, he didn’t have the best endings from the final where his gritty, determined knock of 144. Couldn’t take his team home & they lost the final to Mumbai & he was drenched in agony & disbelief because he had played so well in the entire tournament.  

IPL Career Of Manish Pandey

He has represented four teams in IPL & has a pretty decent record of IPL overall. The good thing about his batting was that he could bat in the middle order as a floater from no 3 to no 6. If needed to hold onto the innings, he was good enough to be that guy who could rescue his team & was equally impressive to play that perfect finisher role, who could come at no 6 & finish the innings with a bang. 

Because of these multidimensional abilities, he was consistently ranked very high in IPL cricket. He started his IPL journey with Mumbai Indians, but it was quite a sedate & quiet start to his IPL career. He was then released by the franchise and Royal Challengers Bangalore picked him for next year and he played well for them, scoring a hundred as the 1st Indian in IPL history.

The other notable IPL stint of Manish Pandey that we can reminisce about it in 2014 with Kolkata Knight Riders. He had a significant contribution in ensuring that KKR got its 2nd IPL title in 2014. He scored a magnificent 94 in the final in a stellar run chase of 20

His overall IPL stats speaks volume of his match-winning ability. In 154 matches, he has scored 3560 runs with a strike rate of 121.

ODI Career Of Manish Pandey

From 2014 onwards, he was going through a good phase of his cricketing career where he had a more than decent IPL with KKR in 2014 & domestic cricket to follow. Still, all that hard work bore the fruit in July 2015, when he got the opportunity to debut for the Indian team against Zimbabwe.

He scored an impressive 71 on his international debut & had a stunning partnership of 144 with Kedar Jadhav when India struggled with four wickets down only for 82.

However, his most highlighted knock-in ODI cricket came in 2016 January against Australia in Sydney, where his maiden hundred steered the ship for India in 330 run chase & India chased that score with two balls to spare

But there has been severe consistency of inconsistencies with Manish Pandey and which is probably the primary reason he never got that permanency with the Indian team in the middle order.

His overall ODI stats include 29 matches with 566 runs at an average of 33.29 with a strike rate of 90

T20 Career Of Manish Pandey

T20 cricket has been considered the strongest suit for Manish Pandey, and it is evident from his IPL numbers, too, that is very admirable. He made his t20i debut for India in the same tour when he made his ODI debut in 2015 against Zimbabwe.

He did makeup to the squad of the t20 World Cup 2016 to replace Yuvraj Singh for India. His overall t20i stats are 39 matches with 709 runs with a strike rate of 126.2.

On most of the occasions, he has been with the t20i team but unable to get into the final x1 & that has been the case with him for a long time.

Achievements Of Manish Pandey

  • First Indian to score a hundred in IPL
  • Highest run-scorer in Ranji trophy 2009-10.

Net Worth Of Manish Pandey

The net worth of Manish Pandey is estimated at $8 million (60 crores INR). He earns money from IPL endorsements & also has played international cricket for India.

Manish Pandey owns a luxury designer house in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. He has multiple real-estate properties across the countries.

The Car collection of Manish Pandey is relatively Small. Manish Pandey owns a few of the best luxury cars in the world. Manish Pandey’s collection of cars includes Two-seater Mercedes and Audi.

Social Media Accounts Of Manish Pandey

Instagram – 960K followers

Twitter – 943.1K Followers

Facebook – 4.1M followers


1. What is the net worth of Manish Pandey?

Manish Pandey’s total net worth is around $8 Million (60 Crores).

2. What is the actual age of Manish Pandey?

Currently, Manish Pandey is 32 years old (10 September 1989).

3. What is the Salary of Manish Pandey?

Manish Pandey earns an estimated salary of 12 Crore Per Year.