|Full Name:||Hardik Himanshu Pandya|
|Batting Style:||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style:||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Date of Birth:||11th October 1993|
|Birthplace:||Choryasi, Surat, Gujarat|
|Hobbies:||Travelling, Listening to Music|
|Height:||183 cm, 1.83 m, 6’0″|
|Weight:||75 kg, 165 lbs|
Hardik Pandya Biography
Self-belief coupled with aggressiveness is perhaps what defines Hardik Pandya. A man who wears his heart on his sleeve, Hardik Pandya serves as a vital member of the Indian Cricket Team.
Unarguably, Hardik Pandya provides a great balance to the current Indian Cricket Team, thanks to his power-hitting ability down the order, besides being a medium fast-bowler and an exceptional fielder.
The Baroda cricketer is also known for being one of the most stylish cricketers in Indian Cricket. As of 15th July 2020, Hardik Pandya has represented India in 54 one-day internationals and 40 T20 Internationals. With MS Dhoni not being a regular member of the Indian Cricket Team, India would be hoping for Hardik to turn into a great finisher over the next couple of years.
Hardik Pandya Personal Info
Hardik Pandya Age: Hardik Pandya is 26 years old as of now. He will turn 27 this October.
Hardik Pandya Birthday: Hardik Pandya celebrates his birthday on 11th October. He was born on 11th October 1993.
Hardik Pandya Height: Hardik Pandya is 6 feet tall.
Hardik Pandya Family Info
Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya took his birth on 11th October 1993 in Surat, Gujarat. His father, Himanshu Pandya ran a small car finance business, while his mother, Nalini Pandya is a housewife.
Hardik Pandya comes from a family of modest means. When Hardik was five years old, his family shifted to Vadodara in order to equip him with better cricketing facilities.
On 1st January 2020, Hardik Pandya announced that he has got engaged to Serbian dancer and actress, Natasa Stankovic. To know more about his family members and his love story with Natasa.
Hardik Pandya Cricket Career
Domestic Cricket: Hardik Pandya made his first-class debut in 2013 for the Baroda cricket team. He played a pivotal role in helping the side win Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2013-14. He played a match-winning 86-run knock in the 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali final to help Baroda win the title.
International Cricket: Impressive performances in the Indian Premier League helped Hardik Pandya earn a national call-up in the T20 series against Australia in 2016. He made his T20 international debut against Australia on 26th January 2016. Hardik Pandya made his one-day international debut on 16th October 2016 against New Zealand.
To know his complete statistical journey from piling runs in domestic cricket to making a reputation in international cricket.
Hardik Pandya IPL Career
Hardik Pandya made his debut in the Indian Premier League in 2015 edition for Mumbai Indians. The all-rounder hit a six on the second ball he faced in his first game, announcing his arrival on the big stage.
He played nine matches in that edition, scoring 112 runs at an average of 22.40. He shot to fame after hitting a quick-fire 8-ball 21 against CSK when the team needed 30 runs off just 2 overs.
Hardik Pandya has been an integral part of Mumbai Indians in the cash-rich league and has played a significant role over the years for the franchise.
In his IPL career thus far, Hardik has played 66 matches, scoring 1068 runs at an average of 28.86 and a strike rate of 154.78.
Hardik Pandya Achievements
- Hardik Pandya is the first Indian batsman to have taken 4 wickets and score more than 30 runs in a T20 match.
- He is the fourth Indian cricketer to earn the Man of the Match award in his ODI debut.
- Hardik Pandya holds the record of scoring the most runs in a single over in a Test match.
- He is the first batsman to score a century in Test cricket before Lunch.
- Hardik Pandya was selected in the ODI XI by CricInfo in 2017.
Hardik Pandya Net Worth
Indian cricketer, Hardik Pandya’s net worth estimates around $1 Millions. He is earning quite a fortune from cricket off late. BCCI provides him with a staggering amount of Rs. 3 crores as an annual salary.
Furthermore, he has been doing various brand endorsement deals such as Boat, Sin Denim, Oppo, Gulf Oil etc.
Lesser Known Facts about Hardik
- Hardik is very fond of Tattoos and has many tattoos on his body.
- While Hardik Pandya was training at Kiran More academy in his initial years, Kiran More didn’t charge any fees for the first three years from him.
- Hardik is a very close friend of the Pathan brothers from Baroda (Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan).
- To focus completely on cricket he dropped his school when he was in the ninth standard.
- Hardik has smashed 39 runs in an over during a match in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Hardik Pandya Social Media Presence
Hardik Pandya doesn’t like to hide his personal life to his fans. He remains quite active on social media and has a huge number of followers on his social media handles.
As of 15th July 2020, Hardik has 12 million followers on Instagram.
To know about his followers on other social media platforms and his social media controversies.