From a financially unstable family, Hardik Pandya has struggled into the ladder of fame in the Cricket World. But his family issues didn’t hold him back from making his dream come true. Pandya and his elder brother Krunal made a lot of progress in Junior Cricket and have made records and achievements over the years. Here are more details about Hardik Pandya.
|Full Name||Hardik Himanshu Pandya|
|Born In||Vadodara, Gujarat|
|Bowl Style||Right-arm medium|
|Birth Date||October 11, 1993|
|Net Worth||$ 4 Million (30 crores)|
|Teams||India, Baroda, Mumbai Indians, India A, India AT20, Indian Board President’s XI, World XI|
Hardik Pandya, a right-handed batsman, is very popular with his aggressive style of batting. He has made records with the bat in the following leagues;
Pandya loves to take charge of the bowler. He is well-known for his style both on and off the field. He is an excellent all-rounder and finisher, enabling him to provide the perfect balance to his Indian Cricket Team and other teams he plays for.
At a young age, Hardik single-handedly won lots of games for his club. But, he has attitude problems which means he was dropped severally from various stage age-groups teams. While other people call it an attitude problem, Hardik sees it as expressive.
Before he was 18, Hardik was playing as a leg spinner. However, his coach Sanath Kumar convinced him to be a fast bowler that has brought him fame. Here is his debut throughout his career;
Hardik made his Test debut on July 26, 2017, against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium. He scored his maiden Test century and 26 runs.
He was not included in India’s 20-man main squad for the 2021 Test series. However, it’s suspected that due to his inability to bowl in the longer format, this might be the end of his Test career.
On October 16, 2016, Hardik Pandya made his ODI debut against New Zealand at Dharamsala. He scored 31 runs and caught 3 wickets at an economy rate of 4.42. India beat New Zealand by 6 wickets with 101 balls remaining.
His last ODI match was on July 23, 2021, against Sri Lanka at Colombo. Sri Lanka beat India by 3 wickets with 48 balls remaining.
Hardik made his T20 debut on January 26, 2016, against Australia at Adelaide Oval. He slammed eight sixes during his unbeaten 86 and 2 wickets innings and led the Baroda cricket team to a six-wicket win.
The last Test series Pandya played was July 25, 2021, against Sri Lanka at Colombo. India won the match by 38 runs.
Hardik Pandya made his T20 debut on March 17, 2013, against Mumbai in Ahmedabad. His last T20 series was on July 25, 2021, Sri Lanka versus India at Colombo.
Hardik made his IPL debut on April 19, 2015, against Royal Challengers Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. He registered 21 runs off 8 balls and 3 wickets, which helped the Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 6.
He is in the IPL 2021 playing for Mumbai Indians together with his brother Krunal Pandya.
While training for the Test series against England in late 2016, Pandya injured himself at the PCA Stadium. As a result, he didn’t take part in this series.
Hardik Pandya underwent a shoulder injury in September 2019 and missed playing against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Hardik and Krunal Pandya lost their father on January 16, 2021, due to a cardiac arrest.
The Board of Control for Cricket suspended Hardik from pending inquiries after he and KL Rahul shared their view about sexual encounters on a celebrity guest show “Koffee with Karan.” Luckily the suspension was later lifted, and they both rejoined the Indian team in New Zealand. But Pandya faced some backlash with his brand image. Gillette even suspended him for its product Gillette Mach2. Moreover, Khar Gymkhana of Mumbai suspended his gym membership.