Hardik Pandya Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, IPL Price, Bowling, Net Worth, Wedding Date & More
Hardik Pandya is an extraordinary Indian all-rounder who plays for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. He is an amazing all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium.
Pandya started playing cricket for his home team in 2013 at the age of 20. He was the main reason for Baroda winning the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2013–14.
Birth and Early Life
Hardik was born on 11 October 1993 in Surat, Gujarat, India. His father closed his smoothly running business to help his sons practice cricket in a better place. He studied till ninth grade and then dropped out to focus on cricket.
To feed Hardik and Krunal’s passion, their father left his car business in Surat and moved to Baroda, where he enrolled both his sons in former Indian cricketer Kiran More’s cricket academy.
Kiran More was well aware of his father’s weak financial condition and was impressed by the early performance of both the brothers. Due to which he waived the three years’ academy fees of those two brothers.
His father told the media that Hardik initially wanted to be a spinner till the age of 18, then he switched to fast bowling.
Education & More
|School||MK High School, Baroda|
|Awards||Player of the match on ODI debut.|
Hardik made his first-class debut for Baroda in the 2013–14 Ranji Trophy. He played an important role in helping Baroda win the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2013-14. He performed exceptionally well in the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2016, where the Baroda team won over the Vidarbha team.
Hardik Pandya was signed by Mumbai Indians in 2015. Due to his exceptional performances, he was selected in the Indian national cricket team. Hardik Pandya has one of the most incredible IPL scorecards of an Indian player.
Hardik made his T20 International debut on 27 January 2016 against Australia in Adelaide. He had a bad start but performed well in the last two overs. In the same year, Hardik made his ODI debut against New Zealand in Dharamsala. He became the fourth player to be named Player of the Match in his debut match. He made his Test debut on 26 July 2017, scoring his first century and becoming the first batsman to score a century before launch.
|Playing Style||Bowling All-Rounder|
|International Debut||Test: 26 July 2017 vs Sri Lanka|
ODI: 16 October 2016 vs New Zealand
T20I: 26 January 2016 vs Australia
|Debut Matches||Ranji trophy on 2013-14|
|Teams||Indian National cricket team|
Baroda Cricket team
|Batting Style||Right Handed Batsman|
|Bowling Style||Right arm Medium Fast|
|Best Record||First Indian to take 4 wickets and score above 30 runs in the same T20I match.|
|Coach/ Mentor||Kiran More|
|IPL Debut Match||2015|
|Year of Played Matches and Teams||Mumbai Indians (2015-21)|
Personal Life & More
Hardik Pandya’s brother Krunal Pandya is also an Indian cricketer. He got engaged to his girlfriend Natasa Stankovic in a private boat on 1 January 2020. They have a son who was born on 1 July 2020.
Physical Status & More
|Height (approx.)||6”(In Feet)|
Some Important Facts About Hardik Pandya
- Hardik Pandya was born in Surat, Gujarat, India.
- He was in controversy with KL Rahul, on the show “Koffee with Karan” where he was blamed for passing sexist remarks.
- He was removed from his state group because of an attitude problem.
- He is close to the Pathan brothers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan.
- Hardik used to bowl leg spin. But one day, at Kiran More’s academy, there was a shortage of fast bowlers for a match and More asked her to take the responsibility. Pandya stunned one and everyone with his brilliant performance of fast bowling. He took 7 wickets in that match
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Hardik Pandya Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, IPL, Net Worth, Biography & More