Hardik Himanshu Pandya
11 October 1993, Choryasi, Surat, Gujarat, India
Also Known As
Right arm medium fast
Baroda, Mumbai Indians, Gujrat Titans
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Hardik Pandya was born on October 11, 1993, in Surat, Gujrat. Hardik Pandya’s father, Himanshu Pandya, closed his auto finance company in Surat and relocated to Vadodara to provide Hardik Pandya and his brother access to better cricket training facilities when Hardik Pandya was five. Hardik Pandya’s father enrolled his two boys in the cricket academy run by Kiran More in Vadodara. The Hardik Pandya family was poor and resided in Gorwa. Hardik Pandya attended MK High School until the ninth grade, at that point Hardik Pandya quit the school to concentrate on cricket.
Hardik Pandya bowled as a leg spinner before switching to fast bowling. In January 2020, Pandya became engaged to Serbian actress and dancer Natasa Stankovic, who currently resides in India. Agastya Pandya, their first child, was born in July 2020. Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya’s brother, has also represented both India and the Mumbai Indians. Himanshu Pandya, their father died in January 2021, following a cardiac arrest.
Since 2013, Hardik Pandya has competed for the Baroda cricket team.. At the age of 22, Hardik Pandya made his Twenty20 International debut for India on January 27, 2016, taking 2 wickets against Australia. Chris Lynn was the victim of Hardik Pandya’s first t20 international wicket. Hardik Pandya batted ahead of Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni in the second T20I match in Ranchi against the Sri Lanka cricket team, scoring 27 runs off 14 balls before falling to Thisara Perera three times. Hardik Pandya’s 18-ball 31 during the 2016 Asia Cup helped India beat Bangladesh with a respectable total. Later on Hardik Pandya added a wicket to seal the victory. Hardik Pandya got two significant wickets in the final three balls of the game’s final over on March 23 against Bangladesh in a 2016 World Twenty20 match, helping India defeat Bangladesh by one run. On July 8, 2018, in the third and final Twenty20 International match against England, Hardik Pandya had his best bowling stats. Hardik Pandya was the first Indian to take four wickets and score more than 30 runs in the same match. Hardik Pandya was selected for the Indian team to compete in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in September 2021. Hardik Pandya did not, however, have the impact that was anticipated. Against Pakistan, Hardik Pandya scored 11, and India lost by 10 wickets. In spite of India’s dominance against inexperienced sides like Afghanistan, Scotland, and Namibia, Hardik Pandya’s subsequent innings of 23 against New Zealand did not aid India’s case in the tournament. As an all-around player, Hardik Pandya was chosen. However, Hardik Pandya only bowled 2 overs against New Zealand, giving up 17 runs and failing to pick up any wickets. Hardik Pandya was left off the team for the T20I series against New Zealand that came after the World Cup due to his failure to score runs and contribute with the ball. Hardik Pandya was selected as India’s captain for their T20 International matches against Ireland in June 2022. Hardik Pandya scored 51 runs off 33 balls in a match against England at Southampton’s Rose Bowl on July 7, 2022, to record his maiden T20 international half-century. Hardik Pandya became the first Indian player to score fifty runs and capture four wickets in a single T20 international game. On October 16, 2016, at Dharamshala, Hardik Pandya played in his first One Day International (ODI) for India against New Zealand. Hardik Pandya became the fourth Indian to win Player of the Match honors in his ODI debut. Hardik Pandya got 36 runs off 32 balls in his debut ODI batting innings. Hardik Pandya smashed three successive sixes off Imad Wasim during the group stages of the ICC Champions Trophy before play was halted by rain. After being introduced with India at 54/5 following a top-order collapse, Hardik Pandya scored a losing 43-ball 76 in the Champions Trophy final at the Oval on June 18, 2017. Hardik Pandya was included in India’s team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in April 2019. Hardik Pandya took part in his 50th ODI on June 27, 2019, against the West Indies. Hardik Pandya bowled 4-24, the best figures of his ODI career, against England on July 17, 2022, at Old Trafford. Hardik Pandya was a member of India’s Test team for their home series against England in late 2016, however, Hardik Pandya was ultimately cut after suffering an injury while working out in the PCA Stadium’s nets. Hardik Pandya was selected for the team that travelled to Sri Lanka in July 2017 and began his Test match on July 26 at Galle. Hardik Pandya became the first Indian batsman to reach a Test century soon before lunch in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele, where Hardik Pandya also scored his first Test century. With 26 runs, Hardik Pandya also established the record for India’s Test innings for the most runs scored in a single over. Hardik Pandya’s first century in international cricket was this one.
Hardik Pandya’s enormous self-belief stands out among other young cricketers as the feature that most distinguishes him from others. The flamboyant Baroda all-rounder Hardik Pandya doesn’t allow pressure hinder his performance; instead, Hardik Pandya enjoys them. Hardik Pandya checks all the boxes a club wants in an all-round player: Hardik Pandya is a powerful batter as well as a quick bowler. Hardik Pandya rapid inclusion into the Indian ODI and T20 team following a strong showing in the 2015 IPL was not unexpected. Hardik Pandya smashed a six against RCB in his first IPL game after just facing two balls. However, Hardik Pandya’s true potential was revealed when Hardik Pandya led Mumbai Indians to win over CSK with an explosive eight-ball 21 when the team required 30 from two overs. Hardik Pandya was an important part of the Mumbai Indians line-up until he made his debut as Gujarat Titans’ new franchise’s captain in the season 2022. A side with an excellent balance of youth and experience which was led by Hardik Pandya won the IPL 2022.