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Hardik Pandya Biography: The All-Rounder Wonder Boy in the Indian Cricket Team

The Indian Cricket team have always had a dearth of genuine all-rounders. If one recalls, it is only the legend 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev that comes to mind who was a true seam bowling all-rounder that India had.

After him, the Men in Blue never found an all-rounder and now the search for a bonafide all-rounder have ceased. Captain Kohli has found his man in Hardik Pandya.

Pandya, a seam bowler and attacking batsman have carved a place for himself across formats of the game. The 25-year-old has played 11 Test matches, scoring 532 runs at an average of 31.29 which includes a century. Along with it, he has picked up 19 wickets with a best of 5 for 28. From being a chocolate boy to a dependable player in Indian Team to his recent Koffee With Karan controversy, Hardik Pandya has seen it all.

Today, in Hardik Pandya’s biography, let’s learn about various facets of his life:

 

Hardik Pandya Biography

Details
Full Name
Hardik Himanshu Pandya
Age
25 years
Sport Category
Cricket
Date of Birth
11 October 1993
Hometown
Vadodara, Gujarat
Height
1.83 m
Parent
Himanshu and Nalini Pandya
ODI Debut
16 October 2016 Vs New Zealand
Test Debut
26 July 2017 Vs Sri Lanka
T 20 Debut
26 January 2016 Vs Australia

Early Days

Born on 11 October 1993 in Surat, Gujarat into a financially weak family, Hardik was never interested in studies. Hardik and his elder brother Krunal were enrolled into Kiran More’s Cricket Academy in Vadodara by their father Himanshu Pandya. Hardik was only five then.

He dropped out of school in the ninth grade and started focussing on Cricket. The Pandya brothers used to travel by a second-hand car to the Cricket ground while the family lived in a rented apartment.

 
 
 
 
 
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Toooo aallll the super women out there ? I wish you allll happy Mother’s Day ❤️ stronger than all ?#mummasboy

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Hardik made a lot of progress in the Junior Cricket and single-handedly won a lot of games for his club. Later, he was dropped from the state team due to ‘attitude problems’.

Earlier, till the age of 18, Hardik was a leg spinner but his coach Sanath Kumar insisted him to bowl fast. Right now,  he is a fast bowling all-rounder that provides the right balance to the Indian team.

 
 
 
 
 
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#brothers

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Domestic Career

Hardik Pandya plays for Baroda in the domestic tournaments since 2013. He played an important role in Baroda winning the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in the 2013-14 season. In a match at the Wankhede stadium, he scored a blistering 82 off 57 balls when the opposition had the experienced Zaheer Khan and Dhawal Kulkarni.

Later in January 2016, he slammed an unbeaten 86 against Vidarbha. His innings included eight long sixes and Baroda won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match by 6 wickets which earned him an international call.  

Also Read: The Motivational Workout Routine of Hardik Pandya

 
 
 
 
 
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Good start in the league . #t20 #ontrack

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Hardik Pandya in IPL

The Indian Premier League has given the Indian team some real gems and Hardik Pandya is one of them. He was signed by the Mumbai Indians in the 2015 season for a base price of 10 lakhs. He received heavy praise from the greats of the game Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting for his all-round performance.

In a game against the Chennai Super Kings, Pandya scored an 8 ball 21, also taking 3 important catches which helped Mumbai win. He was awarded the Man of the Match for his performance. Tendulkar called him up after the match and said that he would play for India in the next 18 months. Who knew it would come true!

 
 
 
 
 
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Back in Chennai for a few days… quite nostalgic! #EpicGame #nostalgia #chennai

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Pandya has snatched many victories for the Mumbai side from the jaws of defeat. In a must-win game against the Kolkata Knight Riders, he scored an amazing 31 ball 61 to help the team cruise through to the final four.

In the 2018 auction, he was retained by the Mumbai Indians for a whopping amount of Rs.11 Crore along with captain Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.

Also Read: Mumbai Indians’ New Jersey Unveils For the Upcoming IPL Season

 
 
 
 
 
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This kind pictures which always give you smiles:) #rohitsharma #HardikPandya #parthivpatel #MumbaiIndians #mumbai #smiles #mumbai @mumbaiindians

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International Career

As predicted by Sachin Tendulkar, Hardik Pandya made his international debut on 27 January 2016 in a T20I game against Australia. He picked up 2 wickets in the match. In his next match against Sri Lanka, he batted higher up than Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni and hit a 14 ball 27.

In a World T20I match against Bangladesh, Pandya took two crucial wickets in the last three balls of the dramatic match’s final over as India beat Bangladesh by a mere one run.

 
 
 
 
 
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History was made last night. ?? Great spirit and grit got us over the line and now we keep marching ahead! . @virat.kohli @ajinkyarahane

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Pandya made his ODI debut against New Zealand in Dharmashala on 16 October 2016 and won the Man of the Match on debut, becoming the only fourth Indian to do so. He became an overnight sensation when he struck three back to back sixes against Pakistan’s Imad Wasim in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
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This team knows only two things: 1️⃣ Win ? 2️⃣ Learn ? So proud ?? #ENGvIND @indiancricketteam

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The Gujarat-born lad was also picked up for the Test series against Sri Lanka. He played his first test on 26 July in Galle and scored his maiden Test century, and became the first Indian batsman to score a Test century just before lunch. He also set the record for scoring the most number of runs in a single over of a Test innings for India, scoring 26 runs. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Such a hardworking victory it was ?? we fought and got in finally ?

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Career Statistics

Competition Test ODI T20 IPL
Matches 11 45 38 50
Runs Scored 532 731 296 666
Batting Average 31.29 29.24 16. 44 23.79
100s 1
50s 4 2 2
Top Score 108 83 33 61
Wickets 17 44 36 28
Economy 3.38 5.54 8.32 9.02
Average 31.06 39.73 25.61 32.96
Best 5/28 3/31 4/38 3/24

 

Hardik Pandya Net Worth

Hardik Pandya’s net worth is estimated to be approximately Rs. 10.6 Crores according to Finapp.co.in. He has personal properties worth Rs. 5.2 Crores and owns two luxury cars worth Rs. 1.5 Crores. The car brands owned by Hardik Pandya include Mercedes Benz and BMW. Over the next few years, Hardik Pandya’s Net worth is likely to grow by around 35%.

Favourites of Hardik Pandya

Favourite Cricketers: Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh

Favourite Actor: Akshay Kumar

Favourite Actress: Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor

Favourite Superhero: Superman

Favourite Football Club: Manchester United FC

Favourite Colour: White

Social Media

Here’s how Hardik Pandya’s Instagram handle looks like: 

 
 
 
 
 
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Off to NCA to sweat it out ?? Excited for some good training days in Bangalore ✌?

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♠️ Styled by @nikitajaisinghani

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#throwback to that wonderful night ??

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Gaurav Kadam
Gaurav Kadam is a young sportswriter and journalist who is a huge cricket enthusiast. He is a bibliophile and a movie and American TV series buff, who is completely addicted to Netflix. Gaurav is liberal in thoughts and agnostic in deeds.

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