Name- Hardik Pandya
Date of Birth- 11 October 1993
Age- 24years(as in 2017)
Mother- Nalini Pandya
Father- Himanshu Pandya
Brother- Krunal Pandya
Marital Status/Marriage- Unmarried
Height- 6’0 approx.
Weight- 68kg approx.
Jersey Number- 33
Education- 9th Standard
Salary- Retainer Fee- Rs.50 Lakh
Test Fee- Rs. 15 Lakh
ODI Fee- Rs. 6 Lakh
T20 Fee- Rs. 3 Lakh
Net Worth- $1m approx.
Hardik Pandya is an all-rounder Indian Cricketer. Born on 11 October 1993, he has been playing domestic cricket since 2013 for the team Baroda. He played his first International match against Australia. His T20 debut was against Srilanka in which he took 2 wickets. The wiry young Hardik is from a small town in Gujrat. Pandya is a talented Indian player who has played some excellent knocks with the bat in ODIs, sealing off some tight run-chase and scoring quick runs when required.
Facts About Hardik Pandya
- Akshay Kumar is his Favorite Actor.
- Deepika Padukone is his Favorite Actress.
- Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh are his Favorite Batsmen.
- Harbhajan Singh is his Favorite Bowler.
- Gujarati Cuisine is his Favorite Food.
- Listening to music is his Favorite Hobby.
- He is fond of tattoos and has multiple tattoos on his arm and upper body.
- He is known for his big hittings and fearless attitude.
- Hardik’s growing years were not easy. He grew up in hardship. He and his brother Krunal would often spend the entire day solely on one meal.
- His father is an ardent lover of the cricket. He and his brother were drawn to cricket because of his father who took them to watch matches in Vadodara.
- After seeing the craze for the game, he along with his brother Krunal were enrolled in the Kiran More International Academy at the age of 5 and 7 respectively.
- Kiran more had supported him a lot in his initial days and did not charge Hardik any fee for the first three years in his academy.
- Initially, Hardik was a leg-spinner but because of Kiran More, he became a medium pacer.
- Hardik’s father quit his job after suffering from heart attack thrice. After the sole bread earner of the family was confined to bed rest, life has become really tough for him.
- Hardik has a very cool nickname. He is called ‘Rockstar’ by his teammates.
- Because of his features and characteristics, People often calls him ‘West Indian guy from Baroda’.
- In 2015, John Wright saw great potential in him and therefore he was taken in IPL team of Mumbai Indians.
- He failed in 9th standard and left his studies to focus on the dream of playing cricket.
- He is a good friend of Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan.
Hardik Pandya Family
Hardik was born to Himanshu Pandya and Nalini Pandya in Choryasi, Surat, Gujrat. He has an elder brother Krunal Pandya. Krunal is also an Indian cricketer. His father ran a small car finance business in Surat. He chooses to shut down his business and move to Vadodara when Hardik was 5 years old. He enrolled his sons into Kiran More’s cricket academy in Vadodara. Financially weak, the Pandya family used to live in a rented apartment in Gorwa. They used a second-hand car to travel to the cricket ground. To focus on his cricket career, Hardik studied at MK High school till 9th standard.
Hardik Pandya Girlfriends/ Wife
Hardik Pandya is currently dating Bollywood celebrity Elli Avram. Elli came to drop her rumored boyfriend Hardik to Mumbai airport on March 5, 2018. The news of Hardik Pandya dating Elli Avram is doing rounds online for quite some time. However, neither Elli nor Hardik accepted their relationship rumor.
Before dating Elli Avram, the cricket was dating a Kolkata based Model Lisha Sharma. Later he said, he is single and wants to focus on his career.
Hardik Pandya Career
On 26 January, he started his international career with debut in T20 internationals for Team India. He then made his ODI debut in the same year on October 16. Known for his aggressive and big hitting, he played T20’s and ODI’s for a year before making his Test debut on July 26, 2017.
Hardik Pandya Memorable Innings
- One of his most memorable innings was against Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy finals. Hardik was going all guns blazing, and many people believed that India could still win the match. Though India lost the match but his innings were praised by all.
- Another most memorable bowling performance was in ICC T20 World cup against Bangladesh. In that match, Bangladesh needed 2 runs to win off 3 balls. However, because of Hardik, India managed to win the match with the last three balls resulting in 3 wickets- 2 catches and a run-out.
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Hardik Pandya Achievements
- He became Man of the Match in his One Day International debut.
- Hardik was the Top Scorer in 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament with 377 runs.
- The Fastest ever half-century in ICC Champions Trophy Final
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