Hardik Pandya, a sinewy young led from a small town in Gujarat, with his tattoos and peroxide highlights, epitomizes the charisma and swagger of the modern-day Indian cricketer. The all-rounder was driven into the big stage after constant publicity to prime-time television in the form of the Indian Premier League. A deep voice to go with the courage and energy, and showing no sign of playing it safe, Pandya is the present-day icon of guts in the Indian side. Having gone through the hard work of domestic cricket, Pandya shot to popularity when he was elected up by an IPL franchise – a license to make his talent renowned on the big stage. He is also one of the cricketers who characterize an ‘IPL breed’.
He is fearless and has the confidence of intimidation while sharing the dressing room with the best. He was already organizing ripples while playing for Baroda in the domestic ground. His big-hitting prowess was making the rounds for a long time and it was Mumbai Indian’s management who signed him up for the IPL 2015. After being roped in by the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, Pandya became a discovery. Playing livewire in the field, Clean ball-striking, and bowling at some stormy pace, he did it all to make sure his franchise retain belief in him. He was instrumental in Mumbai Indians lifting the IPL title for the second time in IPL 2015. Even Mumbai Indian’s head coach then, Ricky Ponting sprinkled heaps of praises on this 21-year-old Baroda lad.
|Birth Name||Hardik Himanshu Pandya|
|Age||(as in 2020) 27 Years|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Libra|
|Birth Place||Choryasi, Surat, Gujarat, India|
|Date of Birth||11 October 1993|
|Day of Birth||Monday|
|Residence||A 6,000-square feet penthouse in an apartment, Diwalipura area, Vadodara|
|Home Town||Vadodara, Gujarat, India|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Listening to Music|
|Mother's Name||Nalini Pandya|
|Father's Name||Himanshu Pandya (Businessman)|
|Brother||Krunal Pandya (Elder; Cricketer)|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Lisha Sharma (Model)|
Elli AvrRam (Actress)
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Wife/Spouse||Engaged with Natasa Stankovic (Serbian actress and model) on 01 Jan 2020|
|School||MK High School, Baroda|
|Educational Qualification||9th standard|
|Brands Endorsed||Hala Play|
|Career Manager||Not Available|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 183 cm|
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet inches- 6’ 0”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 75 kg|
in pounds- 165 lbs
|Chest Size||40 inches|
|Biceps Size||14 inches|
|Waist Size||30 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||Not Available|
|International Debut||ODI- 16 October 2016 against New Zealand at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India|
Test- 26 July 2017 against Sri Lanka at Galle, Sri Lanka
T20I- 26 January 2016 against Australia at Adelaide, Australia
|Domestic/State Team||Baroda, Mumbai Indians, Indian Board Presidents XI|
|Jersey Number||#228 (India)|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Records (main ones)||In 2016, he became the top scorer in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 377 runs and 10 wickets.|
|Favourite Shot||Straight Drive|
|Favourite Batsmen||Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh|
|Favourite Bowler||Harbhajan Singh|
|Favourite Cricket Ground||Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai|
|Favourite Actor||Akshay Kumar|
|Favourite Actress(es)||Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor|
|Favourite Football Team||Manchester United Football Club|
|Favourite Mobile App||WhatsApp|
|Controversies||In 2019, he, along with KL Rahul, were invited at Karan Johar's talk show 'Koffee with Karan.' The episode stirred controversy due to their sexist comments.|
Hardik Pandya was born on 11 October 1993 in Surat, Gujarat. His father, Himanshu Pandya, ran a small car finance business in Surat which he shut down and shifted to Vadodara when Hardik was five, he did so in order to facilitate his sons with better cricket training facilities.
He enrolled his two sons (Hardik and Krunal) into Kiran More’s cricket academy in Vadodara. Financially weak, the Pandya family lived in a rented apartment in Gorwa, with the brothers using a second-hand car to travel to the cricket ground. Hardik studied at the MK High School until ninth grade before dropping out to focus on cricket.
Hardik made steady progress in junior-level cricket and, according to Krunal, “won a lot of matches single-handedly” in club cricket. In an interview with the Indian Express, Hardik revealed that he was dropped from his state age-group teams due to his “attitude problems.” He added that he was “just an expressive child” who does not “like to hide his emotions.”
According to his father, Hardik was a leg spinner until the age of 18 and turned to fast bowling at the insistence of the then Baroda coach Sanath Kumar.
Hardik Pandya Net Worth And Salary
Hardik Pandya is one of the highest-paid cricketers in India. He has a net worth that currently stands at an estimated $1.5 million. Most of his earnings have come from the IPL where he has reportedly earned around INR 12-13 crores throughout his cricket career, as per Celebrity Earnings.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)||$ 1.8 million or INR 13 crores|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)||Under Review|
|Salary (as in 2018)||Retainer Fees: Rs 50 lakhs|
Test Match Fees: Rs 15 lakhs
ODI Fees: Rs 6 lakhs
T20 Fees: Rs 3 lakhs
Hardik Pandya has been a part of the Indian cricket team for a few years now and falls under the Grade B category of the BCCI player retainer list. As reported by Celebrity Earnings, Pandya roughly earns INR 3 crores on an annual basis from the BCCI. He also earns a part of his money through match fees for India and Mumbai Indians.
The BCCI, which is the richest cricket board in the world, pays him a staggering fee of roughly INR 3-8 lakhs as match fee along with performance bonuses. The Mumbai Indians star also enjoys a range of brand endorsement deals which include names like boAt, Sin Denim, Oppo, and Gulf Oil, among others.
|Office Address||71/B Yogeshwar Society, Bhattha, Dharnidhar Derasar Road, Paldi, Ahmedabad 380007, Gujarat, India|
|Office Contact Number||+91-9824503403 , 9824503402 (Phone), (Fax)|
|Hardik Pandya Manager Phone Number||Not Available|
Pandya debuted in first-class cricket for Baroda in 2013. In 2013–14 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Hardik played a vital role in Baroda’s victorious campaign. In 2016 finals of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Hardik played an unbeaten knock of 86 to guide the Baroda cricket team to a six-wicket win over Vidarbha cricket.
Hardik began his IPL career in 2015 with Mumbai Indians. His all-round performances with the MI franchise earned him a spot in the Indian national team. Hardik’s IPL career has been one of the most impressive ones so far. He is known for scoring quick runs in crucial moments.
T20 (International) Career
Hardik Pandya made his Twenty20 International debut for India on 27 January 2016 against the Australia cricket team. Pandya played like a true all-rounder, giving performances in all his initial matches, thereby cementing his position in the national T20 side. Hardik is also the first Indian to take 4 wickets and score above 30 runs in the same T20I match.
On 16 October 2016, Pandya made his One Day International (ODI) debut against New Zealand at Dharamsala. Hardik was awarded Man of the Match on his debut. He thus became only the fourth Indian to be named player of the match on ODI debut after Sandeep Patil, Mohit Sharma, and K. L. Rahul. Hardik’s performances in the 2017 Champions Trophy were lauded by the entire cricketing world. Following his 2017 performances, Hardik was selected in the ODI XI of the year 2017 by Cricinfo.
For his inaugural Test call-up, Pandya was included as a batsman for England’s tour of India in late 2016. However, he had to miss out because he injured himself while training in the nets at the PCA Stadium. However, he got a second chance after he was named in the Indian cricket squad for the Sri Lanka tour in July 2017.
He made his first Test debut on 26 July in Galle. He scored his maiden Test century in the same series and also became the first Indian batsman to score a Test century just before lunch. He also has the record for scoring the most runs in a single over of a Test innings for India (26 runs) to his name.
- Does Hardik Pandya smoke?: Yes
- Does Hardik Pandya drink alcohol?: Yes
- Hardik Pandya hails from poor family background.
- His father is an avid lover of cricket. During his childhood, his father took him to watch matches in Baroda, after which, he started taking interest in cricket.
- When he was five years old, his family shifted from Choryasi, Surat to Gorwa, Baroda, and enrolled him in Kiran More International Academy in Baroda, along with his brother, Krunal Pandya, who was seven years old at that time.
- His family resided on lease in Gorwa because of financial issues. They had a second-hand car to travel to the cricket ground.
- Hardik Pandya faced lots of difficulties in his teenage days. His father suffered thrice from the heart attack due to which his father had to quit his job.
- He dropped out of school after the ninth standard and started concentrating on his cricket career.
- Earlier, he used to play as a leg spinner. In one of the local league matches in Baroda, his team was short of one fast bowler. The former Indian cricketer, Kiran More told him to play as fast bowler and he accepted this task immediately. He surprised everyone with his appearance by picking seven wickets in that match. He, then, switched his bowling from leg spinner to medium pacer.
- Kiran More helped him a lot by not charging any fee from him for the first three years in his academy.
- In one of his interviews with the Indian Express, Hardik told me that he was eliminated from his state-age group teams because of his attitude problems. He also revealed, he was just an expressive child who does not like to hide his emotions.
- He made his T20 introduction in 2013 for Baroda against Mumbai. The match was held at Ahmedabad for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
- In 2015, John Wright saw great potential in him, so, he selected Pandya in the Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL team at a base price of Rs 10 lakhs.
- In 2016, he got elected to play for the Indian cricket team. He played his first International T20 match against Australia at Adelaide, Australia.
- In 2018, Mumbai Indians bought him at a massive price of Rs 1 Crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
- Hardik Pandya’s favorite tattoo out of which he has got inked on his body is ‘Time is Money’ on his arm.
- He is a good friend of Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan.
- He is generally called “West Indian guy from Baroda,” due to his West Indian characteristic and behavior.
- His best cricketing memory is the last over of India against Bangladesh in 2016 ICC World T20, when Bangladesh required only 2 runs in 3 balls.
- His teammates generally call him, Rockstar.
- Hardik Pandya loves to play against Australia.
- He has been emphasized on the cover of various magazines like Maxim India and The Man.
- He used to have a crush on Deepika Padukone.
- Hardik Pandya is an avid lover of dogs.
- On 1 January 2020, Hardik disclosed his engagement with the Serbian actress and model, Natasa Stankovic, through his Instagram account.
What Happened To Hardik Pandya?
Hardik Pandya First Sustained A Back Injury During The Asia Cup 2018. He Recovered To Play In The IPL 2019 And The World Cup Before The Injury Resurfaced. Pandya Required Surgery To Get Back To His Standard Shape.
What Is Hardik Pandya Highest Score In IPL?
Can Hardik Pandya Play IPL 2020?
All-rounder Hardik Pandya Said That He Would Be Okay With The 2020 Season Of The Indian Premier League (IPL) Being Played Behind Closed Doors. The Season Has Been Postponed After The Indian Government Extended The Ongoing Lockdown In The Country To May 3 Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic.
Why Hardik Pandya Was Not In Team In New Zealand Tour?
India All-rounder Hardik Pandya, Who Has Had A Long Injury Lay-off, Has Withdrawn From The ‘a’ Team’s Tour Of New Zealand On The Advice Of His Trainer S Rajnikanth.
How Many Sixes Are There In IPL 2019 By Hardik Pandya?
In The 2019 Season, He Dominated With His Batting And Bowling Equally. Playing 16 Matches, He Made 402 Runs And Took 14 Wickets, Averaging 44 And Amassing 28 Fours And 29 Sixes Totally In The Season.