Hardik Pandya, a dynamic cricketer hailing from India, has become a household name in the world of cricket. Known for his explosive batting, agile fielding, and handy medium-fast bowling, Pandya has emerged as a pivotal figure in the Indian cricket team.
His journey from a small town in Gujarat to the international cricket arena is a remarkable tale of talent, hard work, and perseverance. With his fearless approach to the game and the ability to turn matches with both bat and ball, Pandya has earned a special place in the hearts of cricket enthusiasts.
In this article, we delve into the life, career, and impact of this cricket sensation.
Who is Hardik Pandya?
Hardik Pandya is an Indian professional cricketer. Pandya was born on 11 October 1993 in Surat, Gujarat, India. His father’s name is Himanshu Pandya and mother’s name is Nalini Pandya. And his elder brother’s name is Kunal Pandya. Kunal plays for the Indian team and for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
Pandya is known for his medium pace, bowling and fast batting with the right hand. So it can be said that he is an all-rounder. Hardik Pandya plays for Mumbai Indians since 2015 in an Indian Premier League.
Hardik Pandya Love Story
Hardik Pandya first met Natasa during a gathering at a mutual friend’s house. They started talking to each other and immediately hit it off. The actress had no idea who he was or what he did initially. They hit it off quickly and started dating. Later, while Hardik and Natasa were out on a private boat, he popped the question.
They kept their wedding date under wraps, but on May 31, they posted images from a family gathering, leading admirers to wonder if it was their wedding. Later, on June 30, 2020, they welcomed a son, named Agastya into the world and shared the news on their social media accounts.
Hardik Pandya Biography/Wiki
|Profession /Occupation||Cricketer (All-rounder)|
|Real Name||Hardik Himanshu Pandya|
|Date Of Birth||11 October 1993|
|Age||28 Year, as of 2021|
|Birthday||11 October / Year|
|Home Town||Vadodara, Gujarat, India|
|School||M K High School|
|College / University||N/A|
|Net Worth (approx)||$ 5 – 6 Million|
|Salary||INR 11 crore / IPL|
|Current Team||Mumbai Indians|
Hardik Pandya Girlfriend, Family & More
|Girlfriend / Affair||Lisha Sharma (Model)
Elli AvrRam (Actress)
Natasa Stankovic (Actress)
|Wife / Spouse||Natasa Slankovic Pandya|
|Children||Son – Agatya
Daughter – N/A
|Parents||Father – Himanshu Pandya
Mother – Nalini Pandya
|Sibling||Brother – Kunal Pandya
Sister – N/A
Hardik Pandya Physical Status & More
|Height||In centimeter – 183
In Meter – 1.83
In Fit & Inch – 6′ 0″
|Weight(approx)||In Kilogram – 72 Kg
In Pound – 180 Ibs
|International Debut||T-20 : In 26 January 2016 (India vs Australia)
Test : 26 July 2017 (India vs Sri Lanka)
ODI : 16October 2016 (India vs New Zealand)
|Batting Style||Right Hand|
|Bowling Style||Right Hand Medium Fast|
|Batting Short||Straight Drive|
|Favorite Cricketer||Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohali|
|Favorite Ground||Wankhede Stadium|
|Favorite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar|
|Favorite Actress||Natasa Stankovic, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone|
|Favorite Team||Indian Team|
Life Story & Career
Hardik Pandya was born on 11 October 1993 in Surat Gujarat India into a middle family. His father used to do finance business in Surat itself. And his mother used to take care of the house. His elder brother Kunal Pandya was two years old. Both together had more interest in cricket and less interest in their studies during their childhood days.
So, seeing both of them interested in cricket, their father shifted his business from Surat to Vadodara. In Vadodara itself, Kunal and Hardik were admitted to the Kiran Mote Academy. Hardik was so busy playing cricket, so he failed in class 9th. So he gave up studies and started focusing on cricket itself. And he used to try day and night.
While at the junior level, Hardik won many matches on his own. Hence, he soon became part of the Vadodara Cricket Team. However, the financial condition of Hardik’s family was not good. Yet his father took a car on loan. The EMI of the car had to be Rs. 10,000 per month. Once his father had a heart attack, due to which all the assets in his treatment were exhausted.
Hence their financial condition deteriorated a lot. Therefore, they were not able to give EMI of the car. The car was kept hidden for 2 years, so that the car dose not take the finance people anywhere. So, the bankers declared him frad.
Pandya’s was financial condition was not good. Hence both brothers used to play in local teams ranging from Rs. 500 to 600. His house to be spent with the same money. Now it was his means of earning money by playing cricket.
Hardik played the Mustak Ali tournament on difficult days and performed well. So he won the tournament. In this tournament both brothers received Rs. 70 – 70 thousand. Even then this rupee was not enough to pay the car installment. But his family was managed to some extent.
After winning the tournament, Hardik Pandya was brought in 15 seasons of the IPL. Hence, Mumbai Indians won the tournament due to Hardik’s good performance. Hence Pandya received a check of Rs. 50,00000. This amount was enough to change the financial condition of his family. Due to good performance, he was selected as an all-rounder in the Indian Team.
- House Address – A 6,000- square feet Penthouse in an apartment, Diwalipura area, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
- Phone Number – 9170039508
- Email Id – email@example.com
- Website – Update Soon
- Facebook –@hardikpandya
- Instagram – @Hardikpandya93
- Twitter – @hardikpandya7
- Wikipedia –Hardik Pandya
Major Facts Of Hardik Pandya
- Does Hardik drink alcohol – Yes
- Does Pandya smoke – No
- Hardik Pandya comes from a low-income family.
- His dad is a huge cricket fan.
- His passion for cricket began when he was a young boy, and his father took him to games in Baroda.
- His family relocated from Choryasi, Surat, to Gorwa, Baroda, when he was five years old, and he began attending Kiran More International Academy in Baroda alongside his older brother, Krunal Pandya.
- Due to financial difficulties, he and his family rented a home in Gorwa. They drove a used automobile to the cricket match.
- Hardik Pandya had a tough time of it as a teen.
- His father had a heart attack three times, forcing him to leave his job.
- He quit school after ninth grade to pursue a cricket career. He used to be a leg spinner in the past.
- His squad needed an extra fast bowler for one of their Baroda league matches.
- The legendary Indian cricketer Kiran More instructed him to take the field as a fast bowler, and he gladly obliged.
- He bowled everyone for a loop by taking seven wickets in one game.
- He shifted from leg spin to medium-pace bowling.
- For the first three years of his training at Kiran More’s academy, Kiran More waived his tuition.
- Hardik revealed in an interview with the Indian Express that he was cut from teams representing his state when he was younger due to behavioural issues. He added that he was an emotionally open kid who never learned to bottle his feelings.
- In 2013, he debuted for Baroda in a Twenty20 match against Mumbai. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match took place in Ahmedabad.
- After John Wright noticed Pandya’s potential, the Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL franchise drafted him in 2015 for the low price of Rs 10 lakhs. He made the Indian cricket squad in 2016.
- He faced Australia in his first-ever Twenty20 international in Adelaide, Australia.
- At the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, Mumbai Indians paid the exorbitant sum of Rs 1 Crore to get him.
- The ‘Time is Money’ tattoo on Hardik Pandya’s arm is his favourite among his many tattoos.
- Both Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan consider him a close friend.
- His West Indian appearance and demeanour have earned him the nickname “West Indian guy from Baroda.”
- His favourite cricketing moment occurred in the 2016 ICC World Twenty-20 when Bangladesh needed only two runs in 3 deliveries in the last over against India.
- They call him Rockstar around the team. Hardik Pandya enjoys facing Australia in cricket.
- Several magazines, including Maxim India and The Man, have chosen to feature him on their covers.
- Deepika Padukone was once the object of his affection.
- Hardik Pandya is a dog lover.
- Hardik proposed to Natasa Stankovic, a Serbian actress and model, on Instagram on January 1, 2020.