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Hardik Pandya

Introduction of Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is a right-handed Batsman of the Indian National Cricket Team from 2016. Furthermore, he also leads the Indian Cricket team in a limited overs format as a vice-captain. Pandya plays for the Indian Cricket team in all 3 formats of Cricket. In addition, Pandya is widely regarded as the finest all-rounder in the world of Cricket who also does right-arm fast/medium bowling. Apart from international cricket, Pandya leads the Mumbai Indian franchise of IPL as a captain from 2015-2021. In the modern era of Cricket, Pandya is an icon for the cricket players.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya personal Details and Early years

Hardik Himanshu Pandya was born in Choryasi, Gujarat, India on October 11,1993. His father’s name was Himanshu Pandya who was the owner of a small car finance business. Due to the passion of playing cricket in Hardik and his brother Krunal, his father ended his business and migrated to Vadodara for better training in Cricket. At that time Hardik was only 5 years old. After moving to Vadodara, his father enrolled his both sons at the Kiran More’s Cricket Training Academy. Later Hardik got his early education from the MK high school. However, he dropped his studies at the 9th grade to focus only on cricket.

Hardik’s excellence in cricket was shown through his winning of matches single handedly at that time. However, he had to face dropouts from different teams due to his rough attitude. His father Himanshu Pandya once said that Hardik used to be a leg spinner till 18 years of age but after that he converted himself into a fast bowler. Moreover, his turning off into Pacer was due to the insistence of his Baroda Coach Sanath Kumar.

His elder brother Krunal is also a cricket player of India and Mumbai Indians as well. Hardik got married to an actress and dancer Natasha Stankovic in February 2023. Furthermore, he is a father of one child Agastya Pandya.

Personal information of Hardik Pandya

Full NameHardik Himanshu Pandya 
Nick NameHairy, Kung Fu Pandya
DOBOctober 11,1994
Place of Birth Choryasi, Surat, Gujarat, India
Height6 ft
Batting Style Right-handed Batsman 
Bowling Style Right-arm medium/fast
Role in the teamAll-rounder 
Relative in Cricket Krunal Pandya (brother)
WifeNatasha Stankovic
Personal Information

Cricket Career

Hardik Pandya Career Stats

Match Categories Test InternationalsODIsT20IsFC
Total Matches 11858729
Scored Runs 532176912511351
Average of Batting 31.2934.0125.7730.02
100s/50s1/40/110/31/10
Highest score 10892*71*108*
Bowled Balls 937319613432694
Total Wickets 17846948
Average of Bowling 31.0535.1427.3330.95
5 wickets in an innings 1003
10 wickets in a match0000
Best of Bowling 5/284/144/165/28
Catches7303014
Career Stats

Domestic Career of Hardik Pandya

At domestic level, Hardik started by playing for Baroda Cricket Team in 2013. Later Baroda team won the 2013-14 season of Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy due to Pandya’s efforts. After the gap of two years in 2016, Pandya’s 8 fantastic 6s and 86* scores lead the team Baroda towards the victory over Vidarbha Cricket Team in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.

Domestic Information

YearsTeam Name
2012-13/presentBaroda Cricket Team 
2015-21Mumbai Indians 
2022-23Gujarat Titans 
Domestic team Information
Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

IPL Career of Hardik Pandya

Pandya’s IPL Career started in 2015 by playing for Mumbai Indians. Hardik Pandya’s excellent performance for Mumbai Indians against Kolkata Knight Riders in a must win situation earned him player of the match award. Later Mumbai Indians retained Pandya till 2021. In the IPL auction of 2022, he was selected by Gujarat Titans as the captain of Gujarat Titans team. Later with the brilliance and leadership skills of Hardik, Gujarat Titans in 2022 won their 1st maiden IPL title.

International Career

Hardik Pandya International Information

National playing TeamIndia from 2016
1st Test International July 26,2017 against Sri Lanka 
Last TestAugust 30,2018 against England 
1st ODIOctober 16,2016 against New Zealand 
Last ODIOctober 19,2023 against Bangladesh 
1st T20IJanuary 26,2016 against Australia 
Last T20IAugust 13,2023 against West Indies 
International Details

T20Is

Pandya’s international career started by enrolling in the T20I squad against Australia on January 27,2016. In that match Hardik dismissed 2 wickets of Australia. Later he was also part of the Indian Squad who won the Asia Cup 2016 against Bangladesh. Moreover, he hit 31 on 18 balls and also took a wicket. Furthermore, he was also the squad member of India in ICC World T20 2016 and 2021. Later he was selected as the Captain of the Indian T20 squad for matches against Ireland in June 2022. Furthermore, he scored his 1st T20 half century in a match against England scoring 51/33. In addition, he also took 4 wickets in that match and became the 1st Indian player to do so.

ODIs

In ODI, Pandya debuted against New Zealand in October 2016 at Dharamshala Stadium. In his ODI debut he was declared as the man of the match. During his 1st innings he scored 36/32. He was also among the Indian Squad who became the runners-up in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at the Oval and ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. In addition, he also played as an Indian player during the ICC Cricket World cup 2019.

Test Internationals

Pandya’s Test Career started on 26 July 2017 in a Test series against Sri Lanka at Galle. During the final Test match, he scored his maiden Test century. Furthermore, that century was the first in international cricket. In addition, he also set a record for scoring the most runs in a single over in test innings.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

Controversy

Pandya caught in a controversy in January 2017 when he appeared in the TV show Koffee with Karan along with his teammate KL Rahul. During the show he made many controversial statements for which he was backlash by the public and later suspended from the team for some time. In addition, due to that controversy he was also dismissed from the brand association of Gillette Mach 3 razor.

Hardik Pandya’s Injury and ICC CWC2023

During the ICC CWC2023, Pandya faced an injury while trying to stop a ball with his left foot off during a match against Bangladesh on October 19, 2023. Later he was ruled out of the squad due to that injury and missed the remaining 3 matches of the Cricket World cup 2023. Furthermore, pacer Prasidh Krishna took his place in the remaining matches.

FAQs

Q: What is the age of Hardik Pandya?

A: Pandya is 30 years old as of October 11, 2023.

Q: When and where was Hardik Pandya born?

A: Hardik Himanshu Pandya was born in Choryasi, Gujarat, India on October 11,1993.

Q: Who is the wife of Hardik Pandya?

A: Natasa Stankovic, actress and dancer, is the wife of Hardik Pandya.

What is the Height of Hardik Pandya?

A: Hardik Pandya is 6 ft. in height.

Q: For which teams Hardik Pandya played for at domestic cricket?

A: At domestic, Pandya played for Baroda Cricket Team, and Gujarat Titans.

Q: What is the highest score of Hardik Pandya?

A: Hardik scored 108 in test cricket, 92* in ODI and 71* in T20Is.

Q: Who is the brother of Hardik Pandya?

A: Krunal Pandya (Indian Cricketer) is the brother of Hardik Pandya.

Q: Why did Hardik Pandya ruled out of the CWC2023?

A: He was ruled out of the squad due to an injury while stopping a ball in a match against Bangladesh and missed the remaining 3 matches of the Cricket World cup 2023.

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