Hardik Pandya is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast. He made his Twenty20 International debut for India on 27 January 2016 at the age of 22, picking up 2 wickets against Australia. His first Twenty20 International wicket was Chris Lynn. In second T20I against Sri Lanka cricket team at Ranchi, he came ahead of Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni and hit 27 off 14 balls before becoming hat-trick victim of Thisara Perera. In Asia Cup 2016, he smashed 31 off 18 balls which helped India to a respectable score against Bangladesh. Later on, he also picked up a wicket to secure the win. In the next match against Pakistan he bowled his career best figures of 3 for 8 which restricted Pakistan to 83.
Real Name: Hardik Pandya
Profession: Indian Cricketer (All Rounder)
Date of Birth: 11 October 1993
Age (as in 2017): 23 Years
Birth Place: Choryasi, Gujarat, India
Zodiac sign: Libra
Hometown: Baroda, Gujarat, India
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Father- Himanshu Pandya (Businessman)
Mother- Nalini Pandya
Brother- Krunal Pandya
Hobbies: Listening music
Physical Stats & More
Height: 6’ 0”
Weight: 68 kg
– Chest: 39 Inches
– Waist: 31 inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Jersey Number: #228(India)
#228(IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State: Team India, Baroda, Mumbai Indians, India AT20, India A, Indian Board Presidents XI
Nature on field: Very Aggressive
Likes to play against: Australia
Favourite Shot: Hit over mid-wicket
Records (main ones)
Top scorer in 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 377 runs and 10 wickets.
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status: Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends: Lisha Sharma (Model)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Hardik Pandya
- Pandya is known for his big hitting and fearlessness attitute.
- In 2015, John Wright saw great potential in him and, therefore, he was taken in the Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL team.
- His father scarified a lot for his cricket career as he shifted from Surat to Barada just for him.
- Kiran More helped him a lot by not charging any fee from him for the first 3 years in his academy.
- He is often called West Indian guy from Baroda, due of his characteristic and behaviour.
- He plays the first-class cricket for Baroda cricket team.
- Though, he has so many tattoos, his favorite one is ‘Time is Money’ on his arm.
- He is a good friend of Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan.