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|Full Name||Hardik Himanshu Pandya|
|Date of Birth||11 October 1993 (Monday)|
|Age in 2020||27 Years|
|Birthplace||Choryasi, Surat, Gujarat, India|
|Hometown||Vadodara, Gujarat, India|
|School||MK High School, Baroda|
|Tatoo||Multiple Tattoos on his body|
|Hobbies||Traveling, Dancing and Listening to Music|
|Address||A 6000- square feet penthouse in an apartment, Diwalipura area, Vadodara|
Hardik Pandya Physical Appearance
|Height (approximately)||183 cm
|Weight (approximately)||75 Kg
Chest- 40 inches
Waist- 30 inches
Biceps- 14 inches
|Eyes Color||Dark Brown|
Hardik Pandya Family
|Father’s Name||Himanshu Pandya (Businessman)|
|Mother’s Name||Malini Pandya|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Natasa Stankovic (Serbian Actress. and Model)|
|Siblings||Brother- Krunal Pandya (Elder, Cricketer)|
Hardik Pandya Favorites
|Favorite Actor||Akshay Kumar|
|Favorite Actress||Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt|
|Favorite Batsman||Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh|
|Favorite Bowler||Harbhajan Singh|
|Favorite Cricket Ground||Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai)|
|Favorite Football Team||Manchester United Football Club|
|Favorite Mobile Application|
In the year 2019, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were invited on a famous talk show, ‘Koffee with Karan’. During the show, he made some controversial and sexist comments for which he was criticized. As a result of his actions, both Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were handed suspensions by BCCI midway between the Australia tour. Hardik Pandya reasoned that he got carried away with the show.
Hardik Pandya Affairs and More
|Engagement Date||1 January 2020|
|Wife’s Name||Natasa Stankovic (Serbian actor and model)|
- Lisha Sharma (Model)
- Elli AvrRam (Actress)
- Deepika Padukone (Crush, Actress)
Hardik Pandya Cricket Career
► Test- 26 July 2017 VS Sri Lanka in Galle, Sri Lanka
► ODI- 16 October 2016 VS New Zealand in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
► T20- 26 January 2016 VS Australia in Adelaide, Australia
► Test- 30 August 2018 VS England
► ODI- 9 July 2019 VS New Zealand
► T20- 22 September 2019 VS South Africa
|Jersy No.||#228 (India)
|State Teams||• Baroda (2012/13- Present)
• Mumbai Indians (2015- Presents)
|Bowling Style||Right-Arm fast-medium|
|Favorite Shot||Straight Drive|
Hardik Pandya Records
- Hardik Pandya has played a total of 66 IPL matches and accumulated 1068 runs with an average of 28.86 and a strike rate of 154.78.
- He has also scored three fifties with the highest score of 91 runs. With the ball, he has taken a total of 42 wickets with an average of 31.26 and an economy of 9.06.
- In the year 2016, he became the total scorer in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with the 377 runs and 10 wickets also.
- Pandya has played One hundred Twenty (120) T20s for India team and scored 1793 runs with an average of 25.98 and a strike rate of 133.50. He scored 86 runs which as his highest score with not out. He has scored 6 times the fifties. With the ball, he has taken 91 wickets with an average of 28.10 and an economy of 8.16.
- Hardik is the first Indian team player to take 4 wickets and score above 30 runs in the same T20I match.
- He is the fourth Indian to be named player of the match in ODI debut.
- Most runs (26 runs) in a single over of a Test innings for India cricket team.
- He is also the first Indian batsman to score a Test century just before lunch break.
- Land Rover Range Rover Vogue
- Audi A6
Income- $1.8 million or INR 13 crore|
Retainer Fees- Rs. 60 Lakh
Test Fees- Rs. 15 Lakh
ODI Fees- Rs. 6 Lakh
T20 Fees- Rs. 3 Lakh
(as on 2018)
Hardik Pandya Facts
- Does Hardik Pandya smoke?- Yes
- Does Hardik Pandya drink?- Yes
- Hardik Pandya belongs to the middle-class family background.
- His father has fond of cricket. During his childhood days, his father took him to watch cricket matches in Baroda after which he began taking some interest in cricket.
- He dropped out of school after 9th class because his parents wanted that he started focusing on his cricket career.
- He is a perfectionist and likes to clean his own stuff. So he cleans his own car, shoes, other accessories, etc
- He loves to eat noodles and popcorns.
- From his childhood days, he used to color his hair and for that his mother used to scold him a lot.
- Hardik loves to dance.
- His iPod mostly consists of English songs.
- When he was 5 years old, his whole family moved from Choryasi, Surat to Gorwa Baroda, and joined him in Kiran More International Academy there along with his brother, Krunal Pandya who was only 7 years old at that time.
- Hardik is very close to his family. His family used to live on lease in Gorwa because of financial problems. They had a second-hand car to travel to the cricket ground.
- Hardik Pandya had to face a lot of difficulties in his teenage days. His father, Himanshu Pandya suffered three times from the heart attack due to which his father had to quit his job.
- Earlier, he used to play as a leg spinner. In one of the local League match in Baroda, his team was short of one fast bowler. Kiran More (the former Indian cricketer) told him to play as a fast bowler. Hardik Pandya immediately accepted this challenge and he surprised everyone with his performance by picking 7 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 training fees from him for the first three years in his academy.
- In one of his interview with the Indian Express, Hardik told that he was removed from his state age-group teams because of his ego problem. He also said he was just an expressive child who does not like to hide his emotions.
- In the year 2013, he made his T20 debut for Baroda against Mumbai. This match was held at Ahmadabad for Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.
- John Wright saw great potential in him in 2015. So he selected him in the Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL team at a base price of Rs.10 lakh.
- In the year 2018, Mumbai Indians (MI) bought him at a big price of rupees 1 crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL).
- He got selected to play for the Indian cricket team in the year 2016.
- His best cricket memory is the last over of India against Bangladesh in 2016 ICC World Cup T20 when Bangladesh needed only 2 runs in 3 balls only.
- His teammates call him ‘Rockstar’ fondly.
- He has multiple tattoos on his hands and they all convey a special message like time is money, belief, never give up, and a tiger tattoo. Hardik Pandya’s favorite tattoo out of which he has got inked on his body is ‘Time is Money’.
- Here is the old photo of Hardik Pandya when he was around 19 years old.
- He has been featured on the various magazines cover like Maxima India and The Man.
- He is a great lover of dogs.
Hardik Pandya Engagement Photo
- On the occasion of the new year (01-01-2020), Hardik Pandya announced his engagement with the Natasa Stankovic (Serbian actor and model) by the post on his official Instagram account.
- On 1st June 2019, after five months of his engagement, he posted a photo with his wife on his official Instagram account in which he announced that his wife is pregnant which went viral instantly.
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