Hardik Pandya, All you need to know about him

Hardik Pandya, All you need to know about him


Born in 1993, Indian cricket player Hardik Pandya excels as an all-around player. In the IPL, he captains the Mumbai Indians, bowls like a firebrand and leads the Indian limited overs team. One of the top all-rounders in the world, he also plays for his hometown team, Baroda.

Early years

The cricket career of Hardik Pandya started in early 1993. Himanshu, his father, was instrumental in getting the family to a prominent Vadodara academy by closing his business and moving the family. Their commitment was unwavering even in the face of financial difficulties. In junior cricket, Hardik's potential flourished, but he also had difficulties. The fact that he left school to concentrate on the sport and overcame "attitude problems," as he put them, demonstrated his unwavering resolve. Another challenge arose when, at the coach's recommendation, he converted from leg-spin bowling to fast bowling. Hardik's subsequent success in cricket was made possible by his obvious raw talent in junior cricket, even in the face of these obstacles.

Domestic career

In addition to becoming a national celebrity, Hardik Pandya is at his core a Baroda lad! Since 2013, he has represented Baroda, his regional team.  His early brilliance was evident as he was instrumental in their 2013–14 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy victory. In a 2016 encounter against Vidarbha, he even crushed an astounding 86 runs not out with eight sixes to help Baroda win the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy once more.

IPL Career 

Pandya's IPL career started in 2015 with the Mumbai Indians. Against Kolkata Knight Riders, he made an impressive 61 runs to win the match, which earned him his second Man of the Match accolade of the season. Pandya rejoined the Mumbai Indians as captain for the 2024 Indian Premier League after helping the Gujarat Titans win in 2022.

International Career 

Pandya had a promising T20I debut in 2016. In the 2016 Asia Cup and the 2016 World Twenty20 match against Bangladesh, he contributed to victory by taking important wickets and showcasing his batting abilities. In a T20I match against England in 2022, he became the first Indian player to score a half-century and take four wickets. He also owns the record for best bowling numbers (4 for 38).

ODI career

Pandya became the fourth Indian Player of the Match on his debut in 2016 after an amazing ODI debut against New Zealand. Over the course of his ODI career, he has continuously demonstrated his batting and bowling abilities. His outstanding 76 runs in the 2017 Champions Trophy final was a noteworthy display, even if India lost. Additionally, ESPNcricinfo included him in their ODI XI of the 2017 season. He became the first Indian to hit a half-century and take four wickets in an ODI since Yuvraj Singh in 2011 in 2022, when he bowled his best ODI statistics to date.

Test career

A Test Launch and First Century
Pandya made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2017, despite injuries delaying it. Shortly before midday, he became the first Indian batsman to reach a century in a Test match when he went on to score his first. He also broke the record for most runs in an over during this inning, however it was eventually exceeded.




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