Happy Birthday Hardik Pandya: From Surviving on ‘Maggi’ to Earning ‘Rockstar’ Know more about Star Indian All-Rounder!
What are some things you knew about Hardik Pandya before he became almost of the poster boy for Indian cricket? Take a look at this.
Speaking of Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh remarked, "He's different." Thus, "He's far more dangerous" than the Indian batting order's players above him.
Hardik, who turns 26 today, has had to cope with more behavioural, moral, and linguistic lessons than cricketing sessions throughout his brief three-year international career.
Hardik, who was born on October 11, 1993, in the Gujarati town of Choryasi, made his senior debut for the Indian team in January 2016, one year after captivating the Indian Premier League (IPL) audience with some explosive performances for the Mumbai Indians.
After Hardik was selected for the Indian team for the Twenty20 Internationals against Australia, coach Ravi Shastri declared that the player was "tailored-made for the Twenty20 cricket."
Two years later, in his first Test match at Galle, a teenage Pandya will race to his first fifty against Sri Lanka. In Test cricket, four of his five scores of fifty or more have come from away from home, including the century against Sri Lanka.
His three ODI half-centuries in India are evidence that he is not weak under domestic conditions. To say that he is a proper batsman again would be an understatement of the cricket player's skill.
In addition to taking three wickets in a Test match against England last year, Pandya is also credited with bowling the last over against Bangladesh in the T20I World Cup quarterfinals. Discover a few surprising facts about Pandya as he approaches his 26th birthday.
On October 11, 1993, in the Gujarati village of Choryasi, Surat, Hardik Pandya was born.
In order to support his kids, Hardik and Krunal Pandya, in their cricket endeavours, Himanshu Pandya, the father of Hardik Pandya, closed his modest auto finance company in Surat and relocated to Vadodara.
Kiran More denied Hardik and Krunal admission to his cricket academy in Vadodara on the grounds that they were too young. Hardik was five years old and Krunal was seven. Children older than 12 were the only ones admitted by The Kiran More.
However, their father persuaded More to test both brothers since he had unwavering faith in his kids' cricket abilities.
Former Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More reversed his judgement, admitting the Pandya brothers and opening his cricket academy to children of all ages, while also changing the academy's regulations.
After trainer Kiran More persuaded him to switch to medium pace during a local league game, Hardik Pandya began his cricket career as a leg spinner. Since his academy side lacked a fast bowler, Pandya was asked to bowl quickly. After that, he never again spun around.
The Mumbai Indians, an IPL franchise, have nicknamed Hardik Pandya the "Rockstar" because to his flamboyant and lavish lifestyle.
It's interesting to note that Kiran More called the Pandya brothers "Maggi Brothers." According to Hardik Pandya, this occurred because they consumed Maggi to satiate their hunger and fill their stomachs during their difficult times.
In a West Zone domestic encounter versus Delhi, Hardik Pandya hit 39 runs in one over. Akash Sudan of Delhi bowled an over in which Pandya hit five sixes and one four. Seven deliveries, including a front-foot no ball, were made in the over. The incident happened during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2016.