Hardik Pandya is an Indian international cricketer. An All-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium, Pandya has played in all 3 formats for India. He also plays for Baroda cricket team in domestic cricket and captains the newly debuted franchise Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and led them to their maiden IPL title in the 2022 edition. His elder brother Krunal Pandya is also a cricketer.
The Pandya family lived in a rented apartment in Gorwa, with the brothers using a second-hand car to travel to the cricket ground. Hardik studied at the MK High School until ninth grade before dropping out to focus on cricket.
Hardik made steady progress in junior-level cricket, and according to Krunal, “won a lot of matches single-handedly” in club cricket. In an interview with the Indian Express, Hardik revealed that he was dropped from his state age-group teams due to his “attitude problems”. He added that he was “just an expressive child” who did not “like to hide his emotions.” According to his father, Hardik was a leg spinner until the age of 18 and turned to fast bowling at the insistence of the Baroda coach Sanath Kumar.
|Real name||Hardik Pandya|
|Full name||Hardik Himanshu Pandya|
|Birth Place||Surat Gujarat|
|Date of Birth||October 11 1993|
|Height and Physical Measurements||1.83m 6.0 inches, 68 Kgs|
|Siblings (sister)||Krunal Pandya|
Hardik Pandya Career
Hardik Pandya is one of the 15 players who have been named in the India squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Hardik Pandya, who made his one-day international debut on 16-Oct-16, had played 45 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 29 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 731 runs, having faced 627 balls, at an average of 29.24 and a strike rate of 116.59.
He was unbeaten in 4 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 83. He had 0 centuries and 4 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Hardik Pandya had bowled 1894 balls and taken 44 wickets while conceding a total of 1748 runs. He had an average of 39.73 and an economy rate of 5.54 His best ODI bowling performance was 3/31.
Batting & Fielding
Pandya was called up for India’s limited-overs tour to Australia, where he made his international debut, before impressing with the ball on the seamer-friendly pitches in Bangladesh at the Asia Cup in 2016. Pandya was again named in India’s ODI squad for the home series against New Zealand in 2016, and was later also included in Indian team’s squad in 2016 World T20 where he proved instrumental.
Pandya made his Test debut vs Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium in July 26, 2017. In April 2019, he was named in India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Hardik Pandya Net Worth
Hardik Pandya is estimated to be worth $11 Million, which in Indian currency is approximately equal to 91 Crore Indian Rupee (i.e. approx Ninety one Crore INR). Most of his income and net worth came from cricket. Also, the brand value of Mr. Hardik Pandya is very high and is also the most respected player across the globe.
He also earns a considerable sum of money from various International and National Cricket Matches and the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also endorses multiple brands where he charges a massive amount of money.
Hardik Pandya Salary
|Net Worth||11 Million|
|Net Worth in Rupees||Rs. 91 Crore|
|Monthly Income||1.2 Crore +|
|Annual Income||15 Crore+|
Hardik Pandya’s monthly income is expected to be around INR 1.2 crore. A massive growth from what was estimated to be INR 25 lakhs a few years ago.
Hardik Pandya Spouse and Children
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya married his fiancé Natasa Stankovic and the couple now has a son together, Agastya Pandya. Natasa has made a career in the Bollywood industry as a model, actress, dancer and a producer. On 31 May, 2020, Sunday, the Indian sports personality stunned his followers by announcing on his social media that he and his companion Stankovic were all set to welcome their first baby.
Hardik Pandya Houses
Hardik Pandya owns a luxury designer house in Gujarat, India which he bought in the year 2016. The current value of his house is Rs. 2 Crore INR. Also, he owns multiple real-estate properties across the country.
Hardik Pandya Cars Collection
Hardik Pandya who is known for Gujarat Titans Cricket team owns many luxury vehicles. Mr. Pandya’s car collection ranges from Lamborghini (4 crores) to Rolls Royce (6.15 crores). His car collection is worth about 15 and a half crores, in which cars like Mercedes, Audi, and Range Rover are beautifying his parking yard.
Hardik Pandya Brands Endorsements
Hardik Pandya earns his majority of income from his endorsements. Pandya is endorsed by companies like Monster Energy, Hala Play, Gulf Oil, Star Sports, Gillette, Zaggle, Sin Denim, boAt and Oppo.
Hardik Pandya Awards and Records
Proved instrumental in Baroda’s win at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in season 2013–14, held in India. Scored an unbeaten 61 off 31 balls for Mumbai Indians against KKR in IPL 2015 and was awarded the “Man of the Match” and “Yes Bank maximum sixes award” for the same match. Contributed his immaculate efforts as part of the Indian team at the 2016 Asia Cup which was held in Bangladesh.
Helped Baroda secure the runners-up position at the 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which was held in India. Won the “Man of the Match” award in the India vs. New Zealand ODI match which took place in Himachal Pradesh, India on 16th October 2016. Became the first Indian to take four wickets and score above 30 runs in a T20I, the feat he achieved against England on 8th July 2018.