Full NameHardik Himanshu Pandya
Age26 years (as of 2019)
Sport CategoryCricket
Date of Birth11 October 1993
HometownVadodara, Gujarat
Height1.83 m
ParentHimanshu and Nalini Pandya
ODI Debut16 October 2016 Vs New Zealand
Test Debut26 July 2017 Vs Sri Lanka
T 20 Debut26 January 2016 Vs Australia

Hardik Pandya Biography

Born on 11 October 1993 in Surat, Gujarat into a financially challenged family, Hardik was never interested in studies. Hardik and his elder brother Krunal were enrolled into Kiran More’s Cricket Academy in Vadodara by their father Himanshu Pandya. Hardik was only five then.

He dropped out of school in the ninth grade and started focussing on Cricket. The Pandya brothers used to travel by a second-hand car to train while the family lived in a rented apartment.

Hardik made a lot of progress in the Junior Cricket and single-handedly won a lot of games for his club. However, his ‘attitude problems’ meant he was dropped from various state age-group teams. While others called it an attitude problem, Hardik terms it as “expressive”.

Until 18, Pandya was a leg spinner. However, his coach Sanath Kumar convinced him to turn to fast bowling, and hence paving the way into the fast bowling all-rounder that provides the perfect balance to team India.



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