Hardik Pandya

Country: India
Born: October 11, 1993, Choryasi, Gujarat
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Allrounder

Hardik Pandya Bio

Hardik Himanshu Pandya, born on October 11, 1993, in Choryasi, Gujarat, India, is a renowned professional cricketer known for his exceptional skills as an all-rounder. Hardik gained popularity for his brisk seam bowling and his ability to strike powerful shots, often hitting sixes right from the first ball.

Hardik began his cricket journey by playing domestic cricket for Baroda. It was in the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) that he grabbed the spotlight with a remarkable unbeaten 31-ball 61 for the Mumbai Indians against the Kolkata Knight Riders. This performance marked the beginning of his successful association with the Mumbai Indians, where he achieved significant feats, winning four trophies and earning a reputation as a formidable finisher.

Hardik’s leadership skills also came to the forefront in 2022 when he led the unfancied Gujarat Titans to become IPL champions in their inaugural year. This remarkable achievement positioned him as a potential future captain for the Indian cricket team.

In 2016, Hardik made his debut for the Indian national team when he was called up for a limited-overs tour to Australia. He showcased his bowling prowess on seamer-friendly pitches during the Asia Cup in Bangladesh, solidifying his position as India’s sought-after seam-bowling all-rounder. With his exceptional fielding abilities, Hardik secured a spot in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup that year.

Although Hardik had limited opportunities with the bat during the tournament, he played a crucial role as a bowler in the thrilling encounter against Bangladesh. Defending two runs off three balls in the final over, he ensured India secured a nail-biting one-run victory. However, he faced disappointment in the semi-final when he bowled a no-ball that allowed West Indies’ Lendl Simmons to continue his match-winning innings.

While obtaining success on the cricket field, Hardik had to overcome significant challenges off it. In 2018, he suffered a serious back injury that continues to affect his ability to bowl consistently. Additionally, in 2019, he faced controversy for making misogynistic and racist remarks on a talk show, leading to reprimand by the Indian cricket board.

Throughout the 2020s, Hardik matured into a senior player and gained recognition for his captaincy qualities and open-mindedness. His belief in players and his ability to foster a positive team environment earned him admiration. In 2022, after defeating Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, he expressed his willingness to have lost the match due to the immense enjoyment it provided. Similarly, after the 2023 IPL final, he praised rival captain MS Dhoni, whose Chennai Super Kings triumphed over Hardik’s Gujarat Titans. His remarkable performances as an all-rounder and captain led Gujarat Titans to their second consecutive final, contributing 346 runs and nine wickets along the way.

As of now, Hardik Pandya continues to be an integral part of the Indian cricket team, showcasing his skills as a dynamic all-rounder. With his resilience, talent, and ability to adapt to different situations, Hardik has emerged as one of India’s most promising cricketers and an inspiration for aspiring players around the world.

Hardik Pandya Career Stats

Hardik Pandya Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 18 1 532 108 31.29 720 73.88 1 4 68 12 7 0
T20Is 92 71 18 1348 71* 25.43 964 139.83 0 3 96 69 45 0
ODIs 86 61 9 1769 92* 34.01 1603 110.35 0 11 132 67 32 0
FC 29 46 1 1351 108 30.02 2382 56.71 1 10 167 24 14 0
List A 107 79 14 2103 92* 32.35 1995 105.41 0 13 152 76 41 0
T20s 244 212 62 4425 91 29.5 3183 139.01 0 17 321 229 120 0

Hardik Pandya Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 11 19 937 528 17 5/28 6/50 31.05 3.38 55.1 0 1 0
T20Is 92 81 1433 1950 73 4/16 4/16 26.71 8.16 19.6 3 0 0
ODIs 86 80 3199 2960 84 4/24 4/24 35.23 5.55 38 1 0 0
FC 29 39 2694 1486 48 5/28 8/91 30.95 3.3 56.1 0 3 0
List A 107 94 3949 3563 100 4/24 4/24 35.63 5.41 39.4 1 0 0
T20s 244 190 3175 4309 152 4/16 4/16 28.34 8.14 20.8 3 0 0

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