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Hardik Pandya Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Hardik Pandya

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameHardik Himanshu Pandya
NicknameHarry
ProfessionCricketer (All-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet inches- 6’ 0”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 30 inches
- Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- 16 October 2016 against New Zealand at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Test- 26 July 2017 against Sri Lanka at Galle, Sri Lanka
T20I- 26 January 2016 against Australia at Adelaide, Australia
Jersey Number#228 (India)
#228 (Domestic)
Domestic/State TeamBaroda, Mumbai Indians, Indian Board Presidents XI
Coach/MentorAjay Pawar
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast-medium
Favourite ShotStraight Drive [1]Cricket Times
Favourite Ball
Records (main ones)In 2016, he became the top scorer in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 377 runs and 10 wickets.
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 October 1993
Age (as in 2018)25 Years
BirthplaceChoryasi, Surat, Gujarat, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
NationalityIndian
HometownVadodara, Gujarat, India
SchoolMK High School, Baroda
Educational Qualification9th standard
ReligionHinduism
CasteBrahmin
AddressA 6,000-square feet penthouse in an apartment, Diwalipura area, Vadodara
HobbiesTravelling, Listening to Music
Tattoo(s)Multiple tattoos on his body
Hardik Pandya tattoos
ControversyIn 2019, he, along with KL Rahul, were invited in Karan Johar's talk show 'Koffee with Karan.' The episode stirred controversy due to their sexist comments.
Hardik Pandya on the set of 'Koffee with Karan'
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsLisha Sharma (Model)
Hardik Pandya with Lisha Sharma
Elli AvrRam (Actress)
Hardik Pandya with Elli AvrRam
Family
ParentsFather- Himanshu Pandya (Businessman)
Mother- Nalini Pandya
Hardik Pandya with his parents
SiblingsBrother- Krunal Pandya (Elder; Cricketer)
Hardik Pandya with his brother Krunal Pandya
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerBatsmen- Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh
Bowler- Harbhajan Singh
Favourite Cricket GroundWankhede Stadium in Mumbai
Favourite ColourWhite
Favourite ActorAkshay Kumar
Favourite Actress(es)Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor
Favourite SuperheroSuperman
Favourite CuisinesGujarati
Favourite Football TeamManchester United Football Club
Favourite Mobile AppWhatsApp
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Land Rover Range Rover Vogue
Hardik Pandya's Land Rover Range Rover Vogue car
• Audi A6
Hardik Pandya's Audi A6 car
Money Factor
Salary (as in 2018)RETAINER FEE:₹50 lakhs
TEST FEE:₹15 lakhs
ODI FEE:₹6 lakhs
T20 FEE:₹3 lakhs

Hardik PandyaSome Lesser Known Facts About Hardik Pandya

  • Does Hardik Pandya smoke?: Yes [2]IndiaToday
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  • Does Hardik Pandya drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Hardik Pandya hails from a modest family background.

    Hardik Pandya's childhood picture with his father Himanshu Pandya

    Hardik Pandya’s childhood picture with his father Himanshu Pandya

  • His father is an ardent lover of cricket. During his childhood, his father took him to watch matches in Baroda, after which, he started taking interest in cricket.
  • When he was five years old, his family moved from Choryasi, Surat to Gorwa, Baroda and enrolled him in Kiran More International Academy in Baroda, with his brother, Krunal Pandya, who was seven years old at that time.
  • His family lived on lease in Gorwa because of financial issues. They had a second-hand car to travel to the cricket ground.
  • Hardik Pandya faced lots of difficulties in his teenage days. His father suffered thrice from the heart attack due to which his father had to quit his job.

    Hardik Pandya with his father Himanshu Pandya

    Hardik Pandya with his father Himanshu Pandya

  • He dropped out of school after ninth standard and started focusing on his cricket career.
  • He used to be a leg spinner. Once, before a local league match in Baroda, the team of the Kiran More International Academy was short of one fast bowler. The former Indian cricketer, Kiran More told him to take this responsibility and he accepted this task immediately. He surprised everyone with his performance by picking seven wickets in that match.  He, then, switched his bowling from leg spinner to medium pacer.
  • Kiran More helped him a lot by not charging any fee from him for the first three years in his academy.
  • In one of his interviews with the Indian Express, Hardik told that he was removed from his state-age group teams because of his attitude problems. He also said, he was just an expressive child who does not like to hide his emotions.
  • He made his T20 debut in 2013 for Baroda against Mumbai at Ahmedabad in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
  • Hardik Pandya is known for his big hitting and fearlessness attitude.
  • In 2015, John Wright saw great potential in him and, therefore, he was taken him in the Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL team at a base price of ₹10 lakhs.
  • In 2016, he got selected to play for an Indian cricket team and played his first International T20 match against Australia at Adelaide, Australia.
  • In 2018, Mumbai Indians bought him at a whopping price of ₹1 Crore for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
  • Though Hardik Pandya has so many tattoos, his favourite one is ‘Time is Money’ on his arm.
  • He is often called “West Indian guy from Baroda,” due to his West Indian characteristic and behaviour.
  • His best cricketing memory is the last over for India against Bangladesh in 2016 ICC World T20, when there were just 2 runs required for Bangladesh in 3 balls.

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  • His teammates also fondly call him, Rockstar.
  • Hardik Pandya likes to play against Australia.
  • He has been featured on the cover of various magazines like Maxim India, The Man, etc.

    Hardik Pandya on the 'Maxim India' magazine cover

    Hardik Pandya on the ‘Maxim India’ magazine cover

  • Hardik Pandya is an avid dog lover.

    Hardik Pandya loves dogs

    Hardik Pandya loves dogs

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