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Every cloud has a silver lining: It’s all about Hardik Pandya’s life struggle

Every cloud has a silver lining: It’s all about Hardik Pandya’s life struggle
Radhika Srivastava

10 Lesser known facts about Indian Cricketer Hardik Pandya


Hardik Pandya is a young and rising star of Indian Cricket team. Yesterday, India once again defeated Pakistan by 124 runs. Well, it was a wonderful match that made our Sunday a super Sunday. Hardik Pandya showcased his talent as well. He made only 20 runs but these runs included 3 sixes. Indian Cricket team captain’s Virat Kohli was continuously appraising Hardik on the field for his performance. We are on cloud nine since India won the match. The Mumbai Indians star hails from a modest background. He is however an abundantly talented cricketer, who has made a name for himself in a very short span of time.

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya

Here, are some unknown facts about Hardik Pandya :

1. Birth: Hardik is quite young. He was born on 11th October 1993 in Choryasi, Surat, Gujarat.

2. Growing years: His childhood was not at all easy. He faced lot of hardships. Krunal, his brother and Hardik would often spend the entire day solely on one meal.

3. Supportive Dad: His father Himanshu was a big lover of the game. He was drawn towards cricket because of his father who took him to watch matches in Vadodara.

4. Start of Cricket: After noticing the interest for the game, Hardik Pandya along with his elder brother Krunal Pandya was enrolled in the Kiran More International Academy at the age of 5 and 7 respectively.

5. Various Struggles in Life : His father had to quit his job after suffering from heart attack thrice. He was the only one who earns in the family. Life became tougher for him after the sole bread winner of the family was confined to bed rest.

6. Education: Due to weak financial condition of the family, Hardik was not able to complete his education. He failed ninth class and quit education to focus on his cricketing dreams.

7. Nickname: Hardik Pandya has a very cool nickname in the Mumbai Indians dressing rooms. He is called ‘Rockstar’ by his teammates.

8. Entry in the big league: Pandya was spotted by then Mumbai Indians coach John Wright in a West Zone match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Each and every high-profile member of Mumbai Indians was impressed by him during the selection trials. Head coach Ricky Ponting short-listed Hardik after going through the footage of more than 50 short-listed cricketers ahead of the IPL 8 player auction in February. He was subsequently bought by the franchise at base price of 10 lakhs.

9. Fame: Now, everyone knows who Hardik Pandya is. After trying hard in the domestic circuit since 2013. Pandya, was bought by Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2015 season. He did not disappoint and justified his talent. Firstly, he smashed 8 ball 21 against Chennai Super Kings and then rescued MI against Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored a blazing 31 ball 61 in a must win fixture. His majestic performances won him two ‘man of the match’ awards in the IPL.

10. Domestic level
Before becoming a Mumbai Indians star, Pandya played for Baroda at the domestic level. He broke into the Baroda Ranji squad on November 28, 2013.

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Pandya has already become the king of millions of hearts.

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