Hardik Himanshu Pandya, an all-rounder for the Indian cricket team, was born on October 11, 1993. He competes internationally in ODI and Twenty20 matches. In the absence of experienced players, Pandya also served as India’s captain for three games. For India in T20Is, Pandya has filled in as captain. Pandya bowls right-arm fast-medium and bats right-handed. He has represented India in all three formats. He also participates in domestic cricket for the Baroda cricket team and captains the Gujarat Titans, a newly established team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which he guided to their first IPL championship in 2022. Cricket player Krunal Pandya is his older sibling.

“Actually it’s quite amazing. One year back, even the Ambani’s didn’t know who was Hardik Pandya.”

-Hardik Pandya


In Surat, Gujarat, on October 11, 1993, Hardik Pandya was born. When Hardik was five years old, his father, Himanshu Pandya, closed his modest car finance company in Surat and relocated to Vadodara to give his sons access to better cricket training facilities. In Vadodara, Himanshu Pandya held a position as a loan agent.  He enrolled his two sons at the Vadodara cricket academy run by Kiran More. Due to a lack of funds, the Pandya family resided in a rented flat in Gorwa, and the brothers commuted to the cricket field in a used automobile.  Hardik attended MK High School up through the ninth grade before quitting to concentrate on cricket.

In club cricket, Hardik “won some matches single-handedly,” according to Krunal, and made consistent development in junior-level cricket. Hardik explained that his “attitude problems” led to his removal from his state age-group teams in an interview with the Indian Express. He went on to say that he was “simply an expressive child” and that he did not “want to hide his emotions.”

Hardik’s father claims that up until the age of 18, he bowled as a leg spinner before switching to fast bowling at the urging of Baroda coach Sanath Kumar.


He made history by becoming the first Indian to grab four wickets and score more than 30 runs in the same T20I.

On his ODI debut, he became the fourth Indian to be named player of the match.

With his 26 runs, he broke the record for India’s Test innings for most runs scored in a single over.

In the ICC Champions Trophy Final, the fastest fifty-over ever was scored.

Pandya became the first Indian batsman to get a Test century just before lunch in a Test match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele when he hit his first century.


On January 1st, 2020, Pandya became engaged to Serbian actress and dancer  Nataša Stanković, who currently resides in India. Agastya Pandya, their first child, was born shortly on July 30, 2020, seven months after their marriage.

Krunal Pandya, his brother, has also represented both India and the Mumbai Indians. In January 2021, their father Himanshu Pandya passed away from a heart attack.


“Actually it’s quite amazing. One year back, even Ambani didn’t know who was Hardik Pandya.” 

“Performing in IPL gave me a lot of confidence and satisfaction. It made me believe that I am here to stay.” 

“I made a comeback to the Indian team in two and a half months when many said I wouldn’t come back even in two years.”

“When I got the call for the national team, I thought God wants me to do something nice.” 

“When I found my name in the T20 side, I was extremely delighted but not stupefied or surprised.” 

“As a fast bowler and as an all-rounder, I need to be very fit. The only part that can help my bowling is my fitness.” 

“You could call it self-obsessed or self-respect, but the bottom line is, I like everything about myself.” 

“When I wake up in the morning, I tell myself: Bro you will have an amazing day and everyone will love you.”

“Bowling is an art and I am an artist.”


He goes by the name Rockstar among his teammates.

A favorite opponent of Hardik Pandya’s is Australia.

He has appeared on the covers of several publications, including The Man and Maxim India.


He and KL Rahul were invited to appear on Karan Johar’s chat show, “Koffee with Karan,” in 2019. The misogynistic remarks they made during the program caused an uproar. On the set of “Koffee with Karan,” Hardik Pandya

Rape-molestation claim made by the spouse of a Dawood Ibrahim aide: In November 2021, Rehnuma Bhati, the spouse of one of Dawood Ibrahim’s aides, filed a complaint at Mumbai’s Santacruz police station against her husband, Riaz Bhati, cricketers Hardik Pandya and Munaf Patel, as well as congress leaders Rajeev Shukla and Prithviraj Kothari. She accused them of rape and child molestation in her complaint.

His imported wristwatches were seized by customs: On November 16, 2021, Pandya used social media to deny rumors that Mumbai airport customs authorities had taken his pricey timepieces. The batsman denied rumors that the customs office had measured his two wristwatches, valued at Rs. 5 lacks. According to reports, the price of the timepieces on the presented invoices didn’t correspond to their true value. “The cost of the watch is roughly 1.5 crore and not 5 crores as per reports going around the social media,” Pandya wrote in defense.

He said, “After picking up my luggage early on Monday, November 15th, after I arrived from Dubai, I voluntarily proceeded to the Mumbai airport customs counter to report the products I had brought and pay the necessary customs duty. I would like to clarify what happened after incorrect perceptions about my declaration to customs at the Mumbai airport circulated on social media. Pandya claimed that he had turned in all of the purchasing documentation. “I was willing to pay any duties that needed to be paid and had freely declared all the products that I had lawfully purchased from Dubai.”



Hardik Pandya has a $10 million net worth (Rs. 77 Crore). Cricket is blindly followed in India, where supporters are obsessed with both the sport and the players. And cricketer Mr. Hardik Pandya is one such Indian team standout. Mr. Pandya, who was an integral part of the Indian National Team, is the driving force behind India’s notable recent successes.

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