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Hardik Pandya is an Indian cricketer who is the current vice-captain of the Indian cricket team in limited overs format. He is the captain of Mumbai Indians franchise in IPL. A batting all-rounder who can also bowl right-arm fast-medium deliveries, Pandya has represented India in all 3 formats. Hardik is considered to be one of the best all-rounders in world cricket. He is often stated as a rare talent by cricketing experts across the world and is rarely seen in the cricket feild due to injury issues. He currently plays for the Baroda cricket team in domestic cricket and the Mumbai Indians whom he captains in the Indian Premier League (IPL). His elder brother Krunal Pandya is also a professional cricketer.

Birth Name

Hardik Himanshu Pandya

Nickname

Rockstar, Hairy

Profession

Cricketer

Bowling Style

Right-handed

Batting Style

Right-arm fast-medium

Role

Batting All-rounder

Jersey Number

33 (formerly 11)– ODI, 33 (formerly 11, 228)–T20I

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Hardik Pandya was born on the 11th of October 1993, in Choryasi, Surat, Gujarat, India.

Age

He’s currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

Asian

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He has Indian ancestry.

Religion

Hinduism

Education

Hardik went to the MK High School in Vadodara. However, he dropped out in the 9th grade so as to focus on cricket.

Family Details

  • Father – Himanshu Pandya (Previously ran small car finance business)

  • Mother – Nalini Pandya
  • Siblings – Krunal Pandya (Older Brother) (Professional Cricket Player)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Hardik Pandya has dated –

  • Lisha Sharma (2016-2017) – In March 2016, The reports of Hardik Pandya dating Kolkata-based model Lisha Sharma first surfaced. These reports were influenced by her Instagram post in which she stood cuddled up with Pandya. In the caption, she had called him My Boo, which further fired these rumors up. It seems that they might have separated in the early months of 2017 as he posted an update on Valentine’s day eve claiming that he was single and all the gossip about his relationship was rubbish.
  • Elli AvrRam (2017-2018) – The end of 2017, The speculation about Pandya dating Swedish actress Elli AvrRam first started towards.  In April 2018, she was spotted cheering him on during Mumbai Indian’s IPL match. In the summer of 2018, it was reported that they have separated.
  • Urvashi Rautela (2018) – In April 2018, Hardik was linked with actress Urvashi Rautela. The media claimed that they had been spotted flirting at Gautam Singhania’s party at his Breach Candy residence.
  • Esha Gupta (2018) – In July 2018, it was claimed that Pandya was dating model and actress Esha Gupta. It was revealed in media reports that they had met at a private party. They wanted to shield their relationship from the public glare that often follows popular cricketers in India.

  • Nataša Stanković (2019-Present) – On January 1, 2020, Serbian actress Nataša Stanković and Hardik made their engagement public. They were dating for some time. In May 2020, they publicly revealed about their marriage. In July 2020, Nataša and Hardik welcomed a baby boy named Agastya Pandya. On February 14, 2023, the couple renewed their wedding vows in Udaipur, Rajasthan in a grand ceremony. Earlier, they had a court marriage.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
  • In centimeters – 183 cm
  • In meters – 1.83 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 70 kg
  • In Pounds – 154 lbs

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

He wears a size 11.5 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Hardik became known as the vital cog of the Indian team that has been delivering tremendous performances. Since Kapil Dev India has struggled to find a fast-bowling all-rounder that can give match-winning performances like the legendary Indian captain, has contributed to Pandya being treated with special care. The mercurial player has justified Indian establishment’s faith by delivering some promising performances including his 93 runs of 95 balls in his first test match in South Africa, whereas all other batsmen had combined scored just 102 off 347 balls.

Hardik Pandya Net worth

Hardik Pandya has an estimated net worth of $11 million dollars as of 2024.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Hardik Pandya

  • Pandya hails from modest family background. 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, along with his brother, Krunal Pandya, who was seven years old at that time.
  • Hardik made steady progress in junior-level cricket, and according to Krunal, “won a lot of matches single-handedly” in club cricket.
  • Since 2013, Pandya has been playing for the Baroda cricket team.  In the 2013–14 season He played a vital role in helping Baroda win the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
  • Before the mega auction for IPL 2022, Hardik was chosen as a draft pick to captain the Ahmedabad team. He was paid INR 15 crore.
  • In February 2022, Pandya was demoted in the BCCI’s annual retainership contract from grade A to grade C. Grade C players, at that time, were getting INR 1 crore as annual fees and it was the lowest group.
  • In November 2023, Hardik was traded to Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2024 auction. He received ₹15 crore salary for the season. In December 2023, He was declared captain of the Mumbai Indian team by replacing Rohit Sharma.
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