Often being compared with India’s World Cup winning captain and all-rounder Kapil Dev, Hardik Pandya has substantiated the comparisons on many occasions with his hard-hitting abilities and brisk seam bowling. Along with his playing style, his experiments with hairstyles and hair colours make him stand out among his peers. But he plays as flamboyantly on field as he carries himself off the field. Pandya is truly a find of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as his heroics with Mumbai Indians booked his berth for the Indian cricket team. Following a successful IPL 2015 and Syed Mushtaq Ali domestic T20 tournament in 2016, the Gujarati all-rounder made his debut for Team India on January 26, 2016, in a T20I match against Australia at Adelaide. It took him a few months to break into the 50-over set up as he debuted in ODI cricket on October 16, 2016, playing New Zealand at the picturesque HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala. With a fifty on his Test debut, Pandya played his first longest-format game for India on July 26-29, 2017, against Sri Lanka at Galle.read more
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The sheer pace of the Rajasthan Royals speedster takes down two MI batsmen as one had to undergo concussion test on the field.
Kishan, who caught attention with a blistering 99 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, said he is learning about various aspects of the game from his seniors Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya.
Pollard (47 not out) hit three sixes while Hardik (30 not out) got one maximum in that over which took MI to 191 for 4 after being invited to bat. The duo stitched 67 runs from just 23 balls. MI won the match by 48 runs.
After the game, Rohit said it's nice to have Pollard and Pandya in form as they provide the right balance to Mumbai's team.
The 26-year-old Hardik, who underwent back surgery in London in November last year and returned to cricket in March, did not bowl for Mumbai Indians in the first two IPL games.
The MI captain says they want to treat this game as just another clash but admits nothing gets bigger than this.
The Mumbai Indians all-rounder appears to be in his element during training as he slogs the ball around the park.
Mumbai Indians coach opened up on Hardik Pandya's role in the side and also confirmed that despite Chris Lynn's presence, Rohit and de Kock will continue to open for the side.
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya has said that he has accepted that injuries would remain a part of his career.
Hardik Pandya opened up on playing without fans, his preparation for the upcoming IPL and protocols laid by Mumbai Indians amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Hardik, who last played for India in a T20I match at Bengaluru in September against South Africa, on Wednesday shared a video on his Instagram handle where he is seen sweating it out.
Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya and his ladylove and actress Natasa Stankovic welcomed their first child together, a baby boy on July 30th. On Wednesday, Hardik Pandya took to Instagram to share pictures from their celebration at the hospital as Natasha got discharged.
Pathan then opined that if Pandya can prove his abilities it will have an immense impact on Indian cricket and make the side invincible.
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya shared a heartwarming picture with his newborn son on his social media profiles.
Several congratulatory wishes for new parents Natasa Stankovic and Hardik Pandya have been pouring in from family, friends, and fans. Bhojpuri actress Monalisa wrote, "Wowww... congratulations... ... God bless him... lots of love."
After the news broke out cricket fraternity wished Hardik and Natasa with India skipper Virat Kohli being one of the first to congratulate.
Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya shared on his official social media profile that he is blessed with a baby boy.
Pathan feels that for Hardik to make a similar impact like Stokes, he needs to bat up the order for Team India like he has done for Mumbai Indians in IPL.
Hardik hasn't played red-ball cricket since the England tour in 2018. The back issue had put him on the sidelines for the Australia tour later in the same year.