The Indian cricket team’s vice-captain in the limited overs format is Hardik Pandya (born 11 October 1993), an international cricketer for India. Pandya has represented India in all three forms as a batting all-rounder who can also bowl right-arm fast-medium deliveries. In domestic cricket, he presently represents the Baroda cricket team. In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he serves as captain of the Gujarat Titans, a side that he helped win their first IPL championship in 2022. He shares the profession with his older brother, Krunal Pandya.
Hardik Himanshu Pandya
|Born||11 October 1993
Choryasi, Surat, Gujarat, India
|Nickname||Kung Fu Pandya, Hairy|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
Since 2013, Pandya has competed for the Baroda cricket team. He was a key contributor to Baroda’s 2013–14 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy victory. Hardik scored 86 runs not out during his innings in January 2016 to lead the Baroda cricket team to a six-wicket victory over the Vidarbha cricket team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match. He hit eight sixes during that period.
First Class Statistics
IPL Career and Statistics
From 2015 to 2021, Pandya participated in the IPL with the Mumbai Indians. He struck 61 runs off 31 balls to help Mumbai Indians defeat Kolkata Knight Riders in a game they had to win to stay in the playoff hunt, giving him his team’s second man of the match award of the year.
The Mumbai Indians released Pandya prior to the IPL 2022 mega auction. He was later chosen as the team’s captain by the Gujarat Titans, a new Ahmedabad franchise. In 2022, he captained Gujarat to their first IPL championship, making him the first captain since Shane Warne to do so.
International Career and Statistics
At the age of 22, Pandya made his Twenty20 International debut for India on January 27, 2016, taking 2 wickets against Australia. On July 8, 2018, in the third and final Twenty20 International match against England, he recorded his best bowling stats of 4 for 38 while scoring 33 Not Out in just 14 balls and scored the winning run with a six off Jordan. Hardik made history by becoming the first Indian to grab four wickets and score more than 30 runs in the same T20I. Pandya scored 51 runs off of 33 balls in a match against England at Southampton’s Rose Bowl on July 7, 2022, to record his maiden T20 international half-century. Pandya became the first Indian player to score fifty runs and take four wickets in a single T20 international game.
On October 16, 2016, in Dharamshala, Pandya played in his first One Day International (ODI) for India against New Zealand. After Sandeep Patil, Mohit Sharma, and K. L. Rahul, he became the fourth Indian to win player of the match honors in his ODI debut. He made 36 runs off 32 balls in his first at bat in an ODI.
He was selected for the team that travelled to Sri Lanka in July 2017 and began his Test match on July 26 at Galle. Pandya became the first Indian batsman to reach a Test century soon before lunch in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele, where he also scored his first Test century. With 26 runs, he also established the record for India’s Test innings for the most runs scored in a single over. His first century in international cricket was this one.