Hardik Pandya is one of the most beloved cricketers in India at this moment. He is a fast-bowling all-rounder and India, as a nation, has been waiting for someone like him since the great Kapil Dev retired from international cricket. Having him in your fantasy cricket team in a match against some tough player will surely earn you some points as Hardik is a consistent player.
Explore to know about his cricket record so you can earn good points in your fantasy cricket online match and make your team win a contest.
Hardik’s cricket journey
Pandya began training at Kiran More International Cricket Academy. Also, Kiran More didn’t charge fees for the first three years of training.
A leg Spinner
At the start of his cricket career, Pandya was a leg-spinner. Once there was a fast bowler short during a local match in Kiran More International Cricket Academy. Hardik was handed over the responsibility. He straight away accepted this work and surprised all, taking seven wickets in the match. In this manner, he became a medium pace bowler.
Debut in Ranji trophy
Hardik Pandya made his Ranji debut for Baroda against Madhya Pradesh in the year 2013. Baroda won the match but Hardik failed to make an impression as he scored just 1 and 3 runs in both innings respectively.
Entry in Big League
Hardik Pandya was spotted by then Mumbai Indians coach John Wright in a West Zone match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. All high-profile members of Mumbai Indians were stunned 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 Season 8 player auction in February. He was later bought by the franchise at the base price of 10 lakhs.
Rise to fame
After toiling hard in the domestic circuit since 2013, Hardik Pandya was bought by Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2015 season. He did not let down and justified his talent. Firstly, he smashed 8 balls 21 against Chennai Super Kings and then rescued Mumbai Indians from Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored a blazing 31 ball 61 in a must-win match. His royal performances won him two ‘man of the match’ awards in the IPL.
Before becoming a Mumbai Indians star, Hardik Pandya played for Baroda at the domestic level. He broke into the Baroda Ranji squad on November 28, 2013.
Take a look at his Career
- Test debut vs. Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Jul 26, 2017
- Last Test vs. South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Jan 24, 2018
- ODI debut vs. New Zealand at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Oct 16, 2016
- Last ODI vs. South Africa at SuperSport Park, Feb 16, 2018
- T20 debut vs. Australia at Adelaide Oval, Jan 26, 2016
- Last T20 vs. South Africa at Newlands, Feb 24, 2018
- IPL debut vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 19, 2015
- Last IPL vs. Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla, May 20, 2018
Happy reading and enjoy playing fantasy cricket!