Hardik Pandya is one such name of the Indian cricket team who created a sensation with his debut and people started comparing him to Kapil Dev, the great all-rounder of India. Hardik Pandya is one of those rare players who has the ability to change the course of the match at any moment on his own, be it batting or bowling. However, in the last few years, Hardik has had to be in and out of the team due to injury, the effect of which can be clearly seen on his performance. Despite this, there has been no decrease in Hardik’s fan following and this is the reason why fans are congratulating their favorite player on social media on his 28th birthday.
Born on October 11, 1993 in Baroda, Hardik’s cricket career started from Gujarat, but he got his real identity in Mumbai Indians. Playing for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, Hardik performed amazingly and then in 2016 in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, scoring 377 runs as well as taking 10 wickets in his name. Seeing this performance, the selectors of Team India were very impressed and called him to Team India. After that he never looked back.
He was also included in the Test team after a few months after spreading his batting and bowling in the limited overs format. Hardik has played 11 Test matches so far and has taken 17 wickets apart from scoring 532 runs. He has represented Team India in 63 ODI matches and scored 1286 runs with the help of 7 half-centuries. During this his batting strike rate has been 116.90. Talking about T20, he has 484 runs and 42 wickets in this format.
In cricket, where Hardik Pandya is famous for his aggressive game. On the other hand, he has also been associated with controversies. In 2019, a statement by Hardik and KL Rahul in a TV show created a big controversy after which they had to stay out of the team for a few days. However, the dispute was later settled with both the players apologizing.
Hardik Pandya is currently preparing for the T20 World Cup to be held this year and wants to get the edge in his bowling as soon as possible. Hardik has not been bowling for quite some time which could prove to be a big threat to his place in the T20 World Cup squad. It is believed that the selectors are considering Hardik Pandya’s name and are seriously considering his role in the team.