The upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), one of the most anticipated sports events in the world, will begin in March 2023. The franchise and the viewers are anticipating the IPL auction in 2023. According to media reports, the IPL 2023 auction is scheduled for this year’s December, most likely on December 16.
According to IPL auction news, franchises have begun to prepare the list of players slated for release or trade in the IPL auction 2023.
Hardik Pandya, the captain of the Gujarat Titans, excelled in every facet of the game in IPL 2022. Pandya scored a total of 487 runs at an average of 44.27, contributing to his team’s win of the championship in his rookie season.
Hardik Pandya’s enormous self-belief stands out among other young cricketers as the feature that most distinguishes him from them. The flamboyant Baroda all-rounder doesn’t allow pressure to hinder his performance; instead, he enjoys them.
Hardik checks all the boxes a club wants in an all-round player: he is a powerful batter as well as a quick bowler.
Hardik Himanshu Pandya (11 October 1993) is an Indian cricketer who competes for the Baroda cricket team in domestic competitions as well as the Indian national cricket team internationally. He presently serves as captain of the Gujarat Titans, a newly established team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and he guided them to their first IPL championship in the 2022 season. He is a right-handed right-arm fast-medium bowler and all-rounder.
Hardik Pandya was born in Surat, Gujarat. When Hardik was five years old, his father, Himanshu Pandya, closed his modest car finance company in Surat and relocated to Vadodara to give his sons access to better cricket training facilities. In Vadodara, Hardik’s father Himanshu Pandya was a loan agent. He enrolled his two sons in the cricket academy run by Kiran More in Vadodara.
Hardik completed his education at MK High School. He attended school till the ninth grade before quitting to concentrate solely on cricket. He was able to win numerous club cricket games on his own.
Career In Domestic Cricket
For Baroda, Pandya made his first-class cricket debut in 2013. Hardik was an essential component in Baroda’s successful 2013–14 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy campaign. Hardik’s undefeated 86-run innings in the 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy final helped Baroda Cricket overcome Vidarbha Cricket by six wickets.
Career in IPL
With the Mumbai Indians, Hardik began his IPL career in 2015. He was selected for the Indian national team as a result of his all-around efforts with the MI team. Hardik has had one of the most spectacular IPL careers to date. He is renowned for making rapid dashes when it counts.
Hardik Pandya set a record in the final over of the Mumbai Indians’ first-innings innings against RPS in 2017, when they were batting first. However, Mumbai went on to lose the game.
In the 2018 IPL auction, the Mumbai Indians franchise purchased the services of Hardik Pandya for a staggering sum of Rs. 11 crores.
Career In International Cricket
Career in T20 International
On January 27, 2016, Hardik Pandya made his Twenty20 International debut for India against the Australian team in Adelaide. Pandya made a terrible start to the game, going for 19 runs and 5 wides in his first international over. He quickly recovered, though, and took two wickets while only allowing 18 runs in his final three overs.
He was a member of India’s T20 World Cup team in 2016, where he bowled Bangladesh’s penultimate over and held them to two runs off the final three balls.
Career in ODI
Pandya participated in his first One Day International (ODI) match against New Zealand on October 16, 2016, at Dharamsala. On his debut, Hardik received the Man of the Match award. As a result, he became one of just four Indians to win player of the match honours on their ODI debuts, joining Sandeep Patil, Mohit Sharma, and K. L. Rahul. The entire cricketing community praised Hardik’s efforts throughout the 2017 Champions Trophy. Hardik was chosen for ODI XI of the year 2017 based on his 2017 performances.
The 2019 World Cup team, which advanced to the semi-finals, included Hardik Pandya as well.
Career In Test Match
Pandya was selected as a batsman for England’s tour of India in late 2016 for his first-ever Test call-up. He was forced to miss out nevertheless since he hurt himself practicing in the nets at PCA Stadium. He was given a second shot, though, when he was selected for the Indian cricket team’s tour of Sri Lanka in July 2017.
On July 26 at Galle, he participated in his first Test match. In the same series, he not only achieved his first Test century but also made history by becoming the first Indian batsman to do so right before lunch. He also holds the record for India’s highest run total in a single Test innings over (26 runs).
Personal Life/ Relationship
On January 1, 2020, Hardik Pandya proposed to Natasa Stankovic when they were on a private yacht. The couple’s son was born on June 30, 2020. The couple had a small ceremony and shared a photo of a private family gathering that took place when COVID-19 was under lockdown. Although a family event was shown in the photos that were shared on May 31, this does not guarantee that it was their wedding. Therefore, it is unknown when exactly the pair got married.
The controversy around The Koffee with Karan Show
KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya appeared on the renowned talk show “Koffee with Karan” hosted by Karan Jauhar. He received criticism for some contentious and misogynistic comments he made on the program. Pandya and KL Rahul were both suspended by the BCCI midway through the Australia trip for their respective conduct, and they were both summoned home to give an explanation. Hardik explained that he became overexcited about the show.
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