Hardik Pandya, celebrates his birthday today. Hardik first shot to fame playing for Mumbai Indians. Three of his most impactful knocks for Mumbai Indians is 91 vs Kolkata Knight Riders in 2019, a quickfire 35 vs Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017 and 61 vs Kolkata Knight Riders in 2015.
During Australia’s five-match ODI series in India in 2017, Hardik Pandya thrashed the visitors with scores of 83,20, 78 and 41 with the bat and also picked 6 wickets. For his winning all-around show, Pandya was adjudged the Player of the Series.
In 2017, Hardik Pandya scored his first hundred in just his third Test. Pandya made 108 off just 96 balls in a game against Sri Lanka in Pallekele. R Ashwin and Shikhar Dhawan contributed to India winning the match by an innings and 171 runs. Pandya received the Player of the Match title as a result of his stunning hundred.
Although Hardik Pandya hasn’t been in a Test match for India since 2018, a Test match against England in England featured one of his best all-around performances in red-ball cricket. Pandya bowled a superb 5-for-28 in England’s opening innings and followed that up with an unbeaten 52 at a run-a-ball for India in the second innings. Although Kohli’s scores of 97 and 103 from that match will be remembered more, Pandya’s performances with the bat and the ball were equally important for India’s 203-run victory.
Hardik Pandya on a high with great knocks one after another
Hardik Pandya attacked the Australian bowlers during India’s 2019/20 match against Australia in Canberra as he pushed his way to an unbeaten 92 in just 76 balls while striking seven fours and one six. India scored 302/5 as a result of Pandya’s late blitz, winning the match by 13 runs.
Four days later, on December 6, 2020, in Sydney, India and Australia played a T20I encounter. Hardik Pandya once again shown his sheer strength with the bat to lead India to a shock victory. Australia gave India a lofty 195-run target, and after 16.1 overs, the visitors were 149/4. Pandya then smashed an unbeaten 42 off just 22 balls. Pandya hit two last-over sixes during his innings. Given his efforts, meant that India won the match and the series.
To many people’s surprise, Gujarat Titans won the IPL championship in their inaugural season, thanks in large part to Hardik Pandya. Hardik had not played much cricket prior to the 2022 IPL, but once play began, Pandya made a contribution with the bat, the ball, and as the captain. Pandya took 8 wickets while scoring 487 runs with the bat.
In this year’s ODI series between India and England, Hardik Pandya played at the top of his game. Hardik amassed 100 runs and 6 wickets in the three games. He was justly honoured as the Player of the Series for his all-around performance.