Hardik Pandya Birthday, turns 29 today!
Hardik Pandya, an all-arounder for India and one of the team’s MVPs for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, turned 29 today, on October 11.
Pandya received his first call-up to the national team on January 26, 2016, in a match against Australia following his impressive tenure with the Mumbai Indians (MI). Since then, the 29-year-old has established himself in international cricket and was welcomed as Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s successor in the Indian team. His career thus far has seen enormous highs and lows; persistent back ailments and his inability to bowl prevented him from being selected for the national team.
Pandya won the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 with Gujarat Titans (GT), overcome his ailments, and then made his return to the national team. He has been very proficient with the ball and quite effective with the bat during the last three to four months.
The Baroda player amassed 989 runs in the game’s shortest format while scoring 1,386 runs in 62 games of ODIs. The young cricketer was sure to succeed off the pitch in the business world given his flashy attitude on the field.
Pandya is one of the most well-liked cricketers; after Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, he has the third-highest number of followers on social media. His top skill set and extreme popularity among the general public have put him in contact with many well-known brands.
One of the most recent developments involved the brand Villain for men’s lifestyle signing Pandya as its brand ambassador. The all-arounder was signed up by muvin as the new brand ambassador the year before.
The prestigious brand portfolio of the multiple IPL champion also includes endorsements from companies like boAt, Taco Bell, Neeman’s, Sin Denim, Britannia, Dream11, Monster Energy Drink, Oppo Mobiles, and Gulf Oil India.
The younger Pandya brother has invested in the online skill-based auction platform Bidzapp and the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform LenDenClub, both of which are based in India.
Pandya’s estimated net worth as of 2022 is INR 77 crore. His contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), IPL salaries, endorsements, and other business activities are credited for his enormous net worth. Pandya earns INR 15 crore each season from his time in the IPL and INR 1 crore annually from his contract with the BCCI.
Every car enthusiast’s fantasy garage belongs to Pandya, an all-arounder who owns pricey and exotic vehicles including the Lamborghini Huracan EVO, Audi A6, Range Rover Vogue, Jeep Compass, Rolls Royce, and Mercedes G-wagon.
200 oxygen concentrators were provided by Hardik and his brother Krunal Pandya in May 2021 to assist the nation’s rural areas during the COVID-19 pandemic.