The all-rounder was propelled into the big stage after constant exposure to prime-time television in the form of the Indian Premier League. Hardik Himanshu Pandya is the eminent Indian all-rounder cricketer and strength of the Indian squad. (Source: Reuters) Vijay Shankar would not torment himself by thinking that it’s not he but Hardik Pandya, who is Indian team’s preferred all-rounder in the white-ball format, as the Tamil Nadu cricketer is focussed at churning out match-winning performances to stay in the mix. The all-rounder was propelled into the big stage after constant exposure to prime-time television in the form of the Indian Premier League. The middle-order batsman has got a batting average of 31.3 in Test and, 29.9 in ODI. The player has mastered each and every skill, starting from batting to fielding. A wiry young lad from a small town in Gujarat, Hardik Pandya, with his tattoos and peroxide highlights, encapsulates the charisma and swagger of the modern-day Indian cricketer.

Hardik Pandya’s bowling speed too has troubled batsmen as he can often cross the 140 kmph mark. Hardik’s superlative innings, which came days after he had smashed 105 off 39 balls in the same tournament, propelled his side to 238 for 4, batting first. The talented Indian cricketer is an all-rounder player, Hardik Pandya has been seen batting excellently in middle-order, almost in all the matches. Hardik Pandya swears by living life king size and that exuberance finds expression in his powerful hitting in the middle order and brisk seam bowling. Hardik Pandya’s score of 93 in the ODI against South Africa in January 2018 and a half-century against England in August 2018 are often regarded as his best in the international circuit. Apart from playing in the international tournaments, he has been there in the Mumbai Indians for IPL (Indian Premier League).
Hardik Himanshu Pandya is an all-rounder Indian cricketer who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast. Vijay Shankar has played 12 ODIs and 8 T20Is for India. A wiry young lad from a small town in Gujarat, Hardik Pandya, with his tattoos and peroxide highlights, encapsulates the charisma and swagger of the modern-day Indian cricketer. India's Hardik Pandya wears his sunglasses as he walks to participate in a training session ahead of their last T20 cricket match against South Africa in Bangalore, India, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
Pandya made his One Day International (ODI) debut for … Mumbai: Soon after his Man-of-the-Match effort in Mumbai Indians' crucial win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Sunday, all-rounder Hardik Pandya said he has stopped practising batting.