Hardik's wife Natasa Stankovic took to her Instagram handle to share an adorable boomerang video of father and son. Time is ripe for Hardik to be added to the Test squad, in this red-hot form worth holding him back in Australia,” tweeted former India batsman Mohammad Kaif. However, for India, Pandya showed that he can do it alone. Aakash Chopra reveals his best Test XI of the decade, AUS vs IND: Injury concerns grow as Steve Smith leaves training with sore back, PAK vs NZ: Five most memorable T20Is between Pakistan and New Zealand, There should be another Super Over to decide the winner: Sachin Tendulkar, 5 fastest half-centuries for India in ODI cricket, 4 X 6: Five batsmen who have struck six fours in an over. PTI | Updated: Mar 12, 2019, 20:31 IST. 13 May 2019. The only aspect of his cricket which is still to touch full potential, bowling, is still work in progress. Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox. The franchise had earlier won the tournament in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019. Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul impressed everyone in IPL 2019 while David Warner's return to the IPL after a gap of one year was filled with runs. In Hardik Pandya, India have found the all-rounder they were looking for for decades. We have had a number of pretenders to play the title role over the years that it is now getting a bit exhausting to decide on the main cast. He will take some more time to strengthen himself and get prepared for the rigours of the longer format. After that England tour, Pandya fell down while bowling during the Asia Cup in Dubai and things have never been the same. Hardik’s contributions at the death during Mumbai Indians’ triumph in 2017 earned him a lot of value. Pandya reached the landmark from just 17 balls with a massive six of Sunil Narine in the 14th over of the innings, beating Rishabh Pant who had scored a 18-ball half-century against Mumbai Indians. While Pandya is emerging as a match-winner in his own right, the search for an additional or more than one all-rounder or should we say dual purpose player should continue. Did you know Hardik Pandya was Mumbai Indians' leading wicket-taker in last year's IPL? But finally, after 26 years of searching far and wide, it seems that for a while the chase can halt at one man, Hardik Pandya. Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev believes that India, in the era of IPL, should experiment more with the T20 side and has called for Kohli to try batting Hardik Pandya at No.4 to add more bite to the middle order. "This one's for you, Agastya Love this team! But minimal success with the bat in the Indian colours and a poor 2016 IPL saw him carry the tag of a ‘spin basher’. But the mistake India should not make is put all the eggs in one basket. Stay updated with your favourite cricketers, their lifestyle, fitness, fashion trends and more. IPL 2019 | Hardik Pandya Powers MI to Second Position After Convincing DC Win Mumbai Indians registered a clinical 40-run win over Delhi Capitals in an IPL 2019 match at New Delhi on Thursday (April 18) as the home side suffered another batting collapse on what was a tough wicket to bat on. Watch all the 29 sixes that Hardik Pandya hit in VIVO IPL 2019. Pandya reached the landmark from just 17 balls with a massive six of Sunil Narine in the 14th over of the innings, beating Rishabh Pant who had scored a 18-ball half-century against Mumbai Indians. Krunal Pandya IPL contract currently in progress and he is playing 2020 season of IPL along-with his brother Hardik Pandya in 2020. Vijay Shankar, Shivam Dube and Kamlesh Nagarkoti have been the other contenders for the additional roles. This phase two in Pandya’s career could just be what India needs as it heads into a crucial three year phase with two T20 World Cups and one 50 over World Cup scheduled to be held. 2019: Hardik Batters KKR with 91. The dashing Hardik Pandya has proved to be the solution to India’s search for an attacking middle-order batsman who can provide the cushion of striking big at the death. The all-rounder will be a major factor in Mumbai Indians' IPL title hopes this year. In the 2019 IPL, Hardik had a strike rate of 191.85 against pacers at the death, which came at an average of over 30. 28 Apr 2019. IPL 2019: Fit-again Hardik Pandya joins Mumbai Indians' pre-tournament camp. India must do a lot to ensure that he is preserved from burnout and is wrapped in cotton wool much like a fast bowler. (Chandresh Narayanan is a former cricket writer with The Times of India, The Indian Express, ex-Media Officer for ICC and the former media manager of Delhi Daredevils. You can still see him at times holding his back, especially after he hit one of the sixes in the final over of the second T20I. Hence it is crucial that Kohli take charge along with head coach Ravi Shastri to manage Pandya’s workload. He is also the author of World Cup Heroes, a Cricket Editorial consultant, professor and cricket TV commentator.). Hardik Pandya smashed the fastest half-century of IPL 2019 when he reached the landmark off just 17 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on Sunday. However, post the World Cup he has had a surgery and he took it a lot easier than before to make a return to India colours. CricTracker Author “Hardik Pandya, with an average of nearly 90, has emerged as India's go to batsman in white ball cricket, behind Virat Kohli. MI batsman Hardik Pandya plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Wankede Stadium in … . After numerous speculations over his participation in IPL 2019, he recovered in time. Whether it's about cricket's rich history or a special record - we've got you covered. The 26-year-old all-rounder achieved the record during the last IPL season, in 2019, for the Rohit Sharma-led franchise. India needs an all-rounder to balance the line-up. IPL 12 IPL 2019: With his all-round show against CSK, Hardik Pandya gave another reminder of his X-factor The 25-year-old helped Mumbai Indian beat CSK by 37 runs on home turf He is still feeling the after effects of playing top flight international cricket after a big gap and the major back surgery which kept him away from action. The Baroda boy has emerged as the unlikeliest of claimants to the role which has been lying vacant over the years. 2019: Hardik Pandya's 29 Sixes. He did seem to get better against the pacers as he scored a bulk of runs against them. (TOI Photo) Watch the video '2019: Hardik Batters KKR with 91' & also get latest Cricket updates & highlights online only on hotstar.com. Cricket. Instead, India should let Pandya focus just on the white ball formats. IPL 2019 will be huge for Hardik Pandya and India. There are multiple domestic tournaments and there are also multiple Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons in the offing. Since that series, Pandya has not been seen in whites for India. There is no doubt whatsoever that a fit again Pandya who can bowl and bat will be a tremendous asset for India. The home of all the highlights from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. The Baroda-based star came into the limelight after his terrific performances for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.. India put enough pressure on him and anointed him as the fourth seamer in the side. IPL 2019: Hardik wants to prove a point with bat and ball, says Rohit Hardik Pandya’s 16-ball unbeaten 37 guided Mumbai Indians to a five-wicket win … IPL 2019: Hardik’s blitz, ... Hardik Pandya then gave the finishing touch to the innings hitting a 16-ball 37 which included two sixes and two fours from the penultimate over bowled by Pawan Negi. Pandya registered two scores of 90+ in the ODI series, both coming in different situations after a top-order collapse. There was only one Kapil Dev and every new cricketer is their own version, not a cheap imitation. Watch the video '2019: Hardik Pandya's 29 Sixes' & also get latest Cricket updates & highlights online only on hotstar.com. But there is now a need to ensure Pandya is not overplayed and his injuries are managed well. IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard shine as MI snaps CSK's winning run After Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard’s quick-fire play at the fag-end propelled Mumbai Indians to 170-5, it restricted the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team to 133-8, bagging its second victory of the Indian Premier League season 12. Pandya has so far amassed 355 runs in 12 games in IPL 2019 Pollard also believes that Martin Guptill can fill in the shoes of David Warner at Sunrisers Hyderabad A smasher of the cricket ball himself, Kieron Pollard Wednesday praised his Mumbai Indians teammate Hardik Pandya for his six-hitting prowess and said the all-rounder packs a lot of punch. Hardik Pandya registered the fastest fifty of VIVO IPL 2019 as he took KKR bowlers to the cleaners with 91 off only 34 balls. Hardik Pandya smashed the fastest half-century of IPL 2019 when he reached the landmark off just 17 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Copyright © 2019 100 MB Sports All Rights Reserved. Watchlist. IPL 2019: Hotstar VIP Fastest 50 of the Season – Hardik Pandya. Hardik Pandya recently heaped praise on his IPL captain Rohit Sharma and said he has always enjoyed playing under him in the IPL. So there will be lots of opportunities for everyone to stake their claim. The Mumbai-based franchise signed him for a mere INR 10 lakh in the IPL Auction 2015. Hardik Pandya played a stellar role in Mumbai Indians ’ record fourth title triumph, scoring 402 runs in 14 matches at an incredible strike rate of 191.42, and 14 wickets at a strike rate of 18.21. But we have been a bit too impatient with them. He recovered from that blow and played in the IPL and the World Cup in 2019. This ongoing Australia tour has shown just how crucial Pandya is to India’s fortunes in white ball cricket. IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya wants to prove a point with bat and ball - Rohit Sharma Pandya, on his part, praised openers Rohit (28) and Quinton de Kock (40) for the start the team got in the run chase. This was followed by some exceptional performances for India on their 2020 tour of Australia making everyone believe that Hardik Pandya has truly arrived. A lot of change in Hardik’s approach can be seen from his first impression on the big stage in 2015 through the IPL. Hardik Pandya helped India seal the T20I series against Australia with a 22-ball 42. Pandya’s multidimensional skills got him into the Indian team by the start of 2016 and he was drafted into the squad for the World T20 at home. It has been the longest running soap opera, not on television but a cricket field. They need to ensure that Pandya is not over stretched by playing him in Test cricket when he is still not ready to bowl. For close to 26 years now, India has been struggling to get over this. Hardik had a stellar run in IPL 2019. As the celebrations continued, Hardik posted a picture on Twitter where he can be seen hugging the IPL trophy. IPL 2019, DC vs MI: Hardik Pandya worked on how to smash pacers, says brother Krunal Mumbai Indians allrounder Krunal Pandya praised his brother Hardik and said that the allrounder worked on improving his game when he was away from cricket … Dev also called for the Indian management to … They need not be part of the ongoing soap opera of ‘Finding the next Kapil Dev’. Pandya has rightly chosen to stay away from the longer form of cricket for a while because while it is easier to stretch himself in white ball formats, with the red ball he may find it a bit much to handle. After ending the Indian Premier League 2019 season on a title-winning note, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya is eager to lift the ICC World Cup 2019 trophy as well. The only sign of him returning to bowling came in the second ODI against Australia when he bowled four overs. He did make a return as an all-rounder in time for the World Cup in 2019. ‘Three years and onto a lifetime together’: Kohli is all love for wife Anushka on their third anniversary, On a roll: Most consecutive victories by a team in T20I cricket, Quick-fire heroes: Top 5 T20I batsmen with best strike-rate. IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya joins Mumbai Indians pre-season camp The Indian all-rounder was recently ruled out of the T20I and the ODI series against Australia. So in two of the three disciplines, Pandya has struck gold. Time is ripe for Hardik to be added to the Test squad, in this red hot form worth holding him back in Australia. Pandya removed a ton-up Steve Smith in the 2nd ODI between India and Australia at … According to news sources, Mumbai Indians bought Krunal Pandya on auction price of ($285,000) in 2016. Pandya is the part of the India\'s 15-member squad for the quadrennial event, starting May 30 in England and Wales. For starters, he is a better bowler than Vijay Shankar and far more electric on the field. The unbeaten knock in the 2nd T20I was a reflection of his IPL career where he has played similar knocks for the Mumbai Indians but alongside Kieron Pollard. In between, marriage and fatherhood seems to have calmed him down a bit. Making his IPL debut that season for Mumbai Indians, the younger Pandya came as a proper spin-basher who could chip in with a few overs of pace bowling. English. ‘Finding the next Kapil Dev’, has been the favourite programme for all cricket lovers and those in the ecosystem just because of how big and massive the soap opera can be. In many ways both Pandya, and to some extent Jasprit Bumrah, need to be looked after smartly by India by not exposing them too much. The Income Tax department has confirmed that there will be no tax levied for having more than one seam bowler cum batsman in your squad. India will be aiming to start on a strong note in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 | NewsBytes This can at the moment only mean Pandya. Hardik’s improvement in playing the pacers showed in the ODI format where he played useful knocks when the top order collapsed on certain occasions. ‘Back Bit Sore’: Hardik Says He Won’t be Bowling Anytime Soon, Why Dhawan and Pandya Should Stay Back for Australia Tests, ‘Hungry’ Pandya Becoming a Good Finisher for India: Virat Kohli. But the questions over Hardik remained whether he can be the reliable option that India was looking for after the retirement of MS Dhoni. Unfortunately, Hardik Pandya picked up a nasty back injury during the 2018 Asia Cup. In the outfield, where even Kohli has struggled to hold onto the catches, Pandya has been able to pick up catches. Swashbuckling India all-rounder Hardik Pandya met his son Agastya after months of staying away because of work. Feature and interview with the one and only Hardik Pandya. Share. If push comes to shove considering the workload in the white ball formats, India must look beyond Pandya as an all-rounder in red ball cricket. His efforts to hit out didn’t seem to succeed even until the end of 2018. But it took a sensational IPL 2019 for Hardik to get widespread acclaim for his effort against speedsters irrespective of the phase he plays them in. He got banned for his comments on ‘Koffee with Karan’ and he looked chastened after the experience. AUS vs IND: Who should be India’s frontline spinner in Test series? He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium.His elder brother Krunal Pandya is also an international cricketer. Who should be India’s wicketkeeper in the Australia Test series? Hardik Pandya surprised everyone after bowling for the first time after a lower-back injury since 2019. (BCCI) It’s fascinating that of all the batsmen in the modern era, it’s Pandya who has taken to Crowe’s urging to move towards off stump in T20 (and while in the hitting zone). @hardikpandya7, with an average of nearly 90, has emerged as India's go to batsman in white ball cricket, behind @imVkohli. Watchlist. This is the fifth IPL title win for the Rohit Sharma-led side. In Hardik Pandya, India have found the all-rounder they were looking for for decades. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Since his debut, Hardik Pandya … 100MB is a place where cricket lovers can find unheard stories of their favourite sport along with latest news! His skills as a striker, finisher, fielder and as a useful bowler will be crucial to India’s chances in the three World Cups. All-rounder Hardik Pandya has become an asset for the Indian cricket team in all formats. He joined the team of Mumbai Indians as pro player in 2016. @mipaltan #Believe #MIChampion5," Hardik tweeted. A lot of change in Hardik’s approach can be seen from his first impression on the big stage in 2015 through the IPL. He has batted with a sledge hammer, struck big sixes on the massive Australian grounds and has fielded quite brilliantly. Pandya showed his excellence in this aspect in the 2020 IPL where Mumbai Indians won the title for a record fifth time. His batting has definitely improved a lot in the last four years – and it bodes well for Indian cricket in the years to come. Hardik Himanshu Pandya (born 11 October 1993) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Hardik Pandya had uploaded the video on his Facebook page back in 2011. He is the kind of all-rounder Virat Kohli will be eager to have in the team for the World Cup. 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