Hardik Pandya in a conversation with Gaurav Kapur on the talk show Breakfast with Champions revealed how his life changed after the Indian Premier League (IPL) debut in 2015. He shared about his struggle on the show which will give you the motivation to do well.
His financial condition was so bad, that the Indian star all-rounder once had to hide his car as he had not paid its EMI for two years.
From hiding his car to gifting a luxuries car to his father, Hardik Pandya has come a long way.
The 24-year-old revealed that he intended to save everything he used to earn back then to pay his car’s EMI. “I have struggled for three years. We used to save Rs 5 and Rs 10. I still remember in IPL, we got around Rs 70 thousand and we thought we would survive on it for some time. Because we were struggling for almost three years then. We had not paid EMI for two years. We were smart, we used to hide our car. We didn’t want the car to go. Everything we earned in those three years was supposed to be saved for the car rather than having something new for us or buying something. It was just car’s EMI and food that mattered to us at that time,” he said.
But his hard work paid off, which brought a change in his life. He played for the most successful IPL team Mumbai Indians. “God is kind. My first year, we won the IPL and then I got a cheque of Rs 50 lakhs. From there, I got a car for free and I bought a new car as well. Imagine, three months back we were struggling and fighting for money and within three months I have Rs 50-60 lakhs in my pocket. It was all about saving at that time,” he added.
Pandya will play in the limited-over series against Sri Lanka after being rested in the longer format. The first ODI against Sri Lanka will be played on December 10.
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