India’s flamboyant all-rounder Hardik Pandya is celebrating his 27th birthday today on October 11. He earned his fame and name for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League starting from 2015. His exploits in the tournament were enough to impress the selectors and he made his India debut in 2016.
Pandya is currently part of the Mumbai Indians team in the ongoing IPL 2020 in UAE. It is sort of his comeback in cricket after back surgery and lengthy rehabilitation. Before the IPL, he had played for India in the 2019 World Cup and against South Africa at home in a T20I series.
He then missed India’s tour to West Indies, and New Zealand, apart from the home series against Australia at the start of this year. His return to the game was supposed to be the home limited-overs series against South Africa, but the Coronavirus pandemic forced lockdown to put a stop to those aspirations.
Now he has shown a glimpse of his former batting self for MI in the IPL and has helped the team stay in the top half of the points table.
In personal life, 2020 proved to be quite productive for Hardik as he first announced his engagement to actress-dancer Natasa Stankovic and then got married amidst the lockdown. The couple then welcomed a baby boy in July, who was named Agastya.
As he celebrates his 27th birthday, Hardik Pandya received lots of wishes from his friends and teammates from the Indian team.
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