Hardik Pandya Controversy: I Learned a Lot from Karan’s Coffee, But My Family Was Abused

An Indian international cricketer, Hardik Himanshu Pandya (born October 11, 1993) is a member of the India national cricket team and the Baroda cricket team in domestic cricket.

The Gujarat Titans, a newly-debuting team in the Indian Premier League in 2022, are now captained by him. He guided the Gujarat Titans to their first IPL title in 2022. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast/medium bowler, he excels in a variety of roles for the team. Cricketer Krunal Pandya’s elder brother is also a professional cricketer.

Early Life

The date of Hardik Pandya‘s birth is 11 October 1993. A small car finance firm in Surat that Himanshu Pandya had started in order to provide his sons with better training facilities was shut down when Hardik was just five years old, and he moved the family to Vadodara.

Kiran More’s cricket academy in Vadodara accepted his two kids, Hardik and Krunal. The Pandya family lived in a leased apartment in Gorwa, and the Pandya boys drove a second-hand automobile to the cricket stadium since they were financially strapped.

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When Hardik was in ninth grade, he dropped out of MK High School and concentrated on cricket.

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Career

Playing cricket for the Baroda cricket team since 2013 is a career highlight for Pandya. During the 2013–14 season, he was instrumental in helping Baroda win the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He smashed eight sixes during an innings of unbroken 86 to help the Baroda cricket team beat the Vidarbha cricket team by six wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in January 2016.

 Indian Premier League

During the Indian Premier League, Pandya was a member of Mumbai Indians. On the verge of the playoffs, he blasted an innings-and-59 to win the game for Mumbai Indians against Kolkata Knight Riders and claim his second man-of-the-match title this season.

Pandya was released by Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction and was picked as the captain of the new Ahmedabad club Gujarat Titans.

On April 11th, 2022, Pandya made his first half-century for Gujarat against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the first season, he became the second captain to lead a side to the IPL championship after Shane Warne.

Controversy

Hardik Pandya, the Indian all-rounder who was suspended from the Indian national cricket team after his appearance on the popular television show Koffee with Karan, said that despite the backlash and the suspension, the episode has made him a better cricketer.

“I’m someone who doesn’t shy away from owning my faults,” Hardik confessed in an interview with cricket expert Harsh Bhogle on Cricbuzz on Wednesday. He also discussed the events that transpired after the incident in which his family was harmed.

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As soon as that happened, I decided that we should just accept the error and work to remedy it. That part of me would have remained if I had refused to admit my error. Hardik’s family has come to terms with the fact that he’s going through a difficult time.

KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were banned from the ODI series against Australia in January 2019 for making “sexist” and “racist” comments on television. The cricketers, who had caused a storm with their comments, were left out of the starting XI for the first game in Sydney.

Hardik stated the impact on his family:

“I am a family guy. Without my family, I’m just another face in the crowd. My support system is made up entirely of my immediate relatives. Because of the people watching out for me behind the scenes, you’re witnessing Hardik Pandya right now. In order to keep me happy and healthy, they make sure I’m in good shape.”

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My extended family has suffered as a result of this. After the incident, my father gave an interview and people made fun of it. The worst part for me was that my actions caused problems in my family, and that’s not okay,” Hardik added.

On Instagram lately, Hardik Stankovic, 26, announced that he and girlfriend Natasa Stankovic are expecting their first child together.

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