Hardik Pandya is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium. He is also the brother of cricketer Krunal Pandya. He is also India's No. 1 all-rounder on the ongoing tour to England
Hardik Pandya's father Himanshu Pandya ran a small car finance business in Surat. However, he choose to shut down the business and move to Vadodara when Hardik was five. His father made this move in order to facilitate his sons with better cricket training. He enrolled his two sons (Hardik and Krunal) into Kiran More's cricket academy in Vadodara
The Pandya family lived in a rented apartment in Gorwa, with the brothers using a second-hand car to travel to the cricket ground. Hardik studied at the MK High School till ninth grade before dropping out to focus on cricket
Hardik Pandya has been in the thick of things for the Indian cricket team, winning a few matches with his partnership-breaking wickets in the World Cup along with his crucial cameos for the team during the mega tournament.
Before the World Cup 2019, Hardik Pandya had a brilliant IPL 2019, playing a crucial part in Mumbai Indians lifting their fourth IPL title.
Hardik Pandya is also known to be a bit of a Casanova. He was linked to actress and dancer Elli AvrRam earlier this year along-with Bollywood actress Esha Gupta. Well, what can we say, he is a hot property on and off the pitch
Clarifying the rumour of her dating Hardik Pandya, Esha Gupta had said in the past, "I'm not getting married anytime soon. I'll let everyone know when I do." However, she did not deny or accept being in a relationship with Pandya
His reported love story with Elli Avram showed a lot of potential as the duo were spotted a few times in public, but it eventually fizzled out. A source had earlier revealed, "Elli wanted a commitment, while Hardik was looking for something casual. This led to a lot of arguments between them and they called it quits."
Hardik Pandya is also known for changing his hairstyles before every big tournament. And the man behind his cool locks is none other than Bollywood’s celebrity hairdresser Hakim Aalim
Hardik Pandya has two puppies called Aston and Bentley at home, with whom he specds all his free time playing around the house.
KL Rahul is an Indian cricketer who plays as a top order right-handed batsman and an occasional wicket-keeper too. He plays for India internationally, Karnataka in domestic circuit and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. He is currently an integral part of the Indian limited overs teams.
KL Rahul was born into on 18 April 1992 to K. N. Lokesh and Rajeshwari in Mangaluru, where he grew up.His father Lokesh is a Professor and Former Director at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka in Surathkal,Mangaluru, and his mother Rajeshwari is a History Professor at Mangalore University. Lokesh, who was a fan of the cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, wanted to name his son after Gavaskar's, but mistook Rohan Gavaskar's name to be Rahul
KL Rahul opened the batting with Rohit Sharma for India during the World Cup 2019 after Shikhar Dhawan fractured his arm. KL had a pretty good campaign, scoring a fifty and a hundred during the tournament.
A dashing and single Indian cricketer and no Bollywood linkups? Not possible. KL Rahul has had his fair share of alleged dating rumours with Bollywood starlets. The most well documented one being with actress Nidhhi Agerwal after the duo were snapped with each other at a few outings with friends. Nidhhi Agerwal, however, squashed all rumours by saying that KL Rahul is a close friend, whom she has known for years before he even became a cricketer
KL Rahul later clarified on the dating rumours with actress Niddhi Agerwal, by saying “We have known each other since our college days. We are just good friends and all the rumours are false."
KL Rahul perhaps, is the only tattoo freak in the Indian team. He has tattoos wrapped up all over his arms. This picture shows him getting a tattoo of his dog’s on his back. His love for his dog ‘Simba’ is evident by the pictures Rahul shares with his pet on Instagram
KL Rahul is known to be very close to Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. Recalling an incident, the right-hander said "There was one instance after a match at Melbourne where I had a terrible performance. I was miserable and depressed. Anushka, who noticed this, came up to my room and asked me to accompany her and Virat to their dinner date. The couple talked me through their similar experiences and that helped me understand how to manage these situations better”
KL Rahul had revealed that inspiration for his self grooming and personality, comes from Former England football captain David Beckham, whom he considers as a style icon. He also looks up to the way Ranveer Singh dresses up and would love to try his looks out even though he admits that he would never be able to carry them off
KL Rahul shared this picture with Hardik Pandya during a train ride somewhere in England.. He captioned this picture as, “The Hustle is easier when the company is Great. @hardikpandya93 @neweraindia @karansinghvi"
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul have been through some ups and downs in their career during the last few months, but that has not affected their friendship as the duo is often spotted hanging out with each other during their breaks. See pictures which prove that KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya are BFFs who love to dress stylishly. (All pictures courtesy Hardik Pandya Instagram and KL Rahul Instagram)
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