Manish Pandey is an Indian international cricketer. He is primarily a right-handed middle-order batsman representing Karnataka in domestic cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. He became the first Indian player to score a century when he played as an opening batsman for his former IPL team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In pic: Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan
Manish Pandey started playing cricket when he was in the third standard. He did his schooling in Kendriya Vidyalaya ASC Centre, Bangalore and later joined the Karnataka State Cricket Association. Manish was a member of the Indian team during the 2008 Under-19 World Cup held in Malaysia that India won. He was selected for the Mumbai Indians' squad in the 2008 season of the Indian Premier League. Later, he was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2014. He was the man of the match in the final of the IPL 2014, helping KKR clinch the trophy, with a title-winning knock of 94
In pic: Manish Pandey dancing with Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan as Suhana Khan looks on mesmerised
Manish Pandey made his One Day International (ODI) debut for India against Zimbabwe on 14 July, 2015. He had a successful debut by notching up a 144-run partnership with middle-order batter Kedar Jadhav. Manish Pandey joined Kedar Jadhav when India was struggling at 82 for 4 wickets and made his maiden half-century, before being dismissed for 71 runs. He was then selected in the ODI squad for the Australia tour in January 2016. In the final ODI of the 2016 series against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, he played a heroic knock of 104 to help India win the match
In pic: Manish Pandey having a fun moment with Robin Uthappa
While Manish Pandey was playing for India on tour to South Africa in February 2018, there was a controversy that had erupted between himself and MS Dhoni during the second T20. In the midst of a brilliant 98-run stand between the two during India's batting, Dhoni lost his cool on Manish Pandey and shouted in hindi, "“Oyee.. Bhootni ke, Idhar dekh le, bole they na idhar dekhne, udhar kya dekh raha hai.. Main Idhar khada hu na Batting Kar Raha.” (Hey, where are you looking? Look here, why are you looking there… I am standing at batting end). The expletives were caught on the stump microphone and went viral on social media
Manish Pandey loves hanging out with his friends and posting pictures on Instagram. Here he is spotted chilling with a couple of his mates, he captioned, "Would have been less fun without you'll :)"
This picture shows a younger Manish Pandey soaking in the sunset. He captioned, "#beach #sky #sun :)"
Manish Pandey is one fit lad and that is evident by this picture which he posted on India's Independence Day. He wished all of his 5,95,000 followers on Instagram a happy Independence day in 2014
Manish Pandey loves simple vacations with his friends, here he is spotted getting drenched under a water faall, but wait, is that a cigerrette in his mouth?
Manish Pandey loves to hang out at popular pubs with his friends, although due to his strict diet and training he does not touch alcohol. He hashtagged, "#TGIF #NoDrinks"
In pic: Manish Pandey with a couple of his buddies
Manish Pandey is nicknamed as Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan's name in the movie Dabangg) bu his team-mates and friends. He is also called as Pandu by his closest friends
Manish Pandey shared this fun image on his birthday in 2015. Looks like he has been slobbered with eggs and ketchup in the celebrations, he captioned, "Thankyou guys:) this was a special one"
Manish Pandey shared this picture on Instagram, where he is pictured with Karun Nair, prepping up to represent Karnataka in a Ranji Trophy game
Former Kolkata Knight Riders boys Manish Pandey with Gautam Gambhir. Both looking uber cool in trendy urban wear
Manish Pandey posted this picture in January, 2017, while playing a series for India. He wrote, "First of this year, Great one day series for india,looking forward for the t20's"
Manish Pandey shared this picture on his arrival at Guwahati for a cricket match, he captioned, "This is how Guwahati welcomes their guests, beautiful weather beautiful place"
Manish Pandey posted this picture, where he is seen dancing with a friend, he captioned, "Finishing the season on a high, congratulations brother may God bless you both! Once in a life time opportunity #stuckforlife"
Manish Pandey is spotted with India spinner Kuldeep Yadav in this picture. The friendship and camaraderie the duo shares is well know in cricketing circles
Manish Pandey has made his mark on the IPL with some of his match-winning innings in crucial match situations. What we did not know was Manish Pandey likes to dress to kill when he is off-the-field. We have pictures (pictures courtesy/ Manish Pandey Instagram)
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