Hardik Pandya shared pictures of his childhood with his brother Krunal Pandya. The throwback pictures were shared by the Indian all-rounder on his Instagram profile.
In pic: Hardik Pandya shared this picture of himself on the left and his brother on the right, and captioned, "Oh Jeez! Can't Remeber this picture."
Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya were born in Surat, Gujarat.
In pic: A tiny little Hardik Pandya looks a little grumpy in this picture. He captioned it, "not so happy"
Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya's father Himanshu Pandya ran a small car finance business in Surat which he shut down and, shifted to Baroda when Hardik was five, in order to facilitate his sons with better cricket training facilities during their growing up years.
In pic: Hardik Pandya looks like he was a momma's boy right from his childhood, where as Krunal Pandya was daddy's favourite kid. Hardik captioned this picture, "now and then"
Himanshu Pandya enrolled Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya into Kiran More's cricket academy in Baroda.
In pic: A cute little Hardik Pandya clinging on to papa bear Himanshu Pandya. He captioned, "The boss man who started my journey called life, happy Father’s Day, my hero."
Financially weak, the Pandya family lived in a rented apartment, with the brothers using a second-hand car to travel to the cricket ground.
In pic: Hardik Pandya shared this picture from his teenage days. He looks dapper in brown trousers and a black t-shirt.
According to Hardik Pandya's father, Hardik was a leg spinner until the age of 18 and turned to fast bowling at the insistence of his Baroda coach.
In pic: Classy little Pandya! Hardik shared this picture from his teens where he is wearing a shirt and trousers. He also had a glass in his hand, he wrote, "#no #to #drinking #bethebestinyou #lol"
Hardik Pandya is one of the biggest match winners for India in the ongoing World Cup 2019.
Hardik Pandya used to love clicking selfies from his apartment's terrace. He captioned this picture, "You are never to old to dream again !! #dream#big#bethebestinyo"
Hardik Pandya has been unstoppable with both the bat and the ball for India in the World Cup 2019 league stage.
Another terrace selfie by Hardik Pandya. He is looking smug here with a pair of black shades on. He wrote, #swagger#evening#picture#random#bethebestinyou (sic)
In the all-important semi-final against New Zealand, a big-hitting Hardik Pandya will be crucial to take India over the 300 mark and also will be responsible to take vital wickets for India.
Hardik Pandya looking like a smart security agent in his pair of Oakley shades. He captioned, "#Ockleys#they#are#best glares freak I am"
Hardik Pandya chilling in his new car from back in the day. He captioned, "#Mumbai #bandra #sealing #drive #instapic #memories #bethebestinyou"
Hardik Pandya posted this picture while on a drive. He hashtagged this picture, "#family #ride #instapic #instaclick #good #times #weekend #love #life"
Hardik Pandya was always fashionable with his haircuts. He used to set the trend in his younger days. Hardik captioned, "#movie #time #rayben #queen #friends#
Gully boy Hardik Pandya looks like a complete rapper in this picture. He captioned, "#Instapic #instagram #instalike #yo #cap #oberoi #Mumbai #triden #swagger#selfie"
The secret to Hardik Pandya's lean and muscular body is that he started working out when he was very young. Doesn't he look like Bruce Lee in this picture? Pandya wrote, "More you sweat more success you !! #gym#freak"
Hardik Pandya posted this picture with brother Krunal Pandya right before one of India's Under 19 tours. Hardik wrote, "Best of luck brother for Sri Lanka tour :)"
And this is how the Pandya brothers look now! Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya are mainstays of the Indian cricket setup and are now regarded as two fine cricketers in the country.
India's stylish all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who recently underwent surgery for his lower back, celebrates his 26th birthday today. Hardik Pandya's cricketer-brother Krunal is quite dear to him. On Hardik's birthday, we take a look at the Pandya brothers' childhood pictures that give a sense of their down to earth upbringing and their resilience to achieve great feats in Indian cricket right from a small age. (Pics/ Hardik Pandya Instagram)
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