Following his successful stint with Mumbai Indians (MI), Pandya got his maiden national call-up on January 26, 2016, against Australia. Since then, the 29-year-old has made his mark in international cricket and was immediately hailed as Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s replacement in the Indian side. His career, so far, has been filled with massive highs and lows, recurring back injuries and inability to bowl sidelined him from the national selection. Pandya made his comeback on the national side after he overcame his injuries, became captain of Gujarat Titans (GT) and won the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. In the past three-four months, he has been highly effective with the bat and handy with the ball.
In the ODIs, the player from Baroda scored 1,386 runs in 62 games and he amassed 989 runs in the shortest format of the game. With his flamboyant nature on the field, the young cricketer was bound to do well off the pitch in the commercial field. On the explosive cricketer’s special day, let’s have a look at his endorsements, investments, net worth and charity:
Pandya is one of the most popular cricketers, he is the third most followed cricketer on social media after Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. A player of such elite skillset along with being excessive popular among the masses has gotten him in touch with several renowned brands.
In one of the most recent developments, Pandya was signed as the brand ambassador by the men’s lifestyle brand, Villain.
In the previous year, the all-rounder was roped in by muvin as the new brand ambassador.
The multiple-time IPL winner’s esteemed brand endorsement portfolio also consists of brands like boAt, Taco Bell, Neeman’s, Sin Denim, Britannia, Dream11, Monster Energy Drink, Oppo Mobiles, and Gulf Oil India.
The younger Pandya brother has made investments in the India-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, LenDenClub and the online skill-based auction platform, Bidzapp.
As of 2022, Pandya’s net worth is reported to be INR 77 crore. His massive net worth is attributed to his contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), IPL salary, endorsements and other commercial ventures. Pandya receives INR 1 crore annually from his contract with the BCCI and INR 15 crore per season from his IPL stint.
Pandya’s garage collection is the dream of every automobile lover, the all-rounder owns expensive and exotic cars – Lamborghini Huracan EVO, Audi A6, Range Rover Vogue, Jeep Compass, Rolls Royce and Mercedes G-wagon.
In May 2021, Hardik along with his brother Krunal Pandya donated 200 oxygen concentrators to help the rural areas of the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.