Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya's road from a local cricketer to a world-class all-rounder has been phenomenal and has inspired many young cricketers in the country. Born in Baroda, Hardik Pandya along with his brother Krunal Pandya were trained in the game in the city and represented domestic clubs before getting the opportunity to perform on the big stage. Hardik Pandya's career for the Men in Blue began after his stellar performance for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and his vital role in Baroda winning the domestic trophy in 2013. Ever since his inclusion in the national team, Hardik Pandya has gone on to become one of India's best all-rounders in recent years.
In India, lakhs of youngsters dream to be successful cricketers and represent the country. Hardik Pandya was one such youngster whose dream has come true. Hardik Pandya shared an old picture of himself travelling in a truck to play local matches. Sharing the picture on Twitter, Hardik Pandya said that those days had taught him a lot and that he had a memorable trip so far. Hardik Pandya expressed his love for cricket and said that dreams do come true. Here's the picture posted by Hardik Pandya on the micro-blogging site:
#Throwback To those days when I would travel in a truck to play local matches which has taught me so much 🙏🏾— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) September 20, 2019
It’s been an amazing journey so far 🇮🇳
Hell yes I love this sport! #DreamsDoComeTrue pic.twitter.com/nHaIG65S1s
Hardik Pandya had last played for India in the semi-final of World Cup 2019 against New Zealand where he had lost his wicket after he was well-set in the middle as India were reduced to 92/6 in their run-chase of 240. During his break, Hardik was seen synchronizing the tunes of the famous Tamil song 'Why This Kolaveri Di?' along with elder brother Krunal Pandya. Hardik and Krunal were then seen driving a Lamborghini Huracan Evo in Mumbai. The all-rounder also congratulated his teammates on completing a series sweep during the tour of the West Indies.
Hardik Pandya had a long break after India's heartbreaking World Cup semi-final exit. But now, he is back in business as he had not only hit the nets but was also seen sweating in the nets as the 25-year-old was preparing for the T20I series against South Africa where he has been named in the squad and India will be hoping for some incredible performances from the youngster with the bat, ball and on the field. A video of Hardik Pandya was posted where he is seen batting aggressively in the nets. At the same time, the all-rounder can also be seen Mahendra Singh Dhoni's signature helicopter shot. The video of this net session was posted by Hardik Pandya on social media where he wrote that his solid session in the nets had started and that he could not wait to join up with the boys.