Hardik Pandya, India, Test Debut
Hardik Pandya made his Test debut on June 26, 2017 against Sri Lanka at Galle for Indi. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

On this day (July 27), the flamboyant Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium. An athletic who belongs from a small town in Gujarat was chuffed to don the white jersey for Team India.

However, he took to the microblogging website Instagram – to post his picture of a dream debut.


The introduction of Hardik Pandya:

Pandya is known for his charismatic and swagger qualities. From his appearance, he got mixed with the others members of the Indian Team for being compassionate about his work.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya made his Test debut against Sri Lanka. Photo Credit: Getty Images

The promising all-rounder from India made his Test in a terrific way. He got propelled into a significant platform following his decent show in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya played a crucial role for Mumbai to win the second title. Credits: BCCI.

But Pandya played a pivotal role in the triumph of Mumbai Indians (MI) to clinch the second title in IPL.

His national call:

The 24-year old from Baroda got a national call-in Test Cricket in 2016. However, he got included into the Indian for the home Test Series against England.

However, he got injured while practising in the net session while training at the PCA Stadium and he eventually left the squad.

Eventually, Hardik Pandya was named in the team that toured Sri Lanka in July 2017 to make his Test debut.

Hardik Pandya, Team India, South Africa
Hardik scored a maiden ton in the third match of his debut series
Photo Credit: BCCI.

In the third and final Test match of his debut series against Sri Lanka at Pallekele, Pandya scored his maiden Test ton. He set the record for becoming the first Indian batsman to score a ton just before the lunch.

Also, his Test figures since debuting against Sri Lanka:

Pandya also set the record for scoring the most number of runs in a single over of a Test innings for India, scoring 26 runs.

Till today, he has played seven Test Matches for Team India. At an average of 36.80, he has scored 368 runs. He has a ton under his belt besides having three half-centuries to his name.

From the bowling perspective, for India Hardik Pandya has taken seven wickets at an average of 36.71.

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