|Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya | Credit: Instagram|
Hardik and Krunal played local tournaments in the surrounding villages. He used to earn money by playing in it. At that time Hardik used to get Rs 400 in the local tournament and Krunal got Rs 500 for every match. He met his family’s needs with the match money.
The Pandya brothers (Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya) currently have assets worth crores. Apart from spreading his fire on the cricket field, he is also known for his luxurious lifestyle in his personal life. The watch that Hardik wears on his wrist costs around Rs 1.5 crore. However, it would be known to fewer people that at one time they did not even have the money to pay the EMI of their car. Banks do not take their cars anywhere, so they kept the car hidden from the eyes of those people for 2 years.
Some called him a pinch hitter, some a star all-rounder, and an acrobatic fielder, while some called him a rockstar. He has also become a victim of some people’s anger due to the Coffee with Karan episode. Yes, Hardik is well known for the name and fame of KK, but few would know the story of his struggle and hard work.
Hardik and Krunal were born into a wealthy family. His childhood was spent in Amiri. However, there came a time when his family lost all their wealth. For three years, he and his family were fascinated with money. Even saving 5-10 rupees for him was a big deal. He did not have the money to buy his cricket kit. He had to ask others for a loan kit during practice.
You will also be surprised to know what their diet was during that time. They used to eat Maggi in the morning and evening only. He kept his car hidden from bank personnel for almost 2 years, as he did not have the money to pay the EMI of the car loan. He feared that the bank would take the car from home after seeing the car. This was the reason that Hardik and Krunal started financially supporting the family in their teens.
Hardik and Krunal played local tournaments in the surrounding villages. He used to earn money by playing in it. At that time Hardik used to get Rs 400 in the local tournament and Krunal got Rs 500 for every match. He met his family’s needs with the match money. Prior to the Indian Premier League (IPL), the largest amount he received as a reward was Rs 30,000.
He received this money in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament. Both Hardik and Krunal received 30–30 thousand rupees. A few months later, he was bought by Mumbai Indians at an IPL auction and received a check of Rs 50 lakh. Both this money thought to surprise the father. He paid the EMI of the old car first with IPL money, then bought a new car for his father.