Manish Pandey, who will go down in history as the first Indian player to smash a century in the world's most profitable tournament, hit an unbeaten 114 off 73 deliveries to help the Royal Challengers Bangalore advance to the Indian Premier League's knockout stages in 2009. With the aforementioned hundred in South Africa, the teenager soared to prominence and was quickly identified as a possible limited-overs alternative for India.
Since then, Pandey has been a crucial cog in the Karnataka domestic machine. Pandey, a flamboyant middle-order stroke maker, ascended through the ranks after making his debut with Mysore in a state-level event. In 2008, he was scouted to play for India's Under-19 squad, which was led by Virat Kohli. In India's successful U-19 campaign, he wasn't particularly spectacular.
Despite this, he quickly established himself in domestic cricket with his quick hitting and stunning fielding, demonstrating that he was not a one-match wonder. In 2009-10, he had a breakout Ranji season, scoring 882 runs and finishing as the leading run-getter with four 100s and five 50s at an average of 63, demonstrating his consistency and thirst for runs. He had a remarkable, albeit heartbreaking, season finale when he came agonizingly close to leading Karnataka to victory over Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy final. Even though Karnataka lost by 6 runs in a final for the ages, his magnificent 144 in the fourth innings was bathed in grit and spirit and was imprinted in the selectors' minds.
Pandey had a match where he couldn't be kept out of the action, and he put on a one-man show with only one other batsman reaching the 50-run mark. Pandey also made a spectacular grab to remove Abhishek Nayar, which went viral on social media. In the context of the game, it was a crucial wicket, and it made the selectors sit up and take notice of a young kid who had shown excellent big-match temperament. Surely, a call-up to India was on the cards.
In early 2010, he was selected in the Board President's XI to play against a touring South African team, scoring a fluent 43, but he then dropped off the national radar for a spell. In the 2013-14 Ranji season, Pandey was back to his domestic antics, scoring the second most runs for his team.
Rahul Dravid is Pandey's role model, and the youngster has stated that he is obliged to and inspired by the veteran player. Pandey's batting, on the other hand, is more flamboyant, with his characteristic shot, the swat-flick, which he employs effectively while slogging and rotating the strike.
However, with the 2015 Cricket World Cup just around the corner and a stable batting order, India rejected the desire to experiment with fresh players, opting to stick with the same lineup, ruling out marginal players like Manish Pandey.
However, following India's dismal title defense, the team began to put their bench strength to the test, and Manish made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in mid-2015. He made the most of his chance, scoring 71 runs in his first innings. Despite this, his match-winning 104* against Australia at the (SCG) in January 2016 catapulted him into prominence. He had made a statement that he had the temperament for the big stage, even at the international level, and he had made the world sit up and take notice of him.
Manish Pandey is a right-handed floating hitter who can bat anywhere in the top-order or middle-order. He was first selected for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL's first season, but he struggled with the bat and was subsequently released by the franchise and signed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2009 season. Pandey made history for the RCB, making the first IPL century by an Indian in the 2009 edition of the league in South Africa. By the 2010 season, he had been retained by the franchise, but he was released the next season after failing to deliver any noteworthy performances.
Manish Pandey was scooped up by the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 after three quiet seasons with the massively unsuccessful Pune Warriors India. He picked the best time to turn in a match-winning effort in the tournament final. He surpassed Saha's century in the final, defeating the Punjab franchise and guiding them to their first title. Pandey battled for consistency once more, and was released by the Knight Riders in 2018, only to be signed by the Sunrisers the following year.
Manish Pandey Height and Physical Appearance
- Height: 5’8”
- Weight: 62 kilograms
- Eye colour: Black
- Hair colour: Black
Manish Pandey Family
Born on 10th September 1989 in Nainital, Uttarakhand, Manish Pandey age is 31. An Indian Army Officer, GS Pandey, is Manish Pandey Father. Manish Pandey mother
is Tara Pandey. He has a sister too, Anita Pandey.
Ashrita Shetty is Manish Pandey Wife
. Manish Pandey has made headlines for his on-field accomplishments, but he has also made headlines for his personal life. On December 2, 2019, the cricketer married Tamil actress Ashrita Shetty in Mumbai. Ashrita Shetty, Manish Pandey's wife, was born on July 16, 1993. Ashrita Shetty is currently 27 years old. The actor is also known for winning the 2010 beauty contest "Clean & Clear Fresh Face."
Ashrita made her cinematic debut in 2012 with Telikeda Bolli, a Tulu film that did not do well at the box office. Indrajith (2017), Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum (2014), Telikeda Bolli (2012), and Naan Thaan Siva (2012) are some of her most well-known flicks (unreleased). Prior to acting in films, Ashrita Shetty appeared in a number of television ads.
Manish Pandey Net Worth
As of 2020, Manish Pandey's net worth is believed to be at 36 crore (US$5 million). Manish Pandey's net worth includes his earnings as an active cricket player from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The BCCI currently pays him 1 crore per year on a Grade C contract. His net worth also includes earnings from endorsement relationships with companies such as Gray-Nicholls and Gillette. During the IPL, the 31-year-old also appears in many brand advertising efforts alongside his SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) teammates.
The SRH franchise kept the right-handed batter during the IPL 2020 trading and transfer window. Manish Pandey's IPL salary for the 2020 season is 11 crore (US$1.5 million), according to the contract. Manish Pandey's IPL pay suggests that he is SRH's second highest-paid cricketer behind skipper David Warner.
Manish Pandey Records
- The first Indian player to score a century in the IPL. In the 2009 IPL semi-final, he hit 114 off 73 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Deccan Chargers.
- With 882 runs in the 2009-10 Ranji Trophy, he was the leading run scorer.