Hardik Pandya is one of the best all-rounders in the world at present. The swashbuckling Gujarat cricketer has had a meteoric rise in the world of cricket and from an unknown prospect who was signed by the Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Hardik has gone on to become a household name in the world of cricket.
Hardik first garnered attention when he played a crucial role in Baroda lifting the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2013-14. Soon, he was picked up by MI in 2015 where he made his name known to the world with his quick-fire knocks. Very soon, the national team call up came his way and he made his debut in early 2016 in T20Is.
Within a few years, Hardik established himself as one of the vital cogs in India’s wheels across all formats. However, injury issues with his back meant that he had to take a break from bowling and miss quite a few matches for India. These issues have now seen him drop out of the Test squad, but once he gets back to full fitness, he is expected to return.
As Hardik excels on the field, his life off the field too has been blissful. The star all-rounder got engaged to Natasa Stankovic in 2020 and is enjoying a happy life. The duo appears to be enjoying their life and has also been blessed with a baby boy.
Who is Hardik Pandya’s wife Natasa Stankovic?
Natasa Stankovic is a Serbia born model, director, producer, dancer and actress, currently working in Bollywood. Natasa made her debut in Bollywood with Satyagraha directed by Prakash Jha in 2013. She gained popularity when she appeared in season 8 of the reality show Bigg Boss where she was in the house for a month.
Before her Bollywood debut, Natasa worked as a model for brands like Philips, Cadbury, Tetley, J Hampstead, and Johnson & Johnson. The Serbian born has featured in numerous Bollywood films and also featured in season 9 of the dance reality television series Nach Baliye alongside fellow actor Aly Goni.
How Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic met?
Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic met at a nightclub in Mumbai. The duo became really good friends and Natasa stood by her friend during the tough phase when Pandya suffered the backlash for his controversial comments on Karan Johar’s chat show, Koffee With Karan.
As Hardik and Natasa spent time together, their friendship turned into love. The stylish cricketer got engaged with Natasa in Dubai on a speedboat. With romantic music playing in the background, it was a filmy setup as Hardik presented the ring to his lady love. The couple announced their marriage later that year.
The couple has been leading a great life ever since having been blessed with a baby boy on 30 July 2020. Hardik and Natasa have named their baby boy named Agastya. Hailed as one of the most adorable couples in the cricketing fraternity, the power couple appear to be a match made in heaven right from the very start.