The story of India’s ace all-rounder Hardik Pandya is very much inspiring and motivating. From living in a very small apartment located in Baroda to now having luxurious property in Mumbai, he has surely achieved a lot in his life. With his skills and talent, not only Hardik Pandya got Fame but also he made his entire nation proud. In the last few years, he remained at his sheer best in playing the role of perfect finisher for India. Recently, Pandya opened up on various aspects of his life and spoke a lot about the drastic changes that happened in this life over the years.
From all his childhood struggles to growing big in life, his father’s role in their development, and much more about him is what we find to know about. Pandya was also seen speaking about the huge amount of money that is being offered in the IPL auction. You also opened up about the reasons that affect the players’ lives and the changes that take place after they get into a contract in the IPL.
On being asked, ‘With all the money on offer in the IPL, do you think it can be a distraction for the players, who might start thinking they deserve a certain amount at auctions?’ Hardik Pandya replied, “You need a strong head to understand what is happening. I and Krunal were very strong-headed, so we were able to accept the fact that money is there, but we make sure we never lift a foot off the ground. It might come across like I am flying and all that, but I know at the end of the day, my foot is always on the ground. Money is good, bro. It changes a lot of things. I am one of those examples. Otherwise, I would be working at a petrol pump. I am not joking. For me, my family was the priority, to make sure my family has a good life.”
Pandya also expresses his views on the fact, how money is extremely important for pushing a player to do well in cricket. When a huge amount of money is offered to the players, players get passionate and tend to perform their best. It is also true that the amount changes the life of their families and many people won’t be even playing cricket if there is not so much money involved, said Pandya.
“In 2019 I had a conversation with someone who was saying, money should not be there for “you all young guys”. I disagreed. When a guy from a village or a small town gets a big contract, he does not keep it for himself, he is looking after his parents, he is looking after his relatives. Money makes the difference. And it gives motivation as well. There is a misconception that people should not talk about money. I don’t believe in that, because you are passionate about sport and money matters as well. I do not know how many people will play cricket if money is not there,” Hardik Pandya added.