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Manish K. Pandey is an Indian international cricketer. He is primarily a right-handed middle-order batsman representing the Karnataka state in the domestic cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He is one of the first Indian players to score a century in the world’s most lucrative league, an unbeaten 114 off 73 deliveries to push the Royal Challengers Bangalore into the knockouts of the 2009 edition of the IPL.

 

Manish Pandey 
Bio/Wiki
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman)
Known ForBeing the first Indian player to score a century in the Indian Premier League (IPL)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- On 14 July 2015 vs Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe
T20- On 17 July 2015 vs Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe
IPL: On 29 April 2008 vs Delhi Capitals at Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Jersey Number#9 (India)
#51 (IPL)
Domestic/State Team• Karnataka
• Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Coach/MentorJ. Arunkumar
Batting StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium
Favourite ShotHalf-sweep-half-flick shot
Records (main ones)• First Indian player to score an IPL century. He scored 114 off 73 balls against Deccan Chargers for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2009 IPL semi-final.
• Top scorer in the 2009-10 Ranji Trophy with 882 runs.
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 September 1989 (Sunday)
Age (as in 2019)30 Years
BirthplaceNainital, Uttarakhand
Zodiac signVirgo
NationalityIndian
HometownNainital, Uttarakhand
SchoolKendriya Vidyalaya ASC Centre, Bengaluru [1]
College/UniversityJain University, Bengaluru, Karnataka [2]
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesListening to Music and Doing Adventure Sports
Tattoo(s)• Tribal tattoo on his upper back
• New Zealand based Maori tribe's tattoo on his left shoulder
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date2019-12-02 00:00:00
Family
Wife/SpouseAshrita Shetty (Model and Actress)
ChildrenNone
ParentsFather- G. S. Pandey (Indian Army Officer)
Mother- Tara Pandey
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Anita Pandey
Favourite Things
Cricketer(s)Batsman- Rahul Dravid, AB de Villiers
Bowler- Morne Morkel
FoodPrawns, Chicken Biryani, Masala puri, and Pani puri
Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan
ActressPriyamani
BandColdplay
Book"Every Second Counts" by Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins

Some Lesser Known Facts About Manish Pandey

  • Manish Pandey is an Indian cricketer. He shot to fame after becoming the first Indian to score a century in the IPL, and he achieved this feat while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the semi-finals of the 2009 IPL against Deccan Chargers.
  • Pandey started playing cricket when he was in the 3rd standard.
  • Like his father, he wanted to join the Indian Army.
  • When he was 15 years old, he moved to Bengaluru with his family. His father, who was in the Indian army, was transferred a few years later to Rajasthan. However, Manish decided to stay back and pursue cricket in Bengaluru.
  • He started his career by playing for Mysore in a state-level tournament.
  • His career took off when he was selected for India’s under-19 team for the U-19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. India won the U-19 World Cup against South Africa.
  • During the 2009-10 Ranji Trophy, he was the highest scorer with 882 runs, which included five 50’s and four 100’s.
  • He considers Rahul Dravid as his role model. Once, in an interview, Pandey said that he was indebted and inspired by Dravid.
  • He was the Man of the Match in the finals of the 2014 IPL (Season 7) for his score of 94 for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against Kings XI Punjab.
  • Pandey represents the Mysuru Warriors in the Karnataka Premier League (KPL). In 2014, he led them to win the title.
  • On 14 July 2015, he made his one day international (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe. He scored 71 runs, and he was involved in a match-winning 144 runs partnership with Kedhar Jadhav for the fifth wicket.
  • On 6 September 2017, he scored his first international T20 fifty with Virat Kohli against Sri Lanka. The two of them had a 119-runs partnership for the third wicket, which was a record in T20 International.
  • He is known for his unique half-sweep-half-flick shot. He starts this shot by going for a sweep, but then he stretches his bat towards the ball and flicks it.

 

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