Manish Pandey Biography
Born in one of the most popular hill stations in the Indian state of Uttrakhand, Manish Krishnanand Pandey is a right-handed middle-order batsman who represented Karnataka state in the domestic cricket in India.
He is the first Indian cricketer to score a century in the Indian Premier League 2009 season. He is felicitated with Madhavrao Scindia Award for most runs in Ranji Trophy in the 2009-10 season.
Pandey picked a cricket bat when he was in grade three. He ardently practised cricket throughout his childhood and excelled on the cricket field during his school days.
He was part of the Under-19 Indian cricket team in the year 2008 when India pulled off the World Cup title in the tournament held in Malaysia.
Pandey made his international debut in the year 2015, when he was featured on the Indian team for the ODI series against Zimbabwe.
His debut in the Indian team was victorious as he recorded 144-run partnership with Kedar Jadhav. He scored his maiden half-century in this match.
Soon, he was selected in the ODI squad for the Australia Tour.
Rise to glory
In the year 2016, as Pandey became the part of the Indian ODI squad for the Australia Tour, he played a match-winning inning at the Sydney Cricket Ground where he scored 104 runs and aided India to win their only match of the series.
He was felicitated with the Man of the Match award for the same.
Pandey played as a batsman in the Karnataka state team. From 2014 to 2017, he was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. Initially, he played for Mumbai Indians in the opening season of IPL.
He was the opening batsmen for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (2009-10) and was also a part of the Pune Warriors India (2011-13).
In the IPL 2018, Pandey will represent the Sunrisers Hyderabad.