India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is one of the most sought-after names in the world of cricket. Fans love to see the dynamic cricketer winning games on his own. Along with the cricket field, Pandya maintains a great reputation and fan following on social media and his new achievement is a testament to that. The Indian cricketer has achieved a unique feat and has left behind several big names not just in the world of cricket but sports.
As Pandya now has 25 million followers on Instagram, he has become the youngest cricketer in the world to reach that milestone. Interestingly, Hardik has more Instagram followers than some global stars like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Max Verstappen and Erling Haaland (Source: Instagram) which just proves the fan following Pandya possesses. The cricketer also expressed gratitude after achieving this unique feat. “Thank you to all my fans for the love. Each one of my fans is special to me and I would like to thank them for the love and support they have given me over all these years,” said Pandya.
Notably, Hardik’s fan following has grown over the years with his rise in Indian cricket. Having debuted under Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Pandya himself has become a calm and composed captain.
The Baroda cricketer led Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Gujarat Titans to their maiden title in their debut season, making him the second captain to do so. This impressive show secured Pandya a captaincy stint with the Indian team and now he is the T20I captain of the national team.