I would be working at a petrol pump if there was no money in cricket – Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya, the India all-rounder, has come a long way in his career. From living in a small house to owning properties, he has changed his life. In the last few years, he has become an important of Team India across formats.

He recently opened up on his childhood and the importance of money in life. The right-handed batter also revealed that he has remained grounded despite earning a lot of money. “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,” said Pandya as quoted by Cricket Monthly.

According to him, money pushes a cricketer to perform well for his team at any level. “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,” he added.