Manish Pandey (born 10 September 1989) is an Indian right-handed middle-order batsman representing Karnataka in domestic cricket and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also played as an opening batsman for his former IPL team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Some Interesting Facts which you must to know about Manish Pandey
1.) Born in Nainital, Manish Pandey came to Bangalore with his family at the age of 15. His father was employed with the Indian Army. When his father was transferred to Rajasthan a few years later, the right-hander decided to stay back to pursue a career in cricket.
2.) Manish has represented Karnataka at Under-17 and Under-19 level. He was also a part of India’s U-19 World Cup team in Malaysia in 2008.
3.) Manish first rose to fame when playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he became the first Indian cricketer to score a hundred in IPL. In 2009, opening the innings, Pandey hammered an unbeaten 114 runs off 73 deliveries against Deccan Chargers to propel Bangalore into the semi-finals.
4.) Manish was the man of match in the finals of IPL 7 (2014) with a match winning innings of 94 for Kolkata Knight Riders against Kings XI Punjab. This was after the Kings made a huge score of 200.
5.) He is a naturally gifted batsman. His batting is more about timing and picking out gaps, he can also hit big sixes if needed. His trademark shot is the sweep-flick, which he uses to good effect to pierce the infield when spinners are operating.
6.) His role model is Rahul Dravid and the youngster has gone on record saying that he feels much indebted and inspired by the senior batsman. Though his batting contains more flourish than his idol.