Blog By mariam | 26-07-19
Salman Khan Is All Set To Become Mama For The Second Time
Most of us know about the YouTube show “Breakfast with Champions”. You don't? Breakfast with Champions is a YouTube show which showcases celebrities. It generally focuses on sports celebrities.
These celebrities come up on these shows and share secrets that they have never shared before. This time the guest was Hardik Pandya.
On the show he shared many life secrets that none of his fans knew. One of those secrets is that he could not pay his car's EMI. Hardik Pandya was born in a poor family. He and his brother Krunal could barely afford a single meal. In fact, former Indian Cricketer Kiran More refused to charge any fees to coach them for the first 3 years.
Life changed for him when he finally made an appearance in IPL in 2015. But life before IPL was not nearly as good. His financial difficulties began when his father suffered two heart attacks in one night.
They had bought a car but there were no savings. “We used to get Rs 40,000 per year (read month) but they would cut Rs 4,000 TDS. Whatever we would earn would go in EMIs. We had a monthly EMI of Rs 10,000 for the car alone," said the cricketer.
“We used to go to different villages to play. Krunal used to get more money — he would get Rs 500 for a match and I made Rs 400. But we would always travel in the car… nothing is bigger in life than self-respect. We would go to a petrol pump and buy two litres of petrol in bottles. We would stop a little ahead of the petrol pump. The second bottle would serve as back-up, so that we can at least get back home. We cannot empty both the bottles in one go, as we would never know how long it would last."
Today he has the ability to gift a car to his father on his own.
“God is kind. My first year, we won the IPL and then I got a cheque of Rs 50 lakhs. From there, I got a car for free and I bought a new car as well. Imagine, three months back we were struggling and fighting for money and within three months I have Rs 50-60 lakhs in my pocket. It was all about saving at that time,”