Singer Harrdy Sandhu has had an incredible journey, and this is even before he makes his acting debut with the upcoming sports drama movie 83. Harrdy is now a successful music artist, and has additionally worked as a cab driver in Australia. In any case, did you know that he played for the India under-19 cricket team, and was on target to play professionally until his career was deviated by an injury.
On December 24, Harrdy Sandhu will show up as Madan Lal in his debut film 83, and it is directed by Kabir Khan. The film features the event of the 1983 cricket World Cup, which was won by the Indian team led by Kapil Dev as a captain. Ranveer Singh will be seen playing the former captain in the film.
He said, “I played for around 10 years. I have played for the U-19 cricket team with Shikhar Dhawan. He was my roommate, and I have also played with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma. But in 2006, I had an elbow injury. I was a fast bowler and the injury was on my right arm,” he told The Times of India in 2018. Harrdy decided to go to Australia, where he worked as a cab driver while contemplating settling there for good. “During that time, IPL had started and all those who were junior to me, unka bhi selection ho gaya (they were selected). I felt really bad. I could have easily played in IPL,”
Subsequent to getting back to India in the year 2009, Harrdy has met the former physio for the Sri Lankan team. In the year 2020 he said, “I started training and got back into the team playing the Ranji Trophy. But three days before the match, I received the same injury.” This has led him to a downhill spiral, and Harrdy wouldn’t leave his home for a really long time.
He further added, “In 2010, I started learning music again and continued learning till 2011. I finally came up with my first album in 2012. Sometimes I do regret not being able to play for India because my coaches also felt that I could play for India. I had the potential, but it was all destiny.”
In 2013, he released his superhit song, Soch. Furthermore, there has been no looking back since then. Harrdy has released his hit singles like Naah, Titliaan, Backbone, and his most recent hit, Bijlee.