It is said that life is the biggest teacher. Many people have switched their jobs and professions due to several fortunate and unfortunate reasons. In this game of life, the only winner is the one who quickly adapts to the change. Something similar happened to a famous Punjabi cricketer-turned-singer.
Hardy Sandhu, the singer that rose to fame with his hit song ‘Oh Kudi Mainu Kehndi Naah’ had a stint as a cricketer as well. Sandhu is a well known face in the Punjabi cricket circuit who played as a right-handed batsman and as a fast-medium bowler. He has played three first-class matches and had a sterling record of 3/62 as a bowler.
Born as Harvinder Sandhu in Patiala, the cricketer had to say good bye to cricket in 2007 due to an injury. Sandhu said that every since childhood he wanted to become a cricketer. Sandhu revealed that he shortened his name because of his friends. He said that his friends come from all walks of life and for some of them the pronunciation of his original name ‘Harvinder’ was difficult.
However, Sandu made a switch to singing and his first song video ‘Naah’ was watched by 20 crore people in just 20 days. On YouTube, the video received two crore likes and has been viewed over 15 crore times till date. This video also featured Bigg Boss contestant Noah Fatehi who came back into limelight with this video.
Sandhu’s another song ‘Backbone’ has also become a huge hit and has over 17 crores views on YouTube. He has also acted in a Punjabi movie called ‘Yaaran Da Catch Up’ which became a hit in Punjab.