“I won’t mind staying with the team for Tests,” says Hardik Pandya.
Hardik Pandya after successful instincts in the white ball series against Australia will head back home. Pandya was seen saying, “he won’t mind staying with the team for Test leg against Australia starting December 17” but after the final match, he confirmed he will head back to India.
Pandya recently came back from his injury. He underwent back surgery in October 2019 in London. He is yet to be considered for bowling as he is still not confident about his injury.
However, in contrast to this, he was seen bowling a few overs in the 2nd One Day Internationals against Australia. Since then he hasn’t bowled.
The dashing all-rounder batted really well throughout the whole white ball series. He was in a disastrous form in the recently concluded games.
Pandya after two days confirmed that he will be returning home.
It is management’s call on his stay, says Pandya:
“I think I should go back home and spend some time with my family. I have been away from my child for four months, so I would love to spend some good time with the family right now,” Hardik after 3rd T20I.
“Maybe in the coming days. I don’t know, maybe,” he added.
Pandya earlier was asked about his stay with the team for the Test series, he said,” Test game is a different ball game, I think I need to be, I mean I don’t mind staying back with the team but at the end of the day its management who decides.”
Hardik Pandya was awarded “Man of the Series” for his brilliant form whit the bat.
“I am quite happy and would not mind receiving the “Man of the Series” award. But it was the team effort which won us the series.”
“After the loss in the second ODI, we decided that we will consider it as the four-game series. We were hoping we will manage to win three out of four and we got it right.”
India after losing two back-to-back ODI games fought back brilliantly to win three games in a trot. Men in Blues took the T20I series 2-1 while Australia bagged the ODI series by the same margin.
Pandya was in and out of the team for most of 2019. He went through his back surgery and was expected to be out of the game for almost 4-5 months. But it took him 1 year to get back to normal to compete in the International games.
It is yet to be seen when he will bowl confidently in International cricket. However, after this series, he will surely try to get going with the ball too.