Asia Cup 2022:Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya was the top performer for India. reveals his success mantra after taking India to a thrilling win over Pakistan
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is hopeful of returning to international cricket around February 2020, midway through India’s scheduled tour of New Zealand. As per his current rehabilitation program, the 26-year-old is optimisitic that he can get back to international action early next year, play a full season of the IPL as he builds up to peak operating capacity by the time the T20 World Cup rolls around. He revealed that in lieu of the impending assignments, it was imperative for him to take the surgical option at the earliest and hopefully draw a line under an injury he’s had to manage for nearly five years now.
“It is very important that you don’t rush. If your body is not ready and force yourself to come back right now, without being prepared, you might break down again,” Pandya said. “So that is the thing why people call for patience. Injuries are not easy, but being patient is important.” After the contest, Hardik was asked whether he sees himself as a permanent Team India captain, to which the all-rounder responded positively and expressed his intentions to lead India.
Hardik scored a 16-ball 28 in Team India’s massive total of 188/7 after batting first, with Shreyas Iyer (64) being the top scorer for the tourists. In reply, West Indies were bundled out for a mere 100 as Hardik completed his third win as India captain. Pandya was then appointed as skipper for the first time in the Ireland series, where the Men in Blue registered a clean sweep. He was once again appointed as the stand-in skipper of India in the recently-concluded fifth and final T20I against West Indies on Sunday.
Gujarat Titans (GT) – the newly added Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise – has been super impressive with their consistent show in the ongoing IPL 2022. The Hardik Pandya-led side are currently leading the points table with eight victories out of nine matches. But what is the reason behind GT’s splendid run in the 10-team competition? Well, skipper Hardik has himself revealed the ‘success mantra’ that has driven Gujarat to become the table-toppers.
Star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is all set to start a new innings in the upcoming 2022 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Pandya, who was recently released by Mumbai Indians (MI), will be leading the newly formed Ahmedabad franchise in the fifteenth edition of the cash-rich league. On Tuesday, Pandya shared his thoughts on whether he will bowl in the upcoming season. The all-rounder said it’s a surprise for everyone before adding that his team knows about his current status
Hardik Pandya lauded debutant Shivam Mavi for his exceptional outing
Pandya was impressive with the new ball as well, getting the ball to hoop around considerably to trouble the Lankan batters. The mercurial all-rounder was all praise for debutant Shivam Mavi, who scalped a four-for in a memorable outing for the Men in Blue at the Wankhede.
“I have seen him (Mavi) bowl well in the IPL and I know what are his strengths, just back yourself and don’t worry about getting hit. If the same situation is there then yes, I have worked on my swing bowling and I have worked on that (inswinger), I am bowling in nets and I like bowling with the new ball,” Considering his injuries and workload, Pandya played in the second half of IPL 2021 and the T20 World Cup for the Indian side just as a specialised batter. However, the 28-year-old cleared the air regarding his fitness, stating he still wants to contribute with the ball and not just looking to become a batter. he added
When I decided I will just bat, I wanted to spend some time on the ground. We all love challenges, and I love to fight it out. Criticism is good, and it doesn’t really bother me. For me, results do matter, but I work hard for the process.” However, the 28-year-old cleared the air regarding his fitness, stating he still wants to contribute with the ball and not just looking to become a batter.
“Now captaincy on the field can be a different thing. To read moments, win moments and strategize, you have to be sharp, and I think Hardik has all ingredients to be a good captain. “It is very important that you don’t rush. If your body is not ready and force yourself to come back right now, without being prepared, you might break down again,” Pandya said. “So that is the thing why people call for patience. Injuries are not easy, but being patient is important.” The hardest part is to inspire, talk and manage his players in a group together to play with a vision and the rest will come with experience, captaining in close games,” the former cricketer added.
“I’ve always realised that as an all-rounder, I give a lot of different options to the team. I’ll try to work on being an all-rounder, and if something doesn’t work out, then my batting is always there. Every side goes through difficult transitions and we saw that in Australia But Hardik Pandya combined with both bat and ball, it sounds better than just a batter, ” So you have all these sides go through transition and difficulty is a common theme,” Sangakkara said. added Pandya.
India edged past eternal rivals Pakistan in a humdinger of a contest in front of a jam-packed MCG on the 23rd of October. While former Indian skipper Virat Kohli stole the show with one of the best T20I innings ever, Hardik Pandya’s all-around efforts were crucial for India’s thrilling victory. Although he was dismissed in the final over with India still needing 16 runs, Kohli ensured India’s victory in a dramatic final over. Pandya was seen with tears in his eyes talking about his father during the post-match celebrations.