Hardik Pandya opens up on his return from injury;
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya said he believes in hard effort and will continue to do so without making a fuss. The 28-year-old also stated that he is working hard to restore full health in preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, which will be held later this year.
“I have always pushed myself with my preparation keeping the team’s interest in mind. But this time I wanted some time off to prepare myself physically and mentally. I also wanted to take some time off for my family. We have spent a lot of time in bio bubbles. Though everyone has tried to make us feel comfortable, staying in a bio bubble is very tough,” Pandya was quoted as saying by Economic Times.
Pandya made a point with his all-round abilities, but a back issue forced him to retire from international cricket.
“You spend a lot of time away from your family and that eventually takes a toll on you. I wanted time off to reflect on myself and understand which areas I need to work on and concentrate on improving those things. And I am doing two sessions every day. I have always worked hard in silence and will continue to do so,” he said.
Hardik Pandya was picked by CVC Capital, the owners of Ahmedabad. This IPL season, he will also serve as the team’s captain. Pandya, who was released by the five-time champion Mumbai Indians, has been signed by CVC Capital, the Ahmedabad franchise’s owners, and will head them in the next IPL 2022.