Hardik Pandya set to return to cricket action
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is all set to return to cricket action ahead of this year’s Indian Premier League. It has been almost six months since Hardik Pandya played for India due to his injury concerns. Hardik Pandya underwent surgery on his back in October and has almost recovered from the issue.
In December, Hardik Pandya was listed in India A squad for the one-day games in New Zealand but was eventually pulled out of the squad as he was still unfit to play the game. However, Hardik Pandya made good progress as he was seen bowling in the nets to Team India before the Mumbai ODI fixture against Australia.
In fact, while hitting the nets, Hardik Pandya didn’t seem to have any issue with his fitness as he bowled to his teammates with ease. His tremendous progress also increased possibilities of him returning to international cricket sooner than later for the upcoming Test series in New Zealand. Unfortunately, he was ruled out.
Talking about his latest update, Hardik Pandya flew to London with NCA head physio Ashish Kaushik for a recheck by spinal surgeon Dr James Allibone. It was his second visit to London. Pandya had earlier travelled to London in October 2019 for a surgery. Currently, he is undergoing a rehabilitation programme at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and is expected to be back in full swing any time soon.
As per a report in Mid-Day, Hardik Pandya is expected to be a part of DY Patil T20 tournament later this month. He will represent Reliance outfit and will be looking forward to playing the tournament with full of zest and confidence.