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28 Sep 2021
A lot of questions have been raised on Hardik Pandya’s role in the Indian team that will be featuring in the upcoming World T20 in UAE and Oman as the right-hander didn’t bowl a single delivery for his franchise during the IPL 2021.
Speaking about Hardik’s fitness, MI skipper Rohit Sharma suggested that the doctors and physiotherapists are keeping a close eye and they will make the final call on his bowling.
“In terms of his bowling, he [Hardik] hasn’t bowled yet. So, the physios, the trainers, the medical team are working on his bowling. As of now, all I know is, he hasn’t bowled a single ball yet. But we wanted to take one game at a time and see where he stands,” Rohit said in the post-match press conference on Friday.
“He didn’t bowl today as well, but he’s getting better day by day. So, in the next week or so, he might be able to bowl – only the doctors or the physios will be able to give an update on that,” he further added.
Hardik had undergone back surgery in 2019 after which he hasn’t been bowling regularly. Though he bowled a few overs during India’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka.
MI bowed out of the IPL 2021 on Friday. The Rohit Sharma-led side needed to bundle out SRH for 65 or lesser total while defending a mammoth target of 236 runs which they failed to do but concluded the tournament with a 42-run win in Abu Dhabi.