Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya had suffered a horrific injury in the Asia Cup 2018. In the game against Pakistan, he encountered an injury to his back. As a result, he had to be stretchered off the field. Since then, the right-hander has been out of action. He couldn’t participate in the Windies series as well as the ongoing Australia tour.
Recently, the 25-year-old has started training and is on the road to recovery. He had shared videos of his training where he could be seen bowling also. The right-hander recently attended an event in Mumbai and expressed his desire to return soon. He is aiming the Australia ODI series to make a comeback to the national side.
“I’m trying hard to be fit for the ODI series against Australia to start in January 2019. To get back to full fitness, I’m going through rigorous bowling sessions in Mumbai. I have just started bowling after 60 days. Once I bowl a few overs in the ODIs, I think I should be on the right track,” said Pandya.
The other Pandya represented India in the interim
While Hardik was out of the side, his elder brother Krunal made his debut for India. The left-hander represented the national side in the T20I series against Windies. He made an immediate impact both with bat and ball. Hardik would have loved to be in the pavilion when Krunal donned the blue for the first time.
Hardik is trying hard to gain full fitness. The Indian selectors would also want him to return soon as he is an important member, especially in the limited overs side for the team with the important World Cup lined up next year.