Fans have been eagerly anticipating Hardik Pandya’s return to motion from harm. He has been battling accidents for the reason that 2019 Cricket World Cup and final performed a T20I for India in September final yr in opposition to South Africa in Bengaluru. He is on his comeback-path proper now and even performed a T20 match for Reliance 1 within the 16th DY Patil T20 Cup in Navi Mumbai.
Pandya has now shared an image of himself on social the place he revealed that he has gained a substantial quantity of muscle within the restoration part.
“From 68 kgs to now 75 kgs in three months. Non-stop effort, no shortcuts,” stated his Instagram put up with two pictures of him when he was leaner to now as he’s seen gaining a couple of kilograms.
Playing his first aggressive cricket match in additional than 5 months, India all-rounder confirmed why he’s thought-about to be one of the most effective seam-bowling all-rounders within the nation with a formidable present within the DY Patil T20 Cup 2020. Hardik Pandya shone with each bat and ball on his return from harm to assist his aspect Reliance 1 register a 25-run win over Bank of Baroda on Friday.
Hardik, who final performed for India in a T20I in opposition to South Africa in September, has been out of motion as a result of of a decrease again harm, for which he additionally had to bear surgical procedure final yr. But on Friday, Hardik confirmed little signal of rustiness.
Coming to bat at No.four for his aspect Reliance 1 within the DY Patil T20 Cup, Hardik smashed 38 off 25 balls to helped Reliance 1 put up 150 for 8.
The reality that may please Indian crew administration and hundreds of thousands of Hardik Pandya’s followers is that he hit 4 sixes and 4 fours in his innings, giving a transparent indication that he has not misplaced any of his timing as a result of of the lengthy lay-off.
Hardik was extreme in opposition to Bank of Baroda bowler Varun Sood. All of Pandya’s sixes got here off his bowling as he appeared to take the assault to the opposition after a sedate begin.
Pandya confirmed his all-spherical abilities with a knock of 38 off 25 balls to assist his aspect put up 150 for eight of their 20 overs.
In response, Bank of Baroda had been bowled out for simply 125 thanks to an incisive spell by India’s T20I leg-spinner Rahul Chahar (5/18) and Hardik’s spell of three for 26.
Pandya underwent surgical procedure after struggling a decrease-again harm 5 months in the past and has since been on a highway to restoration. He couldn’t be slot in time for the New Zealand tour however began bowling on the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after getting back from a test-up within the UK.